When we heard Jidori were opening a second spot in Covent Garden this year, we couldn’t wait to get down there and check it out. The first restaurant in Dalston is one of our faves due to it’s relaxed vibe and scrumptious small plates so we were keen to see if the new spot offered more of the same radness.
Lucky for us, the awesome Dalston vibe has been carried over to the new spot. It’s situated in an old Georgian townhouse boasting 3 floors of dining space with minimal interiors throughout. There’s simplistic wood clad floors, clean white tables and the same pastel crockery to enable the perfect insta shot.
The menu staples remain like the Katsu Curry Scotch Egg and an ever tempting selection of Yakitori, and are served alongside some new dishes exclusive to Covent Garden, including Beef Tartare with Lotus Chips, and Mussel, Nori & Cabbage Gyoza.
The chefs signature Omakase menu looks to be a popular choice for large groups, with plenty of dishes to share exploring all parts of a free range Yorkshire chicken.
Other dishes include the Coal-grilled Sweet Potato with Housemade Kewpie (a Japanese mayonnaise) and Egg Salad, the Koji Fried Chicken and the Sesame & Chilli Cucumber.
Cocktails play a big part too. The popular Tomu Margarita is zingy with yuzu and a salt rimmed glass. The Frozen Yuzu Margarita boasts similar flavours and is extra refreshing during this heatwave!
We couldn’t visit without ordering their signature Ginger Ice Cream dessert. It’s served with Sweet Potato Crisps, Miso Caramel Sauce and is a culinary revelation when it comes to puds. You’ll be dreaming about it for days after!
The restaurant also offers an exciting new experience to your Jidori visit, a Karaoke room! In collaboration with Lucky Voice, the space is available for private parties who want to sing their hearts out. There’s over 8,000 songs to choose from and a sharing menu is available to order via an in-built iPad in the room meaning no excuses who’s next up on the mic. The karaoke packages start at £40 a head.
To book a table at Jidori or to look at Karaoke packages, visit www.jidori.co.uk
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