Chinatown London welcomes two new restaurants

Shaftesbury has announced that long-standing Malaysian-Singaporean favourite, Rasa Sayang, relaunched at Chinatown London last week, whilst Japanese robatayaki grill restaurant and bar, Yatay, has opened its debut London restaurant at 22 Wardour Street.

First opening in Chinatown London in 2008, Rasa Sayang last week launched its newly refurbished 1,790 sq ft 5 Macclesfield Street site, a revamped 90-seater restaurant designed by Sherliker Design.

Japanese restaurant, Yatay, opened its first-ever London restaurant at 22 Wardour Street. Spanning 3,900 sq ft across three floors, the flagship London site is centered around Yatay’s charcoal-powered robatayaki.

Ellen Chew, Founder of Rasa Sayang, commented: “We are elated to be able to move back to our original home in Chinatown London and to do so in a spectacular fashion what with our total makeover of the unit. It feels so good to have been able to watch first-hand the energy and life coming back into Chinatown, it is a community I hold close to my heart, and I am so pleased to bring Rasa Sayang back to the where it was created.”

Julia Wilkinson, restaurant director at Shaftesbury, added: “When Rasa Sayang first launched here in 2008, Malaysian and Singaporean food was relatively hard to come by in Central London. Now these cuisines are well-represented and much-loved, and that’s down to amazing restaurateurs like Ellen who we have enjoyed working with on a wide range of projects.

“Yatay is now the latest new concept to join the Chinatown London community, bringing its unique Japanese flavours to the West End for the first time. We are delighted that Rasa Sayang has reinvented itself in its longstanding home, and that Yatay has chosen this location, and no doubt our visitors will feel the same.”

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