Pan-Asian restaurant debuts in London’s Chinatown

17th January 2024 | Jack Oliver

Pan-Asian restaurant concept YiQi has launched its debut location within Shaftesbury Capital’s estate at 14 Lisle Street in Chinatown, London.

The 2,000 sq ft restaurant offers a menu which takes inspiration from across Asia, featuring South East Asian delicacies, regional Chinese favourites, Korean classics, and Japanese art-like dishes.

The recipes have been created by Chef Lum Wah Cheok, who has worked at celebrated restaurants Hakkasan and Yauatcha.

YiQi’s interior has been designed to pay homage to Asian culture, featuring a mixture of rattan, wood, and the abacus, all chosen to complement the culinary offer.

Andrew Price, executive director at Shaftesbury Capital, said: “The opening of YiQi’s debut restaurant is a brilliant way to start 2024, and is indicative of the unique experiences we look to introduce to Chinatown London. We are always looking to bring distinctive and creative new Asian concepts to the destination, and with its celebration of centuries of dining heritage paired with innovation, YiQi is a fantastic addition to our ESEA (East and Southeast Asia) food hub.”

YiQi joins a range of Asian-inspired restaurants in Chinatown London, including 2023 arrivals such as Japanese ‘Staircase BBQ’ concept High Yaki, and casual Korean concept Pochawa Grill.

Hanover Green and Ong & Co acted for Shaftesbury Capital.


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