29 Commercial Street, London E1 6NE
New and stylish Southeast-Asian restaurant totally inspired by all things south-east Asia and around the Pacific rim.
With its bold walls covered in stylised Manga pop-art, raised seating arrangements and cool ceiling decoration covered in stacks of cool bamboo bird cages, the mood is modern, fresh, and simplistic and you can even eat at the counter and watch the chefs prepare your food if you wish.
The original art pieces that grace the walls are from a talented Hong Kong artist by the name of Lunatic, every piece is eye catching, sharp and fresh with a nod to Asian fashion and Asian pop culture.
A great menu that is easy to manage, not too overwhelming but packed with some great choices, such as BBQ Octopus, fried calamari’s, fresh tuna, beef and pork dishes, all served as small plates or as sharing dishes.
The sticky chicken wings were divine, as where the scallop, prawn and chive dumplings and the pork was melt in the mouth and if you’re not a fan of the small plate then there were some larger dishes to choice from also, which were also perfect to share.
A good selection of World Wines were on offer and a few choices of craft beers, we went for a pint of the ice cold Asian beer that worked perfectly with our food selections and if you don’t do wine or beer, then do not fear, there were some mean cocktails on offer too.
An additional nice touch was that both the owner and the chef both came over for a chat and explained how this place was a dream of theirs that finally came true, to which we all raised a glass and wished them well.
If you’re in the area pop in you won’t be disappointed, Asian food and hospitality at its best.