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The first branch of the fusion Japanese chain to open outside the Middle East, Oliver Maki is an enticing prospect. Luxury ingredients (Wagyu beef, chutoro tuna) and spectacular, theatrical dishes take centre stage. Pre-eminent among the latter is ‘Sushi Jewels’: 12 pieces of first-rate sushi served in a clear plastic jewellery box filled with smoke. We also loved the tasty Wagyu fried rice; the succulent, light filo shrimp tempura served in a shot glass with dipping sauce; and the beautiful green-tea tiramisu dessert – highlighting the attention to detail paid by ex-Nobu sushi chef, Louis Kenji Huang. Yet despite these flourishes, the mood within the two-storey, minimalist black-and-grey restaurant is solemn. The large menu is clearly presented on tablets but you’ll need the courteous, well-drilled staff to assist, as only some dishes include descriptions – adding pictures would be a huge improvement. Surprisingly, we were disappointed by the signature ‘Oliver Maki’ (named after founder Oliver Zeitoun): a ring of tamely flavoured pieces of sushi. So, more fun and a flavour boost would transport the restaurant into the premier league, but, with its sweet, classy cocktails and well-chosen wine list, Oliver Maki should already attract sushi lovers and diners on flashy, expensive dates.
Inside the box £15, Outside the box £22 and a vegan Green box for £15 - all include miso soup.
Available: 16 March 2017
Max: 10 people
Expires: 31 May 2017
Maximum of 10 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.
From a set menu.
Available: 15 May 2017
Min: 2 people
Max: 20 people
Expires: 28 May 2017
Maximum of 20 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.
Quirky. Contemporary. Flashy.Oliver Maki, a family owned restaurant run by the successful Zeitoun brothers with four existing restaurants in the Middle East. Their first London venture starts with Oliver Maki, fusion sushi with a luxurious twist.Another fine-dine sushi restaurant in London? Yes, probably. But I’d say this one is a little more out there. All dishes are delicately presented, pleasant to the eye and definitely very exquisite. Formerly at Nobu, Louise Kenji Huang runs its kitchen, combining eccentricity and luxurious ingredients together to create theatrical display of dishes. Out-of-the-box...
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Oliver Maki, a Japanese restaurant located on Dean Street, Soho, was founded by Lebanese-Canadian Oliver Maki and his family. The Zeitoun family come from a long line of olive grove farmers (Zeitoun means ‘olive’ in Arabic) and the influence of olives can be felt throughout the restaurant, from the impressions of olive trees on the mirrors in the restaurant, to the use of the word Oliver in the restaurant’s name (alluding to the word olive). But even so, the restaurant is about combining the traditions of Japanese food with modernity. At the helm is Executive Head Chef Louis Kenji Huang, formerly a sushi chef at Nobu...
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