1/9/17 - updated with soft launch details.
In a nutshell: Wagyu burgers, buns and ramen.
Summing it all up: The somewhat oddly named ICHIBUNS is the latest restaurant from Robin Leigh (the chap behind Nobu, Busaba Eathai). This one's a bid for a roll-out, featuring burgers, rolls, ramen and more on the menu.
This is definitely one of those restaurant names that makes you go - "it's called what, now?" Yes, this is ICHIBUNS, the latest from Robin Leigh, the chap behind Nobu and Busaba Eathai.
On the menu, you'll find ramen - but not just any ramen, but ramen with wagyu beef and king crab. And there are burgers (made with a mix of wagyu and prime British grass-fed beef, including these:
- The Hokkaido - two grilled patties, grilled red onions, sauteed shiitake mushrooms, white truffle oil, blue cheese fondue
- Panko meatball - panko crusted fried beef patty, cabbage julienne, Japanese vegetable pickle, spicy yoghurt, curry ketchup (also served as a Fish Finger Burger - panko crusted fried salmon fingers)
Or there's the crispy Japanese spring rolls - one of which is Snow Crab (with shiitake mushrooms, shiso leaf, yuzu pepper, cabbage and butter ponzu sauce) while another is a wagyu cheeseburger variety.
There are green tea profiteroles for dessert and Ichi Shakes which include the Sakura Blossom - milk and cherry ice cream, with marinated cherries, marshmallows and cherry sauce.
In all, it seems like they're going for casual dining in a big way with a menu that we have to say sounds VERY interesting. We'll definitely be in line for those cheeseburger spring rolls...
More about ICHIBUNS
Where is it? 22 Wardour Street, London W1D 6QH
When does it open? 8 September 2017
Soft launch details: 500 free Ichiban burgers to eat-in or take-away from 5pm on 8 September