The rise and rise of Nikkei fusion cuisine

By | 13 April, 2018 | 0 comments

StreetXo, located in El Corte Inglés in Serrano, is one of the most popular and sought-after spots in Madrid, brought to you by star chef Dabiz Muñoz, the creator of the famous DiverXo. Good food doesn’t come cheap, not so much in price (50 euros per person) but rather in waiting time. On weekends, there is a one-hour queue to get into this lively place full of rhythm and movement where the waiting staff offer you different tapas. It is worthwhile coming here for the experience, since it is somewhat different to what we are used to when we go out to eat. Slow food lovers abstain, since you will be in and out in one hour at the most. The dishes at StreetXo are varied and highly surprising, of Asian inspiration and Michelin-star bearers. It is the ideal place for curious foodies open to new experiences.

Similar in its no-booking concept and long queues is Nakeima Dumpling Bar, on Calle Meléndez Valdés, 54 (Argüelles), offering excellent nikkei cuisine. Prices range from 40 to 60 euros per person, drinks included, and the long line to get in is worth it, according to those who have been there. However, note that only the first 24 people in the queue are allowed in. The menu changes every day and is always surprising, served in a small restaurant where you sit at the bar, which allows you to see process of how the dishes are prepared, a further incentive to visit this essential spot of Madrid’s restaurant scene.

Another name to add on this fusion list is Yakitoro, a restaurant by Alberto Chicote which opened on Calle de la Reina behind Gran Vía, to which he later added another restaurant on Paseo de la Castellana, 130. Supported by his TV popularity and excellent cooking technique, Yakitoro enjoys high levels of success, also explained by the variety of its flavours at a highly affordable price (dishes cost between 5 and 10 euros).


Categories: Madrid Gastronomía

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