Inamo is not just a restaurant but also an experience. It’s first restaurant opened in 2008 and they serve delicious pan-asian food from Japan, China, Thailand and Korea. However the main attraction is the interactive tables, making it Pip’s favourite London restaurant by far.
What to expect:
We booked online and your booking gives you a 1.5 hour timeslot at your table. The restaurant is quite dark when you enter and is laid out over 3 floors. From the time you sit down, everything is done via your interactive table top projected from above you.
The table allows you to scroll through the menu which is accompanied by photos of each of the dishes and order your dishes. The food arrived so quickly and you can order at any point during your meal so if you like me you want to order a weird combination of dishes or you order and the decide you are still hungry, then go for it. There’s also an option to keep an eye on your bill, call for a waiter and watch your food being cooked.
You can also use your table to play games, we particularly enjoyed battleships, although Pip cheated (she always cheats) and Ping.
The food was absolutely delicious. I went with halloumi & red chilli yakitori and asparagus yakitori, Pip chose chicken karaage and Andy went for the hot stone fillet of beef and spicey salmon gunken . We shared rice between the 3 of us and also little moons and raspberry and coconut mousse for dessert. There’s a great selection to choose from and the tapas style and sharing dishes make it great for families and groups.
Useful to know:
Inamo Soho is a short walk from China town and the Palace Theatre (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child). We booked for between shows and had plenty of time to have a great meal before getting back to the theatre for the second part.
If you are in a larger group you will be seated on tables next to each other but due to the fixed position of the projectors, tables can’t be pushed together.
Inamo also has a location in Covent Garden.
Full menu and location details can be found here.