Umi Sushi, the Dubai-based high-end sushi operator, has confirmed its first London site at Club Quarters Hotel on London’s Northumberland Avenue will be named Watatsumi.
Named after a mythical Japanese sea god, Watatsumi is expected to open at the central hotel toward the end of the year.
Bangkok-born executive chef Otto Teeranggoon, formerly of Zuma and Roka in London has designed a traditional yet contemporary menu featuring his signature Trio of Oysters, Tuna Martinis, Sauteed Lobster Tail with Sake, and Red Snapper Salad.
Watatsumi will also feature a sushi bar offering classic sashimi and nigiri sushi plus a range of tartars such as Wagyu Beef with Chilli Ponzu topped with Black Caviar and Tataki.
General manager Ginger Zerbetto, formerly of Nobu in London, New York and Tokyo, and most recently Buddha Bar London, which went into administration in May, will oversee the front-of-house operations at Watatsumi.
Club Quarters Hotel
The restaurant, which has a strict policy against serving blue fin tuna, has taken the former Obika mozzerella site at Club Quarters Hotel, and will join the recently opened Cote as its second restaurant.
Umi Sushi also operates a restaurant at the Jumeirah Beach Residence in Dubai.