21st May 2021
The team behind Japanese restaurant Taka will open Maru, in Mayfair in June.
Led by executive chef Taiji Maruyama and partners Andrey and Anastasia Datsenko, Maru will serve a 20-course omakase-style, farm-to-table inspired, tasting menu and has claimed to be the first Japanese restaurant in the UK to specialise in the culinary technique of dry-ageing fish, in-house.
The restaurant will seat ten people who will all be served from behind the counter by chef Maruyama and his team. The “omakase” menu, which means “I’ll leave it up to the chef”, will be an innovative take on traditional Japanese cuisine, combining British ingredients with classical training and techniques.
Maruyama has previously worked in Tokyo, and at Nobu, Beaverbrook and Taka. Maru, which is based in Shepherd Market, will open on 15th June, with the 20-course menu having a supplementary drink pairing, to include wine, champagne, sake and tea.