Titu 22

1A Shepherd Street , London, W1J 7HJ

Titu Japanese restaurant interior light blue windows onto street

SquareMeal Review of Titu

Kiwi chef Jeff Tyler used to be head chef of the Asian side of flashy mega restaurant Novikov, so it’s a complete surprise that his first solo project is a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it corner spot in olde worlde Shepherd Market, with space for only 15 diners (tables are bookable). What isn’t a surprise is how good the modern Japanese food is. Titu is billed as a gyoza specialist, though there’s much more to the small-plates menu than dumplings: meltingly soft tuna blobbed with a subtle jalapeno mayo and dressed with an artful frill of salad leaves, deep-fried chicken popcorn that eats like a gourmet McNugget, or a citrusy salad of chunky soft-shell crab. The dumplings themselves are served linked like conjoined twins attached by a filigree of lacy batter; we preferred the warmly spiced chicken and foie gras version to Wagyu gyoza that seemed like an ostentatious intrusion from Novikov.


Prices, while not exactly cheap, are something of a bargain for Mayfair given the quality of the ingredients and cooking. And while the tiny dimensions mean this is not somewhere to come to discuss anything remotely confidential, the charming staff somehow find space to mix the likes of Pisco Sours and Espresso Martinis. We’ll definitely be back – perhaps after a matinee at the nearby Curzon Mayfair.    

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Titu is recommended for

Buzzy | Cosy | Dates | Special Occasions Under 40S

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Green Park Tube Station 255m

Hyde Park Corner Tube Station 832m

Address

Address: 1A Shepherd Street , London W1J 7HJ

Area: Mayfair Oxford Street

Opening times

Mon-Fri 8am-11am Mon-Sat 12N-2.30pm 5-11.30pm

Nearby Landmarks

Curzon Mayfair Cinema 143m

Green Park 274m

Details

Telephone: 020 7493 8746

Website:

Cuisine: Japanese

8.0

Food & Drink: 10.0

Service: 8.0

Atmosphere: 6.0

Value: 8.0

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 4.0

Ms. Macaroon bronze reviewer 22 May 2018

Dined next to a group of senior ladies-who-lunch whose conversation about The Goring vs Petersham Nurseries was entertaining. Though their presence felt somewhat incongruous to the surroundings and menu. A complimentary snack of deep fried lotus root was heavenly, mainly due to the addictive yuzu mayonnaise served with it. Wine list was interesting and not overly pricey. Popcorn chicken to start was improved on with another pilfered pot of yuzu mayo. Crunchy prawns with deliciously crispy heads disappeared in seconds. Soft shell crab salad was fabulous (the crab stayed crispy despite the dressing), but the foie and chicken gyoza were the star of the show, once we had freed them from their lacey batter. A trip to the loo felt distinctly nautical with very narrow, steep steps descending into the world's teeniest loo, next to the galley-style kitchen. How they knock dishes of this quality out of that tiny hole is beyond me! A great addition to the area, best for a couple as too small for larger groups.