Review on Ginza Onodera
Located at a swish Mayfair address next to Quaglino's and behind Fortnum & Mason, the long-running Matsuri teppanyaki restaurant has re-opened as Ginza Onodera after a closure of six months and a £2.5m renovation. Boasting a glamorous ground floor bar, the main restaurant is downstairs, a sleek moodily lit monochrome space oozing cool stylishness, with three separate counters including sushi, teppan-yaki and robata. Tables are divided by wooden partitions, and there's an impressive wall displaying kamon family crests, together with a feature wine wall housing superb Tuscans, sakes and aged Japanese single malts.
The kitchen is still in the capable hands of former Matsuri chef Ryousuke Kishi, who presents high-end Japanese cuisine featuring a unique blend of top quality ingredients from around the globe, using precise and innovative cooking techniques. Look for dishes like cactus-fed turbot marinaded in kelp mixed with bottarga, sprinkled with fragrant hojiso or smoked Zuke-salmon with crispy salad. From the robata a la carte menu there are exquisite delicacies such as Canadian Black Cod Saikyo-yaki or if you really fancy pushing the boat out, there's Kobe beef fillet. There are also Ginza Onodera specialities in the shape of slow cooked Norfolk Black chicken thigh confit, marinated in rosemary and served with yuzu kosho dressing or Cornish crab cream croquette, fresh Cornish crab meat deep fried with parmesan cheese and béchamel sauce. As a finale, consider chocolate fondant with Mochi Matcha ice cream or a refreshing lime and lemongrass sorbet.
Service is attentive and courteous and there's an impressive wine list to complement the menus, with the sommelier on hand to help with food and wine pairing.
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Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm (12.00 - 3.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 6.00 - 10.30pm (6.00 - 10.00pm Sun)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express