Endo at The OWO is a Japanese-influenced restaurant at The OWO (The Old War Office) - one of London's largest food hubs. It is run by Endo Kazutoshi - third-generation sushi chef and patron of Michelin-starred Endo at the Rotunda.
Kazutoshi's star has risen in recent years, thanks in large part to his omakase restaurant at the old Television Centre in White City. His meticulous, precise cooking and one-to-one style has garnered widespread national acclaim. He is also chef-patron of Creative Restaurant Group - the restaurant group co-founded by Misha Zelman that handles restaurants such as Humo, SUMI and 20 Berkeley.
The rooftop dining room has room for 60 covers, and includes an al fresco terrace with views of famous London landmarks like Buckingham Palace and St James's Park. In addition the restaurant will feature a chef's table for private dining events, tucked away in one of The OWO's old turrets, where guests can watch Endo's unique culinary genius unfold before their eyes.
Completing the experience is the restaurant's accompanying ground floor sake bar. With 28 seats and direct access from Whitehall Place, it combines the Kazutoshi's Japanese heritage with a quintessentially British landmark. The Grade II-listed Old War Office is a notable London landmark - this was, as the name suggests, where British plans were made during WW2, and where Ian Fleming was inspired to write the James Bond novels.
'We are delighted to be joining The OWO,' say Kazutoshi. 'Our new restaurant and sake bar will be an ode to the traditions of Japanese cooking with my personal touch. We look forward to sharing a piece of history with our guests.'