Continues to be exceptionalWith the departure of Mr Araki and the loss of the three stars, questions were raised as to whether the next chef could continue with the same perfection and quality of ingredients. Having been back it is obvious that the level has not changed and we were extremely impressed from start to end. The food is creative and extraordinary. Yes the atmosphere is more casual and different from what it was but it “works” and reflects, as it should, the personality of the new head chef. We loved it.
This is the restaurant I feel most comfortable in London, and it is also the one with the most stable and guaranteed quality. Regardless of before and after Araki San left, I always visit on a regular basis, although not frequently. I think a lot of people want to know if Araki San has changed since he left, and whether he can take the first place in London. Next, I will just share a few visits after Marty took over this year. Personal tastes and feelings are for reference only. If you don't like it or are interested, you can ignore it. In general, I personally feel that there is not much change, after all, the ingredients themselves have not changed. The atmosphere has become much more relaxed than before. After all, the three chefs are quite young, and often say that there are some and none, and there is no previous low pressure. The nigiri part is indeed different from before, and there are also gaps. Compared to Mr. Araki, current chefs prefer harder relics, but it is acceptable to me (after all, Jiro’s pie is harder). The seasoning is still what I like, slightly sour, more subtle, the seasoning of endo may be too heavy for me. The temperature of the fish body and relic is also very suitable for me.
If you want to ask which is the best Japanese food in the UK, it is the araki. The sea urchins in this restaurant are also the best in the local area. They are very delicious and very tender and creamy.
Personally, the most important thing about food is the aftertaste. Some things are delicious, but they are all finished at the time, lacking a wonderful aftertaste. After I finished The Araki, I just thought it was delicious but it was so amazing. As a result, the next day, when I knelt on the floor and flipped through the book, my mind suddenly appeared in my mind that melted in the mouth of the tuna belly and the sweet and sweet squid sushi that was just right. It was luxurious and very provocative. The taste keeps rolling in his head, almost when Harazi is about to drip onto the book, then there is an illusion of being hungry and unable to stand up all over his body. It's really amazing. Having eaten so many Michelin restaurants, it is the first time that I have such an uncontrollable aftertaste of a restaurant. The Araki sushi restaurant moved from Tokyo to London in October last year. Earlier, it had been awarded three Michelin stars in Ginza, Tokyo and had to make an appointment six months in advance before it could be available. It is no exaggeration to say that his regular customers in Tokyo now have to go to the sushi god Jiro Ono's restaurant because they can’t eat The Araki (in other words, many people complain about the dining experience at the sushi god’s restaurant, which is only half an hour. After eating all the sushi, then the flop changes to the next group of guests). Unlike other websites where reservations are available, the official website of The Araki restaurant has neither a menu of dishes nor an introduction to the environment. There is only a unique menu that shows a minimum consumption of 300 pounds (excluding service fees), which is approximately RMB 3,000. Some people may think that their brains are flooded, and it costs three to four thousand to eat a meal. But it is true that the bar, which can accommodate up to nine guests at a time, only accepts reservations from people who have a lot of water (laughs). Oh, there is also a private room that can accommodate six people. Jiang Wen especially likes to come to eat. He patronized five or six times in two months. I also saw him taking his daughter and other directors to eat in the private room during this meal. There will be two games in the restaurant every night. One game at 6:30 and one at 8:30. Chef Araki is very temperamental. If he is late for more than 30 minutes, he will just drive away and not let him eat. It is said that Chinese people love to be late, so they don’t eat less. Of course, the reason for this is not only the chef has requirements for the guests, but also because all the dishes are cooked in front of the guests. If you arrive late, it will affect the chef's rhythm and performance. The environment of the restaurant is particularly simple, but everything is expensive or has special meaning. For example, the golden quaint sushi table made of 200-year-old cypress wood in the picture below was presented by the composer and musician Ryuichi Sakamoto. Give gifts in the shop. There are only three paintings on the wall of the room, one of which is about an Araki holding a dragon; the cupboard at the back is filled with beautiful tableware (that is, a cabinet with a grid), some are very old, some are works by top Japanese artists . The food pursues pure style, mainly with fresh raw fish sushi. Because of the limited number of words in Ctrip reviews, I selected an excerpt from the article I wrote "[London Food Series] The Araki, the No. 1 Japanese Sushi Restaurant in Europe". If you are interested, you can search for this topic online.
The Araki Japanese Restaurant
Said to be the first Japanese restaurant in London
When I went there some time ago, my friend said that this restaurant might lose three Michelin stars. Does it mean that the name of London’s No. 1 omakase will also change ownership, but after a trial, I believe the answer is no
The level of Araki is definitely lower than that of Master Araki, but both fish and rice are ahead of all the omakase I have eaten in Europe.
Today, Marty's pinch is a bit solid. In addition, it is quite good. The overall seasoning is what I like very much. Finally, I added the hand roll and it was just right. The average price of £400 per person is not so easy to accept, but Endo's dinner is also required. £200+ In contrast, I would rather save money and eat a meal. Araki is really delicious