Nakanojo in Marylebone specialises in Nikkei cuisine, a popular form of fusion dining that combines elements of Japanese and Peruvian cooking. The restaurant takes its name from a small town in Japan, and celebrates the rich cultures of Japan and Peru. Diners can expect an eclectic array of Nikkei inspired dishes, including sushi, ceviche and tacos, which sit alongside a drinks list featuring pisco sours, sake and signature cocktails.
This 2,000 square foot restaurant caters for up to 100 covers across two floors, with the interiors featuring a captivating Geisha mural and stunning Japanese cherry blossom trees. Elsewhere, Japanese hand-crafted wood and Peruvian jungle leaves intermingle to reflect the restaurant's fusion cuisine.
Sitting somewhere between casual and fine dining, the menu offers an elevated take on authentic dishes and small sharing plates. You might choose to start with a selection of snacks and sashimi, while examples of Nikkei street food include casava wedges with smoked panca sauce and huancaina cheese, and black cod den miso with yuzu, jalapeño and chives. Elsewhere, its famous 'inside out' sushi rolls (uramaki) features flavour combinations such as spicy tuna with spring onion, cucumber, avocado, chipotle mayo and sesame. While a large variety of tacos are served warm and filled with the likes of crispy chicken, guacamole, cabbage, gochujang and mizuna.
On the drinks front, there’s a major lean towards cocktails using Peruvian and Japanese spirits. Look out for signature creations such as the Nakanojo Fashioned, made with Patron tequila, Kaffir lime, cardamon dyrup and cardamon bitters, or the Geisha Sling featuring whiskey, strawberry liqueur, basil syrup, lemon juice, strawberry puree and tonic. Elsewhere, a selection of digestifs, mocktails, spirits, sparkling and wine are available.
It also offers a Pisco and sushi bottomless brunch on weekends, which includes starters, bottomless rolls and a choice of of Pisco Sours, Sake or Prosecco.