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#1,389 of 15,057 Restaurants in London
Travellers' Choice2023
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Shackfuyu is a 70 cover, up-cycled restaurant offering diners an upbeat and casual dining experience. Shackfuyu operates a single ingredient-led main that changes semi-regularly as well as a short list of snacks. With a new menu of Japanese y?shoku cuisine and drinking food served in Japan’s izakayas. New small dishes include; Mylor shrimps with curry salt, USDA beef tartar and imo fries with shisho mayo. Larger sharing plates have been added, such as grilled partridge with chilli ponzu, wild Cornish seabass with orange miso and lamb neck fillet with kimchee tare. A selection of Shackfuyu’s signature dishes have been retained including favourites such as prawn toast masquerading as okonomiyaki,
PRICE RANGE
£15 - £40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Japanese, Asian
FEATURES
Reservations, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the tasting menu with the sake accompaniment. The food was very reasonably priced and plentiful and service was pleasant. The atmosphere was bustling and convivial. Will definitely return.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 7 March 2024

Me and my partner had the tasting menu with sake, what…a…treat! The staff were excellent, friendly, knowledgeable and attentive throughout. The food was spectacular, and came at a lovely pace that just felt right. The pork pluma, fuuuuuuck the pork pluma was the nicest thing...I have eaten in ages. Every dish was fantastic, cool and relaxed atmosphere, and the famous Kinako toast exceeded my expectations, even after hearing people rave about it. Cannot wait to come back, thank you for such a wonderful experience, credit to all your team 👊🏻🔥More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 15 January 2024 via mobile

Ordered tasting menu for family. Food was delivered at jyper speed to a small-ish table. I asked to slow things down to give a chanve to eat, but that didnt happen. We were also seated next to the bar/kitchen/server area, which always takes away from...the experience. Overall, the food was not very good, nothing stood out as spectacular. Dessert was also a mess, soft serve ice cream over a soggy waffle. Bleh!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 9 January 2024

Listen to the reviews, the overrall experience was very poor. I made a booking for two people a month in advance of visiting and yet was seated on a table right at the back of the restaurant by the toilets, despite it being 1645 and...there only being one other table in use. When I asked to sit on any of the other tables available I was told no they are for parties of more than two. Over the duration of my visit almost all tables were given to parties of two despite being laid for more people. Service was slow, and the waitress was completely disengaged and quite clearly didn't want to be here. Waitress also walked past our dirty starter plates several times without removing them, when mains came they were still left on the table. After 40 minutes of waiting the main arrived, a £24 iberico pork dish, it was stone cold. We got it sent back to the kitchen and the waitress acknowledged that we did wait a long time for it. We were then informed that this dish takes a long time to prepare and we would have to wait again. Nothing indicated a long wait time on the menu, also the dish is grilled shoulder steak, so confounded as to why it takes so long to prepare. After waiting another 25 minutes the main arrives again and is lukewarm. We are starving at this point and just want to leave. We also had the misfortune of overhearing the table next to us reporting a shellfish allergy and being told they could have grilled vegetables, and then later on they were informed that the kitchen could not cater to them at all and were told to leave. I am shocked that this happened and even more so that I could overhear it. That a restaurant cannot cater to allergies is apalling, there were plenty of non-seafood items on the menu. After the issue of waiting almost and hour for our mains I expected an apology or compensation from the restaurant. Shockingly poor experience and I do not recommend overlooking the poor reviews of service like we did.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 7 January 2024 via mobile

We wanted a quick meal before the theatre and came across this restaurant. We recognised it from the Off Menu podcast so gave it a go. They didn’t have the pre-theatre menu available so we opted for the vegetarian katsu curry. Whilst we waited they...gave us an aubergine bao bun which they had an extra of. We both thought how delicious this was and couldn’t wait for the main. The katsu curry was one of the best we have ever had! I asked my kids after if they had been there and my son told me he was a regular and recommended loads of other dishes. Next time we will book and spend more time trying all the fab dishes!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 25 November 2023

We decided to come here after hearing good things on the Off Menu podcast. The pre-theatre menu is so good! We ordered the sea bass ceviche and Korean fried wings to start & the Teriyaki salmon and miso aubergine for our mains. Everything was delicious!...The staff members were friendly and we received our food and drinks quickly after ordering. I will absolutely go back for the miso aubergine alone!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 21 November 2023

