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The latest venture from Aussie chef Brett Redman, Jidori is a Japanese yakitori (grilled skewers) joint. Juicy Goosnargh chicken – thighs with spring onion; wings with shiso and grilled lemon; hearts and bacon – forms the meat of the fairly priced menu, though there’s a couple of vegetarian choices. The aubergine doused in miso butter is memorable, as is tsukune (tender minced chicken skewers with egg-yolk dip). An additional short selection of small plates occasionally veers into fusion street-food territory, including runny Scotch egg in katsu curry sauce, and koji-fried chicken perfectly seasoned with nori salt and lemon juice. The brief yet brilliant cocktail menu also uses Japanese flavours to great effect, with beer and saké providing back-up. Filled with local trendies, Jidori’s interior is a bright functional box of a room with chefs preparing food in full view – comfortable, no, but ideal for a bite before heading to the Rio Cinema.


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Jidori

89 Kingsland High Street ,London E8 2PB

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Jidori, name of a bird.

by   gold reviewer (41)

Mar 2016

Jidori was fresh - to the restaurant scene in Dalston, as they had just opened in December 2015 - and bright. The good lighting condition meant that we could read the menu properly but the bonus came in photographing food. In any case, Jidori needed that lighting. Because without an obvious front sign, it was quite tricky to find. You would want to look out for an eatery with a mixture of white to cream coloured interior of stools and bar seat. And of course, the obvious bar area. Jidori prides...

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  • Food & Drink: 6
  • Service: 7
  • Atmosphere: 7
  • Value: 6

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    Vi Vian :: Vi Vians Food Blog Jidori Dalston

    Jidori, Dalston – Jidori was fresh – to the restaurant scene in Dalston, as they had just opened in December 2015 – and bright. The good lighting condition meant that we could read the menu properly but the bonus came in photographing food. In any case, Jidori needed that lighting. Because without an obvious front sign, it was quite tricky to find. You would want to look out for an eatery with a mixture of white to cream coloured interior of stools and bar seat. And of course, the obvious bar area.
    Jidori prides themselves on their poultry (Jidori is a special breed of free-range chicken) hence the menu has a...
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    The Picky Glutton :: The Picky Glutton Jidori

    If you believe some of the more breathless reviews of Jirdori, then this Dalston restaurant is the first to serve yakitori in the capital. This, of course, is definitely not true. These grilled Japanese skewers can be found on the do-it-all menus of catch-all Japanese restaurants across the city, although there it’s often done poorly or, at best, in a mediocre fashion. Dedicated yakitori restaurants are a much rarer breed. A nameless and now closed downstairs dive restaurant on Goodge Street served up some of the best I’ve had in London, while the now defunct Woodstock just off Oxford Street had potential before going...
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