Located at the same Acton Street site, the minimalist restaurant will serve authentic Japanese dishes at affordable prices.
Former Kouzu chef Toshimasa Tanahashi will be heading up the kitchen, bringing thirty years of experience from restaurants including Matsuri in St James and Kyubi at the Arts Club in Mayfair.
Kenichiro Urata – formerly of Kanada-ya – will be leading the front-of-house team.
With a menu including Chicken Kakinotane; Spicy Tuna Tartare; and Baby Chicken with Nanban Sauce, Wazen says it will offer a ‘comfortable’ dining experience allowing customers the chance to explore and learn about Japanese cuisine.
The restaurant also claims to feature one of the largest ranges of premium sakes in London, available by the glass or carafe.
A ‘kikizake’ – a tasting flight of three sakes - will allow customers to sample rare sakes from across Japan.
A representative for Wazen said: “Dishing up beautiful plates you won’t find anywhere else in London, Wazen brings together high quality ingredients, traditional cooking methods and sophisticated service.”
Wazen will open in October at 2 Acton Street, London, WC1X 9NA.