Japanese restaurant brand Benihana sees potential for expansion across the UK

Benihana outlines UK expansion plans

By Emma Eversham

Global Japanese restaurant group Benihana is intending to expand its UK business outside of London and into other major cities. 

Steamed Hirata buns which diners assemble themselves will be a key feature at Flesh & Buns, Ross Shonhan's latest project that is one of a few in London challenging the traditions of Japanese food

Restaurant magazine: New wave Eastern cuisine

By Emma Eversham

There's a new wave of Japanese food sweeping the capital that is challenging the traditions of both the cuisine itself and the manner in which it is served, says Restaurant magazine's Stefan Chomka, who speaks to those shaking up the Eastern...

Kumo (top-left) offers a 50-cover Japanese restaurant and cocktail bar, while Mari Vanna (bottom-right) is a 120-cover restaurant offering Russian cuisine

Knightsbridge welcomes Russian and Japanese restaurants

By Luke Nicholls

The restaurant scene in Knightsbridge is to be hit by two new sites within a month as Kumo, a recently-opened Japanese sushi and cocktail bar, and Mari Vanna, a Russian restaurant set to open its doors next month, are within walking distance of each other.

Restaurants are engaging customers in Red Cross donations for the Japan tsunami appeal

Restaurants launch Japan tsunami appeal

By Lorraine Heller

Restaurants throughout the UK are launching initiatives to help raise money for Japan following the earthquake and tsunami that devastated the country’s north-east region on 11 March.

Aqua Kyoto, with its sunken Sushi bar, opens today

Aqua Kyoto restaurant opens in London

By Emma Eversham

The second restaurant in the trinity of Aqua London, the new venue from the Hong Kong-based Aqua Restaurant Group, opens on the top floor of the former Dickens & Jones department store


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