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Tombo pops up in Liberty!

Tombo pops up in Liberty!


Tombo, the Japanese cafe and matcha (green tea) bar, has a lovely pop-up store in Liberty in London – so get your skates on before 1st July! It opened just last weekend and, predictably, I went to sample the produce as soon as possible. My friend Oana and I ate as much as our stomachs … Continue reading

Kouzu I’m hungry!

Kouzu I’m hungry!


If you live in London and are one for great deals, you’d better sign up for Time Out’s mailing list. A few weeks ago, I got an alert for a great dinner deal at Kouzu, one of the Japanese restaurants that had been on my “to eat at” list for ages, so I bought two … Continue reading

Japanese Noh theatre comes to London!

Japanese Noh theatre comes to London!


Well, I’m back from Japan and still recovering – and missing a long list of things about the country already (including my sister, who’s still studying in Fukuoka). It’ll be a few weeks until I get around to blogging our travels, as there’s some competitions and reviews to come first. There’s some good news for … Continue reading

Umai Sushi Saturday at Sake no Hana

Umai Sushi Saturday at Sake no Hana


If you’re looking for top-of-the-range Japanese food in London, Sake no Hana near Green Park tube station won’t disappoint. For just £47 each (or £39 if you’re vegetarian) on a Saturday, you can enjoy a seven course lunch along with a bottle of champagne and cocktails. Given how the food is absolutely fantastic, that is definitely … Continue reading

Mochi and coconuts at Tokyo Nights!

Mochi and coconuts at Tokyo Nights!


Hidden away behind behind some high rise buildings in East London is a little slice of Tokyo. Every Thursday to Sunday until 19th December the Red Market on Old Street has been transformed into a lantern-lit square that puts you in the mind of being in Japan’s charming back streets. Tokyo Nights is the brainchild … Continue reading

WIN 2 tickets to Kuli Kala, Revenge of the Samurai!

WIN 2 tickets to Kuli Kala, Revenge of the Samurai!


It’s competition time again! Here’s your chance to win two tickets to the theatre performance of Kuli Kala, Revenge of the Samurai – coming to London’s Stratford Circus Art Centre 24-28 November! It’s got samurai, ninja and awesome fight scenes. Need I say more? An evil Shogun, sword fighting Ninjas, and a Samurai bent on … Continue reading

Japanese birthday dinner at Hare & Tortoise

Japanese birthday dinner at Hare & Tortoise


To give you an idea of how overdue this restaurant review is, I went to the Hare &Tortoise‘s Blackfrairs branch back in March for a birthday dinner with friends. Being me, I obviously wanted to go out for some delicious and affordable Japanese food in central London, and after some searching came across Hare &Tortoise. … Continue reading

My mad weekend at HYPER JAPAN

My mad weekend at HYPER JAPAN


HYPER JAPAN returned for July 2015 at the O2 Arena on 10-12 July, and what a weekend! This annual summer event is a celebration of all things Japan – from food to gaming to martial arts to music – and both the venue and line-up were bigger and better than ever. I attended HYPER JAPAN on … Continue reading

Even more things at HYPER JAPAN!

Even more things at HYPER JAPAN!


I recently blogged about some of the amazing line-up at this summer’s HYPER JAPAN here but they keep announcing more and more brilliant things, so here’s another blog about it! London’s biggest celebration of all things Japanese is happening on Friday 10 – Sunday 12 July at the O2 Arena in just over 2 weeks. … Continue reading