Yuu Kitchen is inspired by the fun and freshness of flavours from south-east Asia and the Pacific Rim.
Head Chef Jon’s menu is inspired by his heritage and travels across south-east Asia and brings in his experience from Nobu London.
An atmospheric mural staircase transports you to the edgy underground scene of a Japanese street, lit only by neon, opening out into a basement bar and restaurant.
The lounge features a long high-top table seating 10-12 and the main dining area is presided over by a back-lit 25 foot long Asian dragon, or Shenlong, created by celebrated Hong Kong artist, Lun Wong.
Continuing the theme from Yuu Kitchen’s original restaurant in Spitalfields, the team have collaborated again with artist Lun Wong, known as Lunatic, by commissioning bespoke art pieces for the venue..
The drawing style of the artwork is very similar to the original Yuu Kitchen Aldgate’s style but modernised and slightly simplified.
South-east Asian food is at the core of the Yuu Kitchen menu and whilst Japanese flavours feature heavily, the menu also pays homage to Head Chef, Jon de Villa’s heritage, with a Pinoy section giving a nod to Filipino cuisine and some of Jon’s family recipes handed down over the years.
Taiwanese Bao Buns with a range of fillings from Panko Jackfruit to Soft Shell Crab or Pork Belly Braised in 7UP, Japanese sweet and sticky Miso Eggplant, Vegetarian Vietnamese Ssam and Chicken or Baby Octopus Karaage.
Pinoy classics with a Yuu twist includes Lechon Kawali (12 hour braised pork belly with Mama Sita’s sauce) Crispy Pigs Ears and Chicken Insasal.
Jon’s Pinoy dishes introduces guests to Filipino favourites with a London touch. Maximum flavours from slow cooked meats, 12 hour braised Lechon Kawali, delicious home-made recipes, like the tangy adobo wings, brings a fresh new take on familiar dishes.
The desert menu includes Ice cream Bao in a range of flavours from purple vegan Ube, to Coconut Bread Cake, Ube Cassava Cake and Avocado and Yuzu Parfait.