22 Wardour Street
Yatay takes space

Yatay takes space

26/08/2021 by Buildington
Japanese robatayaki grill restaurant Yatay is set to open at 22 Wardour Street later this year.

The 3,900 sq ft premises are owned by Shaftesbury.

The three levels of the restaurant each will have a unique atmosphere and menu.

The ground level will be centered around Yatay's charcoal-powered robatayaki grill, which will serve street food-inspired Japanese cuisine such as over 20 different chicken yakitori preparations, as well as sharing cocktails.

The first floor will seat up to 50 peope in a more traditional dining setting, dubbed the ‘Izakaya Sake Shop’.

The brand's late-night bar, inspired by 'roller zoku' — Tokyo's underground street culture – will pay homage to Japanese artisan beers in the basement.

Julia Wilkinson, Restaurant Director at Shaftesbury, commented: “Chinatown London reflects trends and traditions from across the entire ESEA region; Yatay adds to this with its unique take on what is culturally relevant in Japan today. Like the recently signed Kiwa Sushi & Grill, Yatay has a distinct identity, and these two concepts complement each other well, highlighting the variety of flavours and items a chef can create using a robata grill.”

Andy Cook, Co-Founder and Head of Culinary at Yatay, said: “Inspired by the streets and the underground culture of Japan, we are delighted to be bringing this unique and delicious offering to London for the first time. With its world-renowned status and commitment to championing authentic Far Eastern cuisines and culture, Chinatown London was the first, and only, location on our list – there is nowhere else we’d rather launch our dynamic and multi-faceted experience in the capital.”

Camilla Topham and Disrtkt represented Chinatown London. DCL acted for Yatay.

For more information visit chinatown.co.uk.
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