Japanese Bottomless Brunch at Issho-Ni
Bottomless brunch has become a very popular way of spending time with friends. It’s always fun spending time leisurely eating, chatting and drinking. And, if you’re looking for something a little bit different; and love Japanese food then you should really try Issho-Ni in East London.
Issho-Ni means “together with” in Japanese. Located in Shoreditch, East London Issho-Ni is a stylish Japanese restaurant & cocktail bar w.ith a laid back atmosphere
Getting to Issho-Ni
We visited Issho-Ni for a Japanese Bottomless Brunch on a sunny Saturday lunchtime in May. Being in East London it’s across town for us to get to as we travel into London via Paddington station. However, with the new Elizabeth line up and running it was an extremely easy underground journey from Paddington to Liverpool Street.
Once you arrive at Liverpool Street you can take the bus to Bethnal Green Road or do as we did and take a 20 minute wander through East London.
It’s an easy walk and you can soak up the atmosphere as you meander through East London, down Brick Lane, past the Cat Cafe (don’t ask!) and you’re there within 15 to 20 minutes.
Bottomless Brunch Food Menu
The bottomless brunch is available at Issho-Ni on Saturday’s between 12pm and 3.30pm. The cost is £36 per person for the food menu which includes:
- Edamame, Chuka seaweed, Kimchi, Wasabi peas
- Sashimi – Salmon and Seabass
- Maki Rolls – Salmon Avocado, Prawn Tempura, Spicy Salmon and Veggie
Mains (1 per Person)
- Vegetable Tempura – Lightly battered vegetables, dashi sauce
- Nasu Dengaku – Fried Aubergine, sesame miso
- Chicken Katsu Curry – Fried breaded chicken leg, Japanese curry
- Wagyu Steak – add £7 – A3 grade Wagyu Beef, yakiniku sauce
- Salmon Teriyaki – Grilled Salmon, teriyaki sauce
The starters were beautifully presented and the Sashimi was fresh and tasty and melted in your mouth. The Maki Rolls were presented in 4 neat rows with a drop of spicy mayonnaise on each. The rolls were the perfect consistency and my favourite was the sweet prawn tempura maki.
Together with the Sashimi and Maki Rolls were 4 small bowls containing Edamame, Chuka seaweed, Kimchi and Wasabi peas. The Chuka seaweed salad tasted amazing and complimented the other starters perfectly.
Once we’d finished the initial round of starters we were asked if we’d like more of anything so we opted for another plate of Sashimi and Maki Rolls.
You have to choose your main course at the start of the meal and they arrived before our second plate of starters. This wasn’t a big issue as we were happy to eat them alongside our main course but if I had a choice I would have preferred the main courses to arrive after we’d finished the starters.
For our main dishes we chose the Wagyu Steak and Vegetable Tempura. The Wagyu Steak was chargrilled and was sweet, tender and juicy. The Vegetable Tempura was crisp and tasty, I personally would have preferred the vegetables to be sliced into small pieces but they were cooked to perfection.
Bottomless Brunch Drinks Menu
Bottomless drinks are available at £17 per person and you get a choice of Prosecco or a Bloody Geisha cocktail.
The Bloody Geisha is a blend of tomato juice and vodka with Tonkatsu sauce and tabasco purple Yukari (Shiso) seasoning and salt around the rim of the glass. It was rather spicy but delicious and a perfect match for the Edamame and Wasabi Peas. The Prosecco was crisp and refreshing and matched the food well.
Our glasses were never empty during the meal, with the attentive staff always on hand to offer a refill.
Overall Impression of our japanese bottomless brunch at issho-ni
We really enjoyed our bottomless brunch at Issho-Ni, the restaurant has a laid back but slightly buzzy atmosphere. It’s simply but stylishly furnished and tables are well spaced.
The staff are friendly and attentive but without being intrusive.
The food is well presented and has a slight twist on authentic Japanese cuisine giving it a modern feel.
We’ll definitely be back and my girlfriends have already started looking at diaries to see when we can fit a visit in after I told them all about it.