Pop-ups are very on trend right now, cropping up everywhere in various guises, including shops and coffee shops. In a city like London this ensures that you will never run out of new places to try.
Shackfuyu, part of the Bone Daddies group, claims to “playfully highlight foods current in Japan today” and the menu, although fairly small does offer some quirky twists on Japanese fare.
Our delightful (and pretty handsome) Spanish waiter recommended that we choose two main courses and a few accompanying dishes – particularly the aubergines. Although I’d already decided on the seabass we did go with most of his suggestions, although we couldn’t resist ordering the fried potatoes (in Japanese curry sauce).
All of the food arrived together and it looked incredible – it was also hot (even after I’d faffed around taking photos) which is crucial for me.
It’s not the cheapest of places, but the prices are reasonable and the food quality and presentation is extremely good. It also arrives quickly and, as I said, hot. Staff are attentive, polite and very friendly.
You can’t book, but nobody seemed to wait long and it is worth it, especially as this is only a temporary feature. And the waiter was right, the aubergines were amazing!
Reviewed by Michaela Clement-Hayes