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Nakanojo to expand in London with second site opening in early 2023

Nikkei restaurant - the combination of Japanese and Peruvian cuisine, Nakanojo is to open a second site in Marylebone. Situated on Thayer Street and due to open in early 2023, the launch is part of the Cool Dining Group’s continued expansion plan with more locations planned in the capital next year.

Now with a prime central London location, the premium casual Nakanojo’s second opening will sit alongside the inaugural King’s Road site which has quickly garnered loyal fans since its opening in Summer 2021.

London’s first Peruvian Izakaya, Nakanojo takes its namesake from a small town in Japan and celebrates the rich cultures of Japan and Peru, offering an eclectic array of Nikkei inspired dishes including sushi, ceviches and tacos which sit alongside the inimitable pisco sours, an array of sake and the signature Bobas cocktails.

The 2,000 sq ft Marylebone site will cater for up to 100 covers across two floors and the interiors will see Nakanajo’s signature mural and the trademark cherry blossom tree.

Each table can expect to receive an array of dishes designed for sharing, allowing diners to explore every aspect of the menu, promoting a more sociable dining experience. Nakanojo has perfected a range of signature dishes that take diners on a gastronomic journey; hero dishes include the likes of chicken kara-age served coated in chipotle mayo and red onion.

Also, the Taco Fiesta which offers a range of fillings, including pulled pork pibil, wagyu carne asada, salmon ceviche and portobello tataki and the sea bass ceviche, a blend of coconut leche de tigre, red onion, mango salsa and canchas and not forgetting the diverse array of sushi.

Plus there are brand new dishes such as, Yellowtail tataki with Yuzu tobiko on a bed of freshly prepared in house jalapeno sauce and pico de gallo finished with shiso cress (pictured), which has just launched at the King's Road restaurant.

Founded in 2021 by hospitality entrepreneur Josh Ahmet, his background in hard work and discipline stems from his position as a 34th generation Shaolin Warrior Monk from the Shaolin Temple in China.

Proficient in Shaolin Kung fu, he has also cultivated National, European and International champions. In Chinese Martial arts, he holds the best record as the GB coach in creating multiple champions as well as his students waving the flag for Great Britain in the World Championships for Kung Fu.

The regiment he has gained from his martial arts is now translated in his business acumen; the duty of care, patience, diligence and ethics that Josh has learned throughout his martial arts journey are now applied to his day to day life. Josh has owned multiple successful businesses from a start up to millions and he is now on a crusade to grow the Cool Dining Group into a reputable global brand.