A new Japanese neighbourhood restaurant has opened in King’s Cross.
Wazen, which means ‘Japanese table’ will bring Londoners an authentic Japanese experience, serving up high quality and authentic Japanese cuisine at a price that ensures regular visits from both locals and Japanese food lovers alike.
With a minimal design aesthetic, this neighbourhood restaurant serves up an authentic representation of Japanese cuisine – prepared by Japanese chefs who have a deep commitment to quality. Dishing up beautiful plates you won’t find anywhere else in London, Wazen brings together high quality ingredients, traditional cooking methods and sophisticated service.
The food at Wazen is overseen by head chef Toshimasa Tanahashi who comes via the kitchens of Japanese restaurants Matsuri in St James, Kyubi at the Arts Club in Mayfair and Kouzu in Belgravia. With over 30 years of experience, Tanahashi has developed an authentic menu, which includes an extensive choice of Japanese starters, sashimi, tempura, sushi rolls and mains.
Dishes such as Spicy tuna tartare, Chicken kakinotane, Baby Chicken with nanban sauce and Stone bass with tomato ume and yuzu shio ponzu are representative of the unique style of Japanese cuisine available here. The front of house team is headed up by Kenichiro Urata, who most recently led the team at cult central London Japanese ramen restaurant Kanada-Ya.
Wazen offers a comfortable dining experience allowing customers to explore and learn about Japanese cuisine. Friendly and knowledgeable staff guide guests through the menu, recommending complementary dishes and drink pairings. Lunch is a more relaxed affair with dishes ranging from £8 – £18 and a special Bento box set lunch offering great value for local workers and residents.
Wazen features one of the widest ranges of premium sakes in London – many available by the glass and carafe. Wazen also features ‘kikizake’, a tasting flight of three sakes allowing customers to sample unique and rare sake from all across Japan.
Wazen is open for lunch Monday to Friday, 12:00pm – 15:30pm and for dinner Monday to Saturday, 18:00pm to 23:00pm. Wazen is closed Sundays and Bank Holidays.
For more information, please visit: www.wazen-restaurant.co.uk.