Jiji Japanese-Israeli Fusion Opening

8th May 2021

Janina Wolkow, the restaurateur behind Sumosan, is to open a Japanese-Israeli fusion venue, this summer.

The restaurant will be led by Bubker Belkhit, the former head chef and Jeremy Borrow, both of The Palomar.

The menu will feature dishes like flamed aubergine with tahini jalapeno alongside blow-torched scallop nigiri with creme fraiche and ikura.

I believe that Tel Aviv and Tokyo are two of the most innovative culinary capitals of the world.” says Janina. “In Tel Aviv, the way that chefs combine unusual flavours is very creative and inspiring, they favour raw fish dishes, and clean, fresh flavours which led me to the conclusion that a combination of Japanese dishes alongside Israeli could really work.”