Excellent and interesting food, very good service. We were looked after by the quick witted and diligent Teresa, who works there on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Will definitely return.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 13 November 2023

We each received a cocktail when we got there and unlimited prosecco and/or wine throughout our time there. The staff were friendly, didn't rush us at all and tried their best to accommodate us. The food was lovely - so much to choose from and...unlimited small plates and as well as a large plate and dessert! Given all the options available, it was a great opportunity for us to try new things we haven't had before. I will definitely be going back again for the Sunday brunch - it was amazing value, great food and an enjoyable experience.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 24 September 2023

Visited here for an after theatre meal. We chose to eat from the set menu (£25pp) and chose the Korean wings and beef w/ rice. Both were very tasty, but the slight disappointment was that the wings were very spicy and we were informed that...this couldn’t be altered to suit tastes, due to being pre-marinated. Service however didn’t match the food. We were seated (very) close to another couple on an adjacent table, so much so we could overhear an entire conversation, which was intrusive. We also had a make a point of asking for our own drinks order. A 12.5% service charge was added to the bill, typical for London. However when asked to have this removed due to not being satisfied with the service, we were informed this was mandatory. FYI - UK law dictates that unless in writing, all service charges are discretionary and CAN be removed from your bill. There was a slightly chilly reception after making the request to have the service charge removed, but we felt this fair based on our experience. The staff did fulfil our request. Overall, nice food, but service not up to standard.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 31 August 2023

Met friends here for dinner, showed up without a reservation and they had no problem accommodating us. We ordered lots of dishes to share and everything was beautifully presented and delicious. Special mention to the iberico pork sando and the ceviche, will definitely order those...again next time. The max and cheese came with chicken skin scratchings baked into the top and then had tobiko on top of that, which was a delicious twist on the classic. We also tried their famous dessert and I must say, that and the 2 sandwiches were in the most incredible thick-sliced brioche, it was honestly perfect. The Yuzu frozen margarita was truly delicious, it was an excellent choice for dinner with friends and we tried a lot of dishes between us. The service was friendly and well-paced, would definitely dine here again next time I visit.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 27 August 2023 via mobile

Great experience every time, some delicious veggie options (recommend the katsu!) and such a lovely atmosphere! The wagu is also really good.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 4 August 2023 via mobile

Rainy London afternoon for a late lunch. Not crowded - I love this. Our waiter was both entertaining and efficient. We both chose the express lunch. I had Korean chicken wings, salmon and the famous French toast for dessert. If you’re in a hurry, you...get hot, delicious food quickly. The chicken wings were finger-licking good and so tender. The salmon was next level. The skin was crispy and there was this lovely salt which lifted the whole thing, and the aubergines were some of the best I’ve ever had. This was served with a sticky rice and washed down with a lovely white wine. Ok that French toast and matcha soft serve are worth the price of admission by themselves. 10/10 could not and would not want to fault anything and would definitely go again. *chef’s kiss*More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 26 July 2023

I finally got the chance to visit Shackfuyu, a Japanese restaurant in the heart of Soho, and I must say it was worth the wait. As a fan of Bone Daddies and Japanese cuisine, I had high expectations, and I wasn't disappointed. The restaurant has...a great atmosphere, perfect for an enjoyable and laid-back dining experience. Their menu offers a unique twist on Japanese dishes, and their Sandos are a must-try - truly delicious! And let's not forget about the Kinako French Toast (their only dessert on offer) was a delightful way to end the meal. I'm already thinking about my next visit!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 28 June 2023 via mobile

Great experience, food was fantastic with great spice and flavours. Service was great and super helpful and friendly. We will certainly visit again.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 18 May 2023

Was turned on to this spot by a couple travel bloggers. It totally lived up to expectations. Excellent food, excellent service, casual environment, great location. I recommend the theater menu; Wings, Salmon and French Toast Dessert. All excellent!

Date of visit: May 2023
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Yes all the time! I tell them that i’m only here for the dessert and usually they give me a bar seat but some times they also give me a normal table!
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5