Dai Chi

A Japanese-inspired kushikatsu restaurant in the heart of Soho, from the team behind Angelina in Dalston.

Dai Chi brings Osaka’s famous Kushikatsu dining culture of deep-frying to London. Dine on panko-breadcrumbed deep-fried skewers of meat, fish and vegetables - on traditional kushi skewers - served omakase-style as a nod to sister restaurant Angelina. The £35 set menu starts with two crudo courses followed by the kushikatsu, with skewers including a ‘skewered lobster burger’; and lamb neck with ginger, rosemary, soy, harissa & mustard. They’ll be served with tsukemono pickles and chilled miso soup, before the final courses of a Japanese risotto and a dessert.

There's also the option to upgrade to a more complex menu with the addition of higher-end kushikatsu sticks of fried A5 wagyu tenderloin and white truffle and deep fried oysters with blackberry & Yuzu Kosho granita. 

The intimate 28-cover restaurant on Soho’s d’Arblay Street, also features a 6-seater counter - and pared-back interiors that mixes Japanese minimalism with Italian marble accents. 

 

Signature Dishes

Kushikatsu skewers include: Shiso, shitake and hazelnut; lotus root, goma and black sesame whipped with tofu, aged balsamic; scallop with bergamot ponzu and Exmouth caviar and lobster tail and hokkaido brioche ‘skewered lobster burger’.


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