Bringing the finest Japanese cuisine to the heart of St James: Introducing Ginza Onodera
From the bustling streets of Tokyo to the heart of London, Ginza Onodera’s much anticipated London restaurant has opened its doors on Bury Street, St James. With exquisitely crafted menus, private suites dedicated to sushi and teppan-yaki plus a robata grill and stunning cocktail bar, Ginza Onodera brings an elevated and authentic Japanese dining experience to the capital.
The main restaurant fuses traditional Japanese minimalism with modern detailing, courtesy of renowned Japanese design house Yosai Kiyono. Wall-fitted mirroring, wooden partitions and polished concrete flooring echo the clean, chic precision of Onodera’s dishes. The perfectly curated à la carte menu spans kobachi (rarely seen in London), tataki, tartare, sushi and sashimi as well as teppan-yaki and robata grill dishes. A range of tasting and set menus are also available at lunch and dinner.
As you would expect, the quality of the sushi and sashimi at Onodera is unrivalled. For a truly interactive experience, take a seat at the counter and watch as sensational sashimi is sliced, the freshest sea food is shelled and individual pieces are expertly made to order. Allow the itamae (specialist sushi chefs) to prepare a set tasting menu (from £65.00) for lunch only, or hand pick from delicate, seasonal choices including octopus, snow crab and salmon roe or rich marbled tuna and sea urchin (from £3.00 per piece).
Delicious teppan-yaki dishes can be enjoyed direct from the counter, in a private room or the main restaurant. Watch as only the highest quality ingredients such as lobster (Canadian or spiny), black cod, marbled tuna and miyazaki-gyu sirloin are expertly prepared, cooked and sliced for service according to the ancient art of teppan-yaki.
Onodera signatures come in the form of cactus-fed turbot kobujime usuzukuri (£20.00), Japanese wagyu dumplings (£25.00) and Japanese wagyu nikujyaga (£16), whilst Scottish scallops (£12), Canadian black cod saikyo-yaki (£42) and Black Angus beef sirloin (£33) come direct from the Robata.
For the ultimate in private dining, book one of Onodera’s three uniquely designed private dining rooms. The exclusive sushi suite and the teppanyaki room each come complete with a dedicated chef, who will expertly prepare your dishes at the central counter. Available to book for parties of 6-8 people, the private dining rooms are perfect for a truly special occasion, intimate dinner party or client entertaining.
Wines and Sakes
Ginza Onodera’s Head Sommelier Angelo Lorea has carefully curated a wine and extensive sake list. Select a vintage from the 450-strong menu, or allow Angelo to recommend a perfectly paired sake – flavour notes such as fruit, flowers, herbs and spices will be considered, and all sakes are served at optimum temperature to complement your food.
Complete with statement low-hanging lighting, the decadent first floor marble-topped cocktail bar exudes understated glamour, and is the perfect spot for an apéritif or digestif.
Developed by Bar Manager and master mixologist Gergö Nyiri, the cocktail menu fuses Japanese flavours with the freshest, seasonal ingredients and carefully curated craft spirits. Shaken before your very eyes, seek refreshment with a Can-can (Tamagawa sake, Chateu de Breuil V.S.O.P, figs, salted caramel) or enjoy an Onodera Daiquiri (Cabernet Sauvignoncasked Japanese Rum, Japanese Kokuto sugar, lime).
Whisky lovers will appreciate Onodera’s extensive collection of over 35 Japanese and international single malts and blends, including Yamazaki Distillers Reserve (£14.00), Suntory Toki (£30.00) the fine and rare Nikka Yoichi 20 (£95.00).
Ginza Onodera – bringing a unique and elevated Japanese dining experience to London.
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