Longmartin Properties Ltd, a joint venture between Shaftesbury Capital and the Mercers’ Company, has announced that the Japanese temaki and sashimi concept, UKIYO 浮世 [u-key-yo], has launched its debut restaurant at The Yards, Covent Garden.

Located at 8 Slingsby Place in the heart of The Yards, UKIYO’s 1,636 sq ft, two-level restaurant is a unique interpretation of the typical Japanese eatery, boasting an ultra-minimal walk-in, sit-at-the-bar experience. Headed up by chef Konstantin Tskhay, who has over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry and a strong expertise in Japanese products, produce, dishes, and sauces, the menu focuses on Japanese hand rolls including King Crab California, Yellowtail, and Spicy Tuna, as well as a tasting menu, Nigiri & Sashimi, and desserts. It also boasts an East-Asian inspired mixology menu, with a variety of cocktails, whiskeys, wines, and spirits on offer. It caters to 16 covers, with a basement space set to open in September. It will feature an intimate dining space for 10-20 people, seamlessly delivering a day-to-night atmosphere within The Yards.

Reinforcing The Yards’ position as a go-to dining destination within the heart of the West End, UKIYO is the latest in a series of independent restaurants to join the destination, sitting alongside Gura Gura, the innovative pan-Asian concept, Lahpet, one of London’s only Burmese restaurants, as well as established names such as Dishoom and Le Bab.

The team at UKIYO commented: “We are delighted to have launched our debut UKIYO concept within The Yards, Covent Garden, and bring our Japanese hand rolls to the West End. The destination offers us the perfect location and space to open our first-ever site, and it is brilliant to have laid down roots within such an exciting dining hub in one of London’s most iconic areas.”

On behalf of Longmartin Properties Ltd, Abi Labbett, Asset Manager at CBRE: also said: “UKIYO’s selection of The Yards for its debut UK site further strengthens our position as one of the finest day-to-night F&B offerings in the capital. The brand adds another highly exciting addition to our varied selection of restaurants, celebrating an assortment of cuisines from around the globe, and we are sure shoppers, residents and workers alike will highly enjoy UKIYO’s authentic Japanese hand rolls.”

Colliers and DCL acted for The Yards. UKIYO represented themselves.


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