The 70-cover Southwark Street restaurant will open at the end of this month, serving burgers incorporating Asian ingredients such as kimchi mayonnaise and Japanese shiso leaves.
Diners will have several patty options including Wagyu beef; cod; and butterflied king prawns. The bread for the buns will come from nearby bakery Bread Ahead.
Side orders of Asian coleslaw; steamed edamame beans; and sweet potato chips will also be available.
A list of Asian-inspired cocktails will use ingredients such as kumquat; mint; and Japanese cultured milk drink, Calpis.
The restaurant’s founder, Yen Nguyen, is taking recipe inspiration from her mother’s “delicious Asian cuisine”, as well as from western food chains, she says.
“We are very excited to secure this off-market deal for Yen. This will be the UK debut and the flagship location in a brilliant part of London,” says Sammy Weinbaum of CDG Leisure, which brokered the property deal.
“We look forward to seeing it become a fast favourite for workers, residents and tourists alike.”
Asian-inspired burgers have already proven popular at Ichibuns in central London, where ingredients used include Japanese coleslaw; yuzu tartare sauce; and yuzu kosho aioli.