What: Hot Stone
In a nutshell: Japanese ishiyaki and sushi restaurant
Summing it all up: Exquisite sushi, top-level Kobe beef and ishiyaki cooking is on the way for Fitzrovia residents.
Over the past couple of years, Islington restaurant Hot Stone has been quietly building a stellar reputation for its sushi. William Sitwell called it "genuinely fabulous" in his Telegraph review. Now the Chapel Market spot is expanding, with plans to open a second restaurant. The site in question is in Windmill Street in Fitzrovia. There, they'll have space for a restaurant and separate sushi bar.
Running the food side of things is Hot Stone's executive chef Padam Raj Rai, who gained 19 years of experience in top-level Japanese restaurants like Tsukiji, Nobu and Zuma before opening his own restaurant in Islington. On the menu, you can expect to find Hot Stone's Ishiyaki dishes cooked on - the name kind of gives it away - hot stones. There'll also be sushi and sashimi alongside hot dishes such as 48-hour marinated black cod, homemade tofu and hamachi cheeks.
As with Islington, this Hot Stone will serve up certified Kobe beef, making it one of just eight restaurants in the UK to do so.
More about Hot Stone
Where is it? 3 Windmill St, Fitzrovia, London W1T 2HY
When does it open? January 2021 TBC
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