After a successful debut in 2013, The Japanese Journey returns with new restaurants for 2014. Visit six of London’s best ramen bars, sushi restaurants and Japanese Izakayas in one day. You will enjoy a range of specialist Japanese dishes and Suntory whisky highball drinks (a refreshing blend of whisky, soda and ice – perfect with this food). There is no better nor authentic way to experience the variety of a wonderful nation’s cuisine.
Venues: Tonkotsu, Shoryu Soho, Kurobuta, Sticks ‘n’ Sushi, Kanada-Ya, Chisou.
Start your tour at 12noon at the first restaurant in your passport and go at your own pace until 6pm.
Those who have booked late and not received a passport, please pick up a passport from Shoryu Soho, Denman Street - the Japanese Journey ticketing hub.
Each passport holder is able to redeem one dish and one drink at each restaurant where you will have your passport stamped.
Please make the restaurant aware you are taking part in the London Restaurant festival on arrival.
This tour does involve walking between each restaurant; we aim for restaurants to be no more than 20 minutes walk from each other.
It's been over 90 year’s since the founding father of Japanese whisky, Mr Shinjiro Torii, built Japan’s first whisky distillery, Yamazaki in 1923.
It began dream to create a true Japanese whisky to complement the Japanese palate and cuisine. Today, Shingo Torii, grandson of Shinjiro Torii and current Master Blender of the House of Suntory, continues to perfect the quality of Japanese whisky as Suntory enters a new era of global critical acclaim with countless award wins.
Suntory Japanese whisky is designed to retain its unique flavour profile when mixed with water. The most popular whisky serve in the izakayas of Tokyo is a Suntory whisky highball - a long, refreshing blend of whisky and soda over plenty of ice that cleanses the palate and has enough acidity to cut through the fat of grilled and fried dishes.
In Japan, you are more likely to enjoy a whisky highball with food than a wine. It is only natural then that a whisky meant to accompany Japanese cuisine such as Suntory is subtle, refined, complex and delicate.
Suntory will be offering a range of highball inspired cocktails to accompany the Japanese Journey in 2014, made using the next generation of Japanese whiskies -Yamazaki Distiller’s Reserve and Hakushu Distiller’s Reserve.