Tokimeitē will open its doors this autumn on Conduit Street, Mayfair. The restaurant, which takes its name from a colloquial Japanese expression describing a sense of anticipation or ‘butterflies’, will be operated by Zen-Noh Group, the business arm of Japan’s largest agricultural cooperative, JA.
Zeh-Noh is collaborating with two of Japan’s biggest talents on the project. Internationally renowned chef, Yoshihiro Murata will oversee a modern authentic Japanese menu, whilst acclaimed designer Yasumichi Morita will design the interiors.
The 70-cover restaurant will be set over three floors, and will feature an open kitchen, Josper charcoal oven and robata grill. A Chef’s Table private dining space for up to eight guests is also planned, and will be available shortly after launch.
The design will take inspiration from Japanese festivals, shrines and temples, while the colour palette will be based on warm woods, rich browns and golds.
Chef Murata, who holds a total of seven Michelin stars across his three restaurants in Kyoto and Tokyo, is creating a modern menu based on authentic ‘wa-shoku’, or Japanese cuisine.