The restaurant, which opened in Old Compton Street in February, opened permanently this week (2 December) following a refurbishment of the site, previously Made in Italy.
As well as a refreshed look, which includes the addition of a 12 seat counter and 16-seat sharing table, Shonhan and head chef Ben Hughes have created a new menu featuring Japanese yōshoku cuisine and drinking food served in Japan’s izakayas.
New small dishes include Mylor shrimps with curry salt, USDA beef tartar and imo fries with shisho mayo while larger sharing plates have been added, such as grilled partridge with chilli ponzu, wild Cornish seabass with orange miso and lamb neck fillet with kimchee tare.
A selection of Shackfuyu’s signature dishes have been retained including dessert kinako French toast with soft serve, reportedly one of London’s most instagrammed dishes of the year.
The site also serves a selection of gua bao buns for £5 at lunchtime with fillings including fried chicken with kimchee and grilled salmon with orange miso.
Bone Daddies Bermondsey
Coinciding with Shackfuyu's permanence in Soho, Shonhan is also planning to run a Bone Daddies ramen bar at Bone Daddies Bermondsey.
The restaurant had hosted a Shackfuyu residency which will now be replaced with the ramen bar every Saturday from 12pm-10pm.
Bone Daddies currently operates four sites across London with a fifth expected to open in Old Street later this year.