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‘A winner every time’, the ever-busy Knightsbridge branch of Chisou is a three-tiered offering in one smart townhouse, and covers all Japanese bases for a mixed bag of salarymen, local aficionados
and saké enthusiasts. A textured stone wall, wooden booths, ornamental saké bottles and lanterns set the scene in the chic ground-floor dining room, where the menu features on-trend flavours such
as rock oyster ‘shooters’, yellowtail and truffle sashimi, rock shrimp tempura and grilled eel glazed with BBQ sauce, as well as rich, complex Wagyu beef teriyaki with shiitake and shimeji
mushrooms from a list of ‘irresistible’ specials. Upstairs, an elegant varnished bar dispenses more than 30 varieties of saké to novices and connoisseurs alike, while the basement houses a
dedicated sushi bar serving ozone-fresh turbot, razor clams, butter fish, tuna and other raw delights.
I learned about Chisou Japanese Restaurant during a chance encounter at a United Ramen pop-up I went to in January. A fellow diner told me about it, having recently taken up a job with them. Recently, he extended an invitation to visit and try their Japanese menu for myself. There are actually three restaurants in this mini-chain – the original Mayfair branch which opened in 2002, the Knightsbridge location I visited, which opened in 2010, and the newest one out in Chiswick, which opened in 2012.Each restaurant has its own head chef – at Knightsbridge, Chef Ryota Tsuji is at the helm. The core menu is common...
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