Seasoned restaurateur and former head chef of The Ivy, Des McDonald, is slated to serve up sushi, yakatori, and everything in between at new Asian Funk Fusion restaurant, Rofuto. Inspired by tours of the far East, McDonald wanted to introduce the UK to the Japanese 'izakaya', or informal eatery for locals to indulge in quality bites and drinks after a long day of work.
While the concept may be casual, Rofuto is expected to be nothing short of a unique, top-of-the-line culinary experience sure to stun guests upon arrival. Boasting a 16th-floor location at the Park Regis Tower, Rofuto's setting will be both contemporary and theatrical; with a 7-metre long yakatori bar and panoramic, high-rise views of the bustling Birmingham streets below.
After the initial thrill of all 360 degrees that Rofuto has to offer, the menu will continue to delight diners through the rest of the evening. Complete with six sections, dishes include everything from classic sushi and sashimi options to more avant garde Asian fare such as foie gras nashi pear Chinese truffle and sesame tuna tataki.
Though you may be fully stuffed and satisfied after dinner, stick around for some killer sake served at Rofuto's cool sibling cocktail lounge, Kurabu, and some delicious dessert, such as cardamom and coconut pana cotta with passion fruit, to fully round out your night.
Please note: Rofuto is closed between 3pm and 5pm Tuesday to Friday.
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