17th April 2018
Rainer Becker, co-founder of Zuma restaurant group, has revealed details of a first UK site for his Japanese robatayaki concept Inko Nito, which will open in Soho next month. The 90-cover site, will open in Broadwick Street following the concept’s launch in Los Angeles in December. Group executive chef Hamish Brown’s menu will feature signature dishes cooked over an open Robata grill including bone marrow, smoked soy, garlic toast and shallot. Lighter dishes will include Dungeness crab tartar with wasabi mayo, chicken skin and roasted nori, alongside nigaki, a new style of sushi served with roasted nori, sushi rice and a choice of toppings.
Inko Nito will also offer cocktails on tap alongside beer, wine and sake. Interiors have been designed by Los Angeles-based Studio Mai, inspired by the “buzz and lively atmosphere of dining in a street market”.
Becker, who is behind London restaurants Roka, Oblix, Zuma and The Arts Club, said: “Inko Nito is an evolution of what was the original concept for Roka. We’ve gone back to basics to create a local, accessible destination for London diners. Combining bold and adventurous flavours in a relaxed yet high-energy environment, our ambition is to become a must-visit destination within Soho’s unprecedented dining scene.”