Friday, 11 December 2015


Rock and Roll Asian

USDA beef short rib – bo ssam style

Shackfuyu is part of the Bone Daddies empire by Ross Shonhanies, it has just recently been relaunched after a short refurbishment. Ross is a master of engineering Asian food with Western cuisine influence, he has done a tremendous job with his other two restaurants, Bones Daddies Ramen and Flesh & BunsThey were both excellent and now two of the most popular Asian restaurants in London. The menu at Shackfuyu seem to have an even greater wide range of global flavours, from French, Korean, to Mexican and Japanese. 

Scallop sashimi
hot stone rice – sesame – chilli – beef
wild cornish seabass – orange miso

Scallop sashimi was very fresh and smooth but at £8 for just a mouthful, it was hardly worth it. The Cornish seabass was cooked perfectly, the fish was very moist with a lovely crispy skin, the orange miso also offered a great balance of saltiness and sweetness. I was in love with the bo ssam style short rib, the meat was so rich and tender with a delightful smoky aroma, it worked expectationally well with the pickles and sesame sauces. My only small issue was the Iberico pork pluma, I wished it was served more pink and the black pepper miso was rather bold which overpowered some of the delicate taste of the lovely Spanish pork.

iberico pork pluma – spring onion – black pepper miso
lamb neck fillet – kimchee tare
kinako french toast – soft serve ice cream

Shackfuyu went totally beyond my expectations, the quality of the ingredients were truly fantastic. I also really enjoyed the great range of East Asian flavours in its dishes, it keeps you coming back to try something new. 
With the rock and roll themed of the venue, plus the Soho location and decent services, it is hard to imagine Shackfyyu not be a success. But bear in mind that this isn't a cheap restaurant, without the soft launch offer, my bill would have costed me almost £50 with just tap water to drink. But then again you are getting some of the very best modern East Asian cooking in London at that price bracket.

Food 3.5/5

What I paid: 

£27 per head

Average cost without drinks and services:


14A Old Compton St, London W1D 4TJ

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