Oodles of fusion – Tamashii

Do you love Japanese, Chinese and Asian food? then you’ll love Tamashii which has popped up in Kings Cross.


Tamashii has recently popped up in the heart of King’s Cross. It’s the creation of Chef Wei, who has over 35 years of experience, including 18 months at Hakkasan. This is his first restaurant pop up where he will be cooking and serving diners his fusion style twists from Ramen through to Pad Thai. The menu includes exquisite dishes to suit all palates.

Oodles of food

I had the pleasure in tasting many sample dishes which Chef Wei had to offer with other community members of Love Pop Ups London on a complimentary basis courtesy of Tamashii to try an array of their scrumptious food.

The restaurant is spacious and has a variety of table sizes.

Fusion journey of delight

Edameme (V)

The steamed edamame beans were served with chilli garlic salt and salt. I love steamed beans as simple and fresh.

Spring Rolls (V)

These were quite nice as was not greasy and very crispy. However the vegetables within even though a mix of textures and fresh tasting it was a little bland in taste.

Crispy Fried Squid

Cooked to perfection with a crunchy coating on the outside with a lovely mild, slightly sweet and soft squid, not chewy at all.

Ebi Katsu

These crispy fried prawns in panko breadcrumbs not only looked great but tasted amazing.

Fried Gyoza

What a wonder these sweet looking dumplings were, filled with a vegetable filling. Crispy but yet soft these certainly were a delight.

Kushiyaki Prawn Lollipop

Great tasting large prawns which have been grilled and coated with a marinade of chilli & lime. Sweet and very hot, so beware if you don’t like chilli heat.

Shichimi Chilled Squid

Sea jewels of delight that is what I think of this dish. The squid was sprinkled with Shichimi and served with a coriander dipping sauce. Slightly crunchy and the squid was cooked to perfection and not chewy at all.

Pan Fried Aubergine

Chunks of stuffed aubergine full of minced prawns and coated in black bean sauce is a fish and vegetable lovers dream. The chunks were large and the sauce added that extra element to the whole dish making it sticky, pungent, salty and spicy.

Pad Thai Salad

Prawns, mixed leaves, red onion, carrots & fried Thai shallots fresh and tasty with the prawns giving the salad a twist.

Barbecue Beef Spare Ribs

Very chunky, meaty, and full of flavour. The meat literally fell off the bone and melted in the mouth. The fattest and most tasting Barbecue Beef Spare Ribs I have ever had.

Crispy Aromatic Duck

Beautiful crispy succulent duck served alongside with pancakes, sauce, cucumber and spring onions to wrap the duck within.

Roast Duck Ramen

The duck was cooked to perfection topped on a delicious bowl of noodles in soup.

Yaki Soba

These Soba noodles contain chicken, prawns, peppers, white onions and spring onions garnished with pickled ginger, sesame seeds and fried shallots. All the flavours worked wonderfully together making this noodle dish oodly delicious.

Lobster Noodles

I love lobster and noodles and this sure did not disappoint. If you have never tasted lobster before it is a bit like crab but meatier not flaky like crab and has a milder yet slightly sweeter taste. The noodles were mixed with ginger and spring onions accompanying the lobster really well.

Mochi Ice Cream

These little balls of Mochi ice cream are a traditional Japenses confection. The ice cream is set within a soft pounded sticky rice dumpling (mochi) which is sweet and soft.

We had a chocolate mochi which was chocolatey and rich, crunchy with it’s sesame seed and an indulgent vanilla ice cream.

Cocktail and drinks

They also serve cocktails at Tamashii from their bar area within the restaurant as well as from the Juku Bar set at the back of Tamashii.

The cocktails served from Tamashii bar within the restaurant were all tasty.

The Juku bar can be entered through the door near the toilets to enter.

Juku is a stylish destination bar developed by the VOC London team, which boast a number of exquisite cocktails as well as a wide selection of Japanese whiskies, sake, lagers and wines.  

Thank you to the Tamashii staff and chefs who made the whole experience a joy.

Loved it

I loved all the food which I tasted at Tamashii but my absolute favourite dishes were the Shichimi Chilled Squid and Lobster Noodles but that’s probably because I love seafood.

At present they are still establishing themselves and adjusting dishes to customers needs so some of the dishes we had might have been altered or even removed from the menu.

So if you are looking for a great fusion of Japanese, Chinese and Asian food then I highly recommend visiting Tamashii as I am sure you won’t be disappointed.

Nourish Your Eastern Soul

Since posting I am under the knowledge that this restaurant closed down March 2018.

Thanks to Tamashii for inviting me and some other members of Love Pop Ups London to come down to sample a variety of dishes. This experience was given to us on a complimentary basis but all views are of my own honest opinion.

Click below to read the blogs from other community members whom joined me on the night. All their views are of their own honest opinion

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