Shack Is Back
Bone Daddies has long held a place in my heart, be it for their 'rid-one-of-all-ills' Ramen or the entertainment of an evening at Flesh & Buns. The latest addition to the clan is Shackfuyu which after spending a little while as one of those permanent pop-ups, is now just permanent. Huzzah! The cuisine is Japanese, but has chosen to exclude sushi from it's menu and focus on meatier offerings using sticky sweet sauces and sprinklings of sesame.
Vibe wise, if you're looking for something buzzing from the sounds of hungry happy people, you've come to the right place. It's available for bookings and right on the edge of Soho for when you're ready to embark on the rest of your night (Bar Termini cocktails just across the street would be a great place to start).
The food here is really just finger licking great. I'd advise dragging a couple of accomplices along and share everything so you can get a real taste of the menu.
From sticky chicken wings with just the right amount of spice, to steak-filled soft, fluffy Bao's (lunchtime only), everything was a hit on my visit.
Special mention must go towards the prawn toast which was light, puffy and bursting with flavour, a serious hit and nothing like the oil drenched oil that springs to mind when seeing prawn toast on the takeaway menu!
We also opted for some sweet potato fries and flat iron steak as a really unnecessary main dish (by this time, we were already stuffed) but when it arrived accompanied by pickled cabbage and ginger, there was no stopping our hasty forks.
Rumours of the excellent soft serve ice cream and kinako french toast for dessert will draw me back in no time I'm sure but we'd gone over board and somehow couldn't locate our pudding stomachs on this occasion!
The Shack is most certainly back! Grab a bunch of mates and call to book a table on 0207 734 7492.
14a OLD COMPTON ST
LONDON, W1D 4TJ
Tues to Fri 12-3pm/5.30-11pm
Sun & Bank Holidays