Amaru 22

Ivory House, St Katherine Docks , London, E1W 1AT

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SquareMeal Review of Amaru

From the people behind nearby Bravas Tapas (who were once some of the people behind high-rolling Hakkasan), this ‘nikkei’ nook offers Japanese food cooked the Peruvian way – reflecting just one of the directions that the Nippon diaspora has taken of late. At Amaru, this is exemplified by artfully presented appetisers such as steamed edamame with togarashi chilli salt and aji Amarillo dip, or a salad of quinoa and pomegranate with truffle, balsamic and avocado. Given the ‘softs-only’ drinks policy (they’re big on teas) and the lack of space in the pokey, rather soulless dining room, it’s hardly surprising that some locals prefer the takeaway option. It’s our feeling, however, that fastidiously assembled dishes such as Peruvian cured beef rolls with wasabi, sweet potato and onion escabèche, or oysters on the half shell with rocotto chilli sorbet, saké and Tequila mignonette, don’t deserve to be boxed-up and schlepped home.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Tower Hill Tube Station 433m

Tower Gateway Tube Station 666m

Address

Address: Ivory House, St Katherine Docks , London E1W 1AT

Area: Docklands

Opening times

Tues-Sun 11.30am-8.30pm

Nearby Landmarks

Tower Bridge 281m

Butler's Wharf 407m

Details

Telephone: 020 7702 4765

Website:

Cuisine: Japanese Peruvian

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