Machiya

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"GOOD"

5 Panton Street , London, SW1Y 4DL

Machiya London Japanese restaurant bar
Machiya London restaurant bar Japanese
Machiya London Japanese restaurant bar
Machiya London restaurant bar Japanese
Machiya London Japanese restaurant bar

SquareMeal Review of Machiya

1

"GOOD"

An ode to Kyoto-style home cooking, Machiya is from the duo behind Kanada-Ya and offers a short range of carefully rendered dishes divided into izakaya, yashoku and washoku sections. From the snack-centric izakaya options, the tsukene arrives as six dense minced chicken balls on skewers, with a Burford Brown egg yolk for dipping. The yoshoku dishes offer Western spins on Japanese standards, such as chicken stock-braised rice with truffle ketchup or Australian Wagyu beef katsu. The latter is an extravagance on such a low-priced menu, as is the washoku section’s unajyu rice bowl. The unajyu’s a rewarding splurge however, topped with a layer of sticky-sweet morsels of grilled eel. The star of the desserts is the genmaicha mille crepe cake, precisely constructed from layers of green tea-flavoured crepes. The long drinks list impresses (sakés, shochu, Old World wines and spirits), but that’s because a gloomy drinks lounge lies beneath. The bar serves a small selection of flavour-packed cocktails, further proving that Machiya’s a good thing in a small package. 

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Machiya Location

5 Panton Street , London SW1Y 4DL

Opening times

Mon-Sun 12N-11pm (Sun -10pm)

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