The dining empire of renowned Chef Jason Atherton just became a little big bigger with the addition of his latest London restaurant – Sosharu.
Sosharu is a new and exciting project for the Michelin-starred Chef who has worked with Gordon Ramsey and trained with Ferran Adriá as it marks his first attempt at Japanese cuisine. The restaurant has been carefully put together with Alex Craciun fulfilling the role of executive chef. He has spent years working in Japan, allowing him to bring his knowledge of traditional Japanese ingredients, cooking techniques and flavors to the London culinary scene.
The restaurant comprises of two levels with the 7 Tales cocktail bar located downstairs. It exhibits some impressive Japanese pop iconography that definitely sets the mood for the upscale dinner later.
Each served fish is individually dressed and seasoned, with a large selection that includes sesame-topped salmon and the o-toro fatty tuna and hamachi yellowtail. Naturally, the pleasure of dining on these delicacies doesn’t come cheap: a single selection comes to about £22 ($31.60) for six pieces and £35 for ten.
The outstanding dishes vary in presentation and ingredients, although as a whole they are light, rich and succulent. There are plenty of starters and the desserts are attractive and traditional like the incredibly fresh kakigori. All in all, it doesn’t come as a surprise that after its opening Sosharu is quickly becoming a favourite of London’s A-list clientele, including celebrities and the offspring of millionaires.
Similar to everything else – the service is impeccable, which adds to the allure of the clean, low-key interior that sets the mood for a casual dinner or business lunch.
Overall, the combination of traditional Japanese cuisine with British seasonal ingredients has proven to be a successful one and attracting a lot of interest from the high-life of London – pouring to grab a bite at Shosharu.