Tokimeitē Japanese Restaurant To Launch In Mayfair

Tokimeitē will open its doors this autumn on Conduit Street, Mayfair. The restaurant, which takes its name from a colloquial Japanese expression describing a sense of anticipation or ‘butterflies’, will be operated by Zen-Noh Group, the business arm of Japan’s largest agricultural cooperative, JA.

Zeh-Noh is collaborating with two of Japan’s biggest talents on the project: step forward Internationally renowned chef, Yoshihiro Murata, who will oversee a modern authentic Japanese menu, while acclaimed designer Yasumichi Morita will be responsible for the interiors.

Chef Murata, who holds a total of seven Michelin stars across his three restaurants in Kyoto and Tokyo, is creating a modern menu based on authentic ‘wa-shoku’, or Japanese cuisine. Dishes from the wa-shoku tradition (recognised by UNESCO as an important part of the world’s cultural heritage) will be created using classic techniques, and showcase the finest and most delicious Japanese ingredients, such as Wagyu beef. An extensive range of premium sakes, shochu and whiskies will complement the cuisine.

The 70-cover restaurant will be set over three floors, and feature an open kitchen, Josper charcoal oven and robata grill. A Chef’s Table private dining space for up to eight guests is also planned, and will be available shortly after launch. The design will take inspiration from Japanese festivals, shrines and temples, and the colour palette will be based on warm woods, rich browns and golds.