Japanese restaurant Taka, emboldened by its success in Mayfair’s Shepherd Market, is set to open a new branch in Marylebone later this month. The restaurant, which is a massive favourite of Mayfair natives, will take over a site which formerly housed the Old Providores restaurant.
For its Marylebone opening, Taka’s Executive Chef Taiji Maruyama (Nobu) and Head Chef Jonathan Dowling (Flat Three Restaurant), have put together a special menu, with an emphasis on seasonal, locally sourced food.
A mix of small dishes and hot and grilled plates, the new menu will include such delights as Yakitori Omakase (a whole chicken broken down into its different components and then grilled over hot coals), Kani Crab Filled Croquettes, Fried Chicken Wings stuffed with truffle and Miso black cod and house-made mochi flatbreads.
The dessert offering will include a Thai Basil sorbet and Deep Fried Malted Milk.
At weekends, Taka will court the Brunch Crowd with a plethora of brunch staples given a subtle Japanese twist. Expect waffles with Botterill’s chicken kara-age and Northumberland wildflower honey, ‘fluffy’ Japanese pancakes with seasonal fruit and Dorset clotted cream and a Miso glazed Wagyu sando with milk bread.
Drinks wise, Taka are promising a carefully curated selection of cocktails (bourbon mixed with honey infused black garlic, anyone?) and a good selection of Sakes (Kizakura Yamahai, Bunraku) as well as the usual wines and spirits.
For those wanting to celebrate there will also be champagne and some high grade wines.
The whole thing will be set in a massive (2,500 square foot) space with interior design by the influential B3 Designers (Gymkhana). The look will apparently blend contemporary Japanese and European Design with traditionally inspired bluish plaster walls, oak furnishings, and a stunning umbrella light instalment.
Taka opens on the 24th of September 2020 at 109 Marylebone High Street. More information about the restaurant can be found here.
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