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Hidden Gem: Katsute 100 in Islington, London

Newly opened o-chaya (tea house) Katsute 100 in Islington, at the Camden Passage on Islington High Street just north of Angel tube station, brings something new to London’s otherwise saturated selection of cafes – a wide range of Japanese teas including yuzu teas, sakura (cherry blossom) teas and many others, to be enjoyed by the pot together with a selection of Japanese…

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Hidden Gem: Atariya sushi shop and fishmonger in London

While most of London’s Japanese supermarkets and restaurants can be found in the central Piccadilly area in close proximity to the Japanese embassy, there’s a smaller suburban enclave where many Japanese families settle in west London, about 20 to 30 minutes ride westbound on the Central Line from Oxford Circus, at West Acton. Turn left out of the Tube station there…

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Hidden Gem: Yoyo Kitchen Japanese restaurant and takeaway in London

Owner Yoichi Iguchi (known as Yoyo) has worked for over 20 years as a chef. Born in Tokyo, he initially trained at the prestigious Ginza Asta, before moving to London in 1995. Working in Japanese restaurants including Mayfair’s Nobu, he made sushi for stars including Madonna, Robert de Niro and Kylie Minogue, and since 1999 has been the main fish…

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