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Yashin Ocean House, South Kensington, London,  Restaurant & Bar Design Awards 2014

Yashin Ocean House is a brand new modern Japanese restaurant located in South Kensington.

Situated on Old Brompton Road the restaurant boasts an impressive menu based entirely around fish and seafood, offering head to tail dining using every aspect of the fish from roe, to flesh, to skin. Yashin’s team of chefs are able to achieve a diverse menu by using a wider range of seafood cuts as well as utilising their expertise.

JYSM were the interior designers during the project and working with the client have transformed the space into an elegant, vibrant venue. Yashin Ocean House contains a dining room displaying elegant Edwardian architecture with contemporary touches including a turquoise counter made from glazed volcanic stone. From here diners can witness the impressive knife skills of the Yashin team.

Jun Ogura, the main designer at JYSM, has worked on many commercial projects since moving to the UK from Tokyo. Having had such success in the design industry Jun was ecstatic to work on the Yashin Ocean House project. He told Premier Hospitality:

“Designing hospitality spaces is great as it allows you to create a special moment for the customer. Yashin Ocean House is a high end Japanese restaurant that customers frequent on special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries and date nights. If the atmosphere and interior design is successful then customer’s time becomes more precious; this is what I love to do.”

Yashin Ocean House, South Kensington, London,  Restaurant & Bar Design Awards 2014

In the summer month’s diners are encouraged to enjoy the new summer terrace with a bottle of sake or one of Yashin signature cocktails. The venue contains two luxurious private dining rooms where guests can enjoy an exclusive dining experience in unique, beautifully designed surroundings.

The first dining room seats up to five people and is ideal for a private, intimate dining experience with a second, larger room perfect for gatherings of up to twelve people.

Diners can choose from a variety of set menus starting at £50 per person, the menus showcase signature dishes from the Yashin Ocean House kitchen. Dishes on the Dinner menu include Omakase Sashimi, Tuna with truffle infused ponzo jelly and Yellow Tail with orange soy. For those popping in for a spot of lunch, dishes such as Miso Cappuccino, Pan Fried Monkfish, Salmon Saikyo Miso and Moakase Four are available to sample.

The numerous menus include dishes comprised of various parts of the fish body including cheek, skin, kama, meat, eggs and, for the more adventurous diners, bones. As well as boasting sumptuous Lunch and Dinner menus the restaurants also offers diners a Terrace Menu served every Friday to Sunday from 2pm through until 6pm. An express Dinner Menu is also available every night from 6pm until 7pm for those wanting to enjoy a simple, yet affordable delicious meal after work. Customers also have the option of creating their own bespoke menus, perfect for those special occasions.

Yashin Ocean House, South Kensington, London,  Restaurant & Bar Design Awards 2014

Yasuhiro Mineno, Executive chef and co-founder of Yashin, is one of the most prominent sushi chefs in the UK, if not in Europe. Yashuhiro’s career began in his late teens, initially as a kaiseki chef in Japan. The talented chef grew up in Shizuoka, a prefecture in Japan renowned for its rich variety of seafood, fresh wasabi and flavoursome green teas, and so is ideally placed to open up a venture such as Yashin in England.

Yasuhiro has also worked as Head Chef at Nobu Group’s Ubon in Canary Wharf for three years. In October 2010, Mineno and close friend Shinya Ikeda, Head Chef and co-founder of Yashin, opened their second restaurant and in September 2013 unveiled their newest venture Yashin Ocean House.

Shinya Ikeda, eager to offer authentic Japanese food outside of Japan, has worked at the prestigious Yumi Restaurant, acting as the Head Chef thanks to his exceptional talents. Shinya also has his own restaurant, ‘Without Soy Sauce’; Ikeda had noticed previously that customers often dip dishes into soy sauce and so the only flavour that could be tasted was the soy sauce alone. Yashin Sushi & Bar based around this concept.

Yashin Ocean House has been shortlisted in this year’s Restaurant and Bar Design Awards within the category of Best London Restaurant.

Yashin Ocean House, South Kensington, London,  Restaurant & Bar Design Awards 2014

London Mosaic

London Mosaic specialise in Victorian style geometric floor tile designs supplied in a sheet form. The company have been in operation since 2005. During this time, London Mosaic has been involved in thousands of installations both commercial and residential throughout London, the UK and more recently international locations. Customers include established retailers such as Jack Wills, Cath Kidston and J D Wetherspoon.

Working for the interior designers of Yashin Ocean, London Mosaic created a bespoke floor scheme in accordance with the specified floor plans before supplying the finished sheeted product in kit form.

Ingo Gerhard, a Director at London Mosaic said:

“We enjoy working with commercial clients, as our quick turnaround, comprehensive consultation and sheeted system is very suitable for interior fit outs where time is crucial. Large areas can be covered quickly and accurately with our sheeted designs.”

Yashin Ocean House, South Kensington, London,  Restaurant & Bar Design Awards 2014

Ingo added:

“London Mosaic provides products of a consistent high quality and allow customers to be involved throughout the design process. Our hardwearing ceramic tiles come at competitive prices and can also be bought loose.”

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