Lifestyle / Jidori
Jidori is a new Japanese yakitori restaurant in Dalston, founded by Brett Redman (who recently opened The Richmond in Hackney to great acclaim) and Natalie Lee-Joe. At hundreds of yakitori joints across Tokyo – especially down the notorious Memory Lane in Shinjuku – chicken skewers are traditionally grilled over open coals, and Jidori brings the hugely popular Japanese street food from Tokyo to east London for the first time.
Serving lunch and dinner, the menu at Jidori focuses on a selection of yakitori skewers – using all parts of the chicken – served alongside inventive Japanese small plates and rice dishes. Yakitoridon will be a lunch exclusive, also available to take away. Jidori works closely with Nama Yasai, the Lewes-based, specialist Japanese agricultural growers to supply vegetables and herbs. And with the restaurant’s name inspired by the premium grade Japanese poultry, Redman continues to work with trusted suppliers of quality produce; from Goosnargh chickens, ike jime fish and in-season Spanish yuzu.