Waka closes flagship London restaurant

By Georgi Gyton

- Last updated on GMT

Waka closes flagship London restaurant
Peruvian-Japanese fusion restaurant Waka has closed its flagship Eastcheap site in the City, only months after opening.

The grab and go concept, opened its first site at 39a Eastcheap last September,​ but the business had major problems with the basement since opening, including a massive flood, therefore “we took the sad decision to relocate to White City Place”, a spokesperson told BigHospitality's​ sister site MCA​.

Waka opened, what was due to be its second site, in the WestWorks building in White City Place, west London, in April, with trade “going very well”.

“We’re already looking at sites in the City and hope to open a second one very soon,” added the spokesperson.

Waka is run by the Sopromadze family, who previously operated The Criterion restaurant in Piccadilly.

Managing director Irakli Sopromadze told MCA​ last year said it is looking to add five to 10 sites in London over the next five years.

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