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Night Tales presents: Tokyo Nights

The next chapter of the Night Tales story is about to unfold.

Launching on October 29th 2015 for an eight week run Night Tales is BACK, fresh from a research trip to Tokyo, they’ll be transforming Shoreditch into a scene from the back streets of Japan.

Taking inspiration from some of Tokyo’s best restaurants and cocktail bars, local markets and famous districts expect a real, authentic reconstruction of the city.

With four brand new concept bars, eight private Ryokans (Japanese houses) all available for private hire, a Love Hotel, two love Hotel suites, a brand new seated ‘supper club’ in a private dining room and six new food partners serving a mix of knockout Asian and contemporary food. BOOM.

The Setting

The impressive entrance will be dominated by Japanese neon signs and city lights. A giant two-tiered structure will sit central to the site, and this is where you’ll find the Sake Bar – perched on the first floor and covered with traditional glowing lanterns. Bespoke signage with Japanese script, distressed wood, Japanese screens, traditional wallpapers, crumbling textures, vintage AC units and rusty balconies will set the scene. The private Love Hotel has two suites and will showcase the crazy characteristics of the world famous ‘pleasure hotels’. Tokyo Nights will be covered with a 100m stretch tent and heated to protect you from the winter elements.

The Drink

Background Bars have taken inspiration from a mixture of local Japanese bars on the Golden Gai strip, to institutions like the Park Hyatt Hotel in Shinjuku and have carefully designed authentic and fresh cocktail menus exclusive to Tokyo Nights. Look out for the Golden Gai Cocktail Bar serving Japanese seven spice mulled cider, The Highball, Coriander Southside and Lychee Gimlet. The Sake Bar will be serving an Ume Old Fashioned, Sake Pornstar Martini with sparkling sake and a Sake Collins – gin, pink grapefruit, lemon, soda and cucumber. The house offering is ENTER Sake, the traditional Japanese rice wine from Richie Hawtin.

The Food

The renowned Patty&Bun will be back with their famous Ari Gold Burgers, chips with Togarashi salt and confit chicken wings with a ponzu glaze, white sesame and chilli crust. Summer Tales favourite, Nanny Bill’s will be serving up a selection of their famous croquettes, known in Japan as ‘Korokke’. Look out for new flavour combos such as Mac ‘n’ Cheese with Sriracha Mayo. Speciality sandwiches exclusively for Tokyo Nights will be Teppanyaki style Beef short rib in a sticky Teriyaki Sauce and a Katsu Chicken Burger. Bubbledogs will be making their London pop-up debut: on the menu you’ll find their famous Sloppy Joe hotdog with bubbledogs beef chilli, cheddar cheese & chopped onions and the Small Eye with coriander, pickled vegetable salad with Sriracha and mayo and Tots tossed with shichimi togarashi & garlic. Dorshi will be serving hand-made steamed and fried gyoza dumplings. More food announced soon.


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