Yori Shoreditch

18th May 2023

London-based Korean barbecue brand Yori is to increase its presence in the capital, with an opening in Shoreditch. The business, which made its regional debut at the start of last year in Cambridge, will replace the recently closed Hache site in Curtain Road.

Earlier this year, it opened on the ex-Café Rouge in Brighton’s Prince Albert Street. At the same time, the business launched a new concept, Yori BBQ, in Cambridge’s Green Street. It already operates a site under its eponymous brand on the former Varsity site in Cambridge’s St Andrew’s Street.

Yori, which means “cooked food” in Korean, was founded in 2016 by Jong Soon Kim, who is also behind Japanese restaurant Nori and Korean dessert cafe Cake & Bingsoo – both in New Malden, Surrey – and Japanese dessert parlour Cafe Mori in Wimbledon. Yori also operates a site in Staines.