New bar spy - Inko Nito

Unconventional Japanese robatayaki Inko Nito heading to Soho

Inko Nito

Last updated . By Tom Capon.


May 2018

What they say:

There’s nothing quite like staring at your food as its created in front of you and new casual Japanese restaurant Inko Nito is taking it to the next level. At the centre of the venue is an open robata grill, surrounded by counter seating for front row views of the action. However, taking it a step further, every table in the joint is positioned at a different height, so everyone gets a different view of it all. Meanwhile, the venue itself hopes to channel the buzzing atmosphere of a street market, while delivering relaxed interiors of natural stone, reclaimed timber, and steel.

What we say:

While, yes, watching food is fun, we’re in a Japanese restaurant for a reason: to stuff our faces with seafood and rice. Luckily, there’s a lot to choose from, as they’re boasting a menu of tasty sharing dishes with a Japanese twist, like bone marrow, smoked soy, garlic toast and shallot. There’s also sushi, of course, alongside lighter dishes such as Dungeness crab tartare with wasabi mayo, chicken skin and roasted nori. You can try Nigaki too: a new style of sushi served with roasted nori, sushi rice and a variety of toppings. Alongside all that, make sure you pick up one of their beers, wines, sake or cocktails, which are served on tap.