Japanese ‘staircase BBQ’ concept High Yaki opens in Chinatown

13th June 2023 | Michael Pearn

Shaftesbury Capital has annouced the opening of High Yaki, a new Japanese “staircase barbecue” concept restaurant, in London’s Chinatown

The 3,600 sq ft restaurant located at 10 Newport Place, is set over two floors with a mezzanine level for private dining.

Andrew Price, executive director at Shaftesbury Capital, said Chinatown was a sought-after location for independent East and South East Asian (ESEA) brands, championing new concepts from across the region. 

“High Yaki delivers on this with its unique take on Japanese barbeque, and is a great addition to the bustling Newport Place, joining Chinatown London’s unmatched collection of authentic regional Chinese and pan-Asian restaurants.”

The restaurant has a curved bar wall displaying traditional Japanese liquors, lighting fixtures, black marble finishes, and built-in tabletop grilling systems.

It specialises in yakitori, yakiniku, and dry-aged wagyu, and displays its ready-to-grill items in its “staircase barbecue” style. 

Leo Lu, director, High Yaki, said “As one of the world’s most dynamic and engaging dining scenes, Chinatown London is a must have location within an East Asian concept’s portfolio. Debuting High Yaki in such a prominent unit within the iconic Chinatown London is a moment we will never forget.” 

The opening follows the signing of Pan-Asian restaurant YiQi, another debut ESEA concept restaurant, which is set to open its doors at 14 Lisle Street later this summer.


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