On the 9th November, a new pop-up restaurant and bar will open in Kings Cross – Tamashii.
Tamashii, meaning soul in Japanese, is a pop-up restaurant by Chef Wei who’s built up over 35 years of experience working in top restaurants including Hakkasan and The Colony Club in Mayfair. He’s created a menu which will include traditional Japanese dishes including Ramen, Teppanyaki and Robata as well as firm British favourites from East Asia such as Thai Green Curry and Crispy Aromatic Duck. Prices are designed to be accessible and range from £3.75 to £7 for starters and £9.50 to £15.50 for mains. House specials are also on the menu and range from £14.75 – £27.00. The pop up will help to refine the recipes and the concept, if successful Tamashii will open indefinitely.
The 100-cover restaurant is complemented by an exciting bar called Juku which has been developed by the VOC London team. The bar will have its own designated space in the restaurant and there will be a number of exquisite cocktails as well as a wide selection of Japanese whiskies, sake, lagers, wines and oriental Teas. A select range of local craft beers will also be available. Both the bar and the restaurant will be open throughout the day.
Tamashii is on the site of the old buffet restaurant Kitchin on Caledonia Street. Although it’s a pop up for now, the décor has been remodeled to create a funky new space. There will be neon signs, industrial bar stools as well as wooden tables. The back bar will be lit, with a collection of sake bottles. Other lighting consists of industrial pendant lighting and table lamps.