|Yo Yo Kitchen For An After School Treat|
Tucked away in a far corner of Acton, fresh Japanese food with a smile
On the rare occasions when, as a child, we were treated to a 'fancy' meal out, the prawn cocktail with spicy sauce was the starter of choice. An avocado was considered glamourous and cosmopolitan, and if my parents were really going for something special on a Friday night, pineapple chicken balls from the local Chinese couldn't be more exotic.
Tucked away in a leafy corner of Acton, in the heart of W3's own 'little Tokyo', Yo Yo Kitchen is a little cafe with a lot to offer. Serving the thriving Japanese community in the area, local commuters and families, chef and owner Yoichi Iguchi, offers all manner of sushi, sashimi, bento boxes and hot meals to take away or heat and eat in at one of the tables. Spotlessly clean and affordable, Yo Yo Kitchen also has a grocery section, with Japanese sweets, rice crackers, books, children's trinkets, ceramic bowls and kitchen utensils.
Iguchi, known as 'YoYo', opened his Kitchen nine months ago to be nearer his family and children's school. He has a fine pedigree for a chef - establishing Nobu Tokyo, working in Nobu Park Lane, chief fish buyer for most of the Japanese restaurants in London. His chefs' knives, hanging above the shop counter, are signed by Robert de Niro, Madonna and Nobu himself. Oh and a chef's hat signed by Kylie Minogue - right here in Acton!
Our takeaway sushi came to just under £15. All the food is prepared daily on the premises. A selection of Japanese beers and soft drinks, as well as some French wine and champagne. Party platters are available.
13 February 2011