UBA, Shoreditch

This spring, Shoreditch shone a little brighter with the arrival of UBA, a playful and decadent new dining spot landing on Great Eastern Street. The new venue, which opened on Tuesday 2nd April, is ready to take you on a gastronomic journey through the bustling streets and aromatic alleys of Asia’s most vibrant cities with a menu that offers accessible sharing plates, served – up against a backdrop of decadent interiors and a vibrant soundtrack.

Behind the menu is globetrotting Chef Paul Greening (Aqua Restaurant Group and Novikov) with dishes inspired by his epicurean exploits across Tokyo, Bangkok, Hong Kong and Singapore. Reflecting the vibrant and diverse nature of South Asian cuisine, diners can expect to enjoy a wide range of flavours, textures and aromas with sharing plates that show creative flair but are rooted in tradition.

The menu runs the gamut from silky sashimi and new-style sushi through to fluffy hirata buns and dim sum, gorgeous gyoza and soul-soothing ramen. Signature must-tries include stuffed boneless chicken wings with coriander, lime and ginger miso dipping; spicy salmon tartare served on an ice plate with Japanese herbs, salmon roe and nori rice crackers.Larger plates come from the robata and teppanyaki with dishes such as yuzu shisho marinade lamb cutlets with nashi pear tomato miso and kimchi; Yakiniku beef ribeye with sweet potato nest, onion miso and wasabi furikake; and crispy salmon belly with gochujang brown butter ponzu.​

Playing centre stage is a bar serving a selection of perfectly paired cocktails, wines and spirits inspired by the teams’ personal travels through Asia. The drinks list will offer a selection of much-loved favourites with a twist, as well as some exceptional signatures unique to UBA. The interior has been carefully thought out to compliment the dining experience whilst paying homage to Asian culture and mythology. Bathed in auspicious red and gold, banquettes are upholstered in scarlet velvet and tabletops are lava stone, whilst counter dining for up to 14 is available at the statement marble bar.

Illustrative artwork, calligraphy, colourful porcelain plates, tiger statues and graphics symbolising strength and grace, complete the picture.

A private dining room will provide an intimate experience for up to 12 guests whilst a downstairs event space for larger parties and celebrations will open come summer.

From the team behind the acclaimed Sucre, Alma and CLAP London, UBA is more than just a restaurant.

Reflecting Shoreditch’s eclectic vibe, it’s a multi-sensory celebration of Pan-Asian flavours, creative cocktails and serious sounds, wrapped in a lively and playful package.

With plans for events and DJ nights, UBA will be Shoreditch’s hottest dining destination.

We say: Every dish was brilliant, outdone only by the cocktails! The interiors were particularly special, reminiscent of  somewhere Bond may have found himself, on a mission in the Far East. Whilst we firmly believe West is Best at West London Living Towers, I predict we’ll be crossing town again for this one!

61-67 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3HU

Tel: 020 3995 3655


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