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Shaftesbury has announced that Japanese barbecue restaurant High Yaki will shortly be launching the concept’s debut location in Chinatown London.

Specialising in yakitori, yakiniku, and dry-aged wagyu, High Yaki will be bringing its “staircase barbecue” – the name given to the presentation of the ready-to-grill food – to Chinatown London early next year. The 3,600 sq ft, 150 cover restaurant at 10 Newport Place will also have a mezzanine level for private dining.

The brand is inspired by traditional Japanese cuisine with a western twist, combining exotic flavours with showstopping presentation. The menu focuses on a variety of meat and fish ready for the grill, including an array of beef cuts, offal, and fresh seafood, which diners can cook on their own grill in the middle of the table. High Yaki has been brought to the UK by the owners of Skewer & Beer and Shu Xiangge Hot Pot, the latter a Chinatown London favourite.

Leo Lu, Director, High Yaki, commented: “Launching a debut High Yaki is an exciting project, and there’s no better place to bring the concept than Chinatown London. The energetic day-to-night community, of both Eastern and Western audiences, is ideal for what we offer, and we can’t wait to open our doors in the coming weeks.”

Julia Wilkinson, Restaurant Director at Shaftesbury, added: “High Yaki brings an exciting take on Japanese barbecue to Chinatown London, adding an increasingly popular ESEA concept to the lively Newport Place. It’s a mark of success for a destination when it is able to support growth from within, so naturally we were delighted to work with the team behind Shu Xiangge Hot Pot for this new concept. The signing reinforces the appeal of Chinatown London for ESEA operators, as a place with an unrivalled tenant mix that represents the best of the region’s food culture.”

This announcement follows the opening of Kung Fu Noodle, the third concept in Chinatown London for restaurateur Alex Xu. The destination is also set to welcome Pochawa Grill in the coming weeks, a debut casual Korean barbecue concept.

Further information can be found @ChinatownLondon and www.chinatown.co.uk



For further media enquiries please contact:  

Daniel Bleach – +44 (0) 7495 461 545 / [email protected]  

Chinatown London  

China is changing and traditional values are being complemented by new ideals and trends, inspired by other parts of the Far East and the West.  This is influencing what Chinese people and visitors expect in Chinatown.  Shaftesbury understands this and is experiencing directly the evolution of China, spending time in its cities to see, taste and hear what is happening first hand.   

Whilst inherently Chinese, under Shaftesbury’s long-term curation and partnership with the community, Chinatown is evolving to reflect the changes occurring in the Far East, creating is a mix of tradition and modernism that makes cities such as Shanghai, Beijing, Tokyo and Seoul some of the most exciting places in the world.  Centrally located and one of the best-connected destinations in the capital, Chinatown is served by many underground stations, as well as the Elizabeth line at Tottenham Court Road.





Shaftesbury owns and manages a 16 acre property portfolio in the liveliest parts of London's West End.  The portfolio comprises of restaurants, cafés, pubs and shops, extending to apartments and offices in the highly popular, sought-after and prosperous locations of Carnaby, Seven Dials and Chinatown, together with substantial ownerships in East and West Covent Garden, Soho and Fitzrovia.  

All our properties are close to the main West End Underground stations, and within ten minutes’ walk of the two West End transport hubs for the Elizabeth Line, at Tottenham Court Road and Bond Street. 

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Shaftesbury 在伦敦最有活力的西区(WestEnd)拥有、管理的地产组合总面积达到16英亩。这些以餐饮、娱乐和零售为主,以公寓和办公室为延伸的地产组合集中于抢手且繁荣的卡纳比大街(Carnaby)、七晷区(Seven Dials)和中国城(Chinatown)区域。同时,Shaftesbury 在科文特花园(Covent Garden)东、西两侧、Soho区和菲茨罗维亚区(Fitzrovia)也拥有大量地产。

Shaftesbury 的地产不仅全都毗邻伦敦西区的各大地铁站,同时紧邻横贯城铁“伊丽莎白线”(Elizabeth Line)上两个西区交通枢纽站——托特纳姆法院路(Tottenham Court Road)站和邦德街(Bond Street)站均在步行10分钟范围内。