Yoshihiro Murata, who holds more Michelin stars than any chef in Japan, is serving beautiful modern kaiseki food at this new outpost from the owners of the haute-Chinese chain Hakkasan. In a minimalist, blond-wood-lined space in London’s financial district, Murata is taking a local approach, sourcing only ingredients grown nearby. The signature dish is called “Scotland meets Kyoto,” with Scottish lobster, scallops, mussels and yellowtail cooked in a dashi-miso broth. The drink list highlights whiskeys and wines from Japan and the UK.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.