Jidori opens in Covent Garden

1st March 2018


London-based Japanese restaurant Jidori has opened its second site in the capital, in Covent Garden. Co owners Natalie Lee-Joe and Brett Redman have launched the venue in Catherine Street.


The restaurant is on the ground and first floors seating about 50 diners, while the lower ground floor features a 12 cover  private dining karaoke room.


Head Chef Shunta Matsubara has moved from the debut Jidori site in Dalston, which opened in 2015, to man the bespoke yakitori grill.


The Covent Garden menu has been extended with small and large plates sitting beside traditional yakitori such as tsukune (minced chicken with egg yolk). The Covent Garden venue also offers a drinks menu of artisan sake, craft beer and classic cocktails.


“The space in Covent Garden allows us to bring the fun back into dining with our own karaoke room,”  said Lee-Joe, adding, “Our little spot in Dalston will always be our home but moving into central London allows us to build something more exciting.”