Catercorner of the vintage 1913s cinema and adjacent to an omnipresent spicy Afro-Portugese chicken joint, sits Islington's gateway to Japan. It is a cloister of healthy and modern Japanese cuisine. Plus, clearly the better choice for tummy and soul :)
Akemi san and her chef from Tokyo, think outside the rigid bento box adding their own modern twist to tofu steaks and bowls of delectable ramen, among many others. Besides a whole array of vegan friendly plates of food, you will rejoice to find solace in the Japanese staples of good old sashimi, sushi and miso.
All of the food is sourced locally, seasonal and if that wasn't enough served in handcrafted ceramics, made by chef as well as artist Akemi. Once plated, it is a work of art one does not dare nudge the wrong way with one's chopsticks. At least until it has been properly instastoried, that is :)
The restaurant's philosophy is to nourish the body and soul. More over, Zen Mondo translated liberally means 'Meaning of Life'. We may not have unearthed our meaning of life, yet as far as we are concerned it was definitely shooting Akemi's life work - Zen Mondo.
ありがとございますアケミさん (Thank you very much Akemi san). We are tremendously grateful for the experience of being both your humble guests as well as photographer for the day.
Goodbye for now,
Robin & Sonya