Shack-Fuyu

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864 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Japanese
Shack-Fuyu, from the team behind Bone Daddies and Flesh & Buns, is located in the heart of Soho. Inspired by Japanese Yoshoku cuisine, the Western-influenced cooking style popular in Japan, Shack-Fuyu serves a regularly changing menu designed for sharing, as well as a lunchtime menu comprising a range of filled guo bao buns, bento boxes and side dishes.


The restaurant offers both cozy booths and intimate tables for couples, as well as a communal sharing table, casual counter dining and a private dining room seating 16.
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4.2
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AB
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Some of the best food i've ever eaten. The noise level is perfect too

KY
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious highly recommend. Will definitely be returning.

AD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were recommended by a friend, and our experience was just perfect. Mixing Mediterranean (Spanish) meat and giving it a Japanese twist results in a perfect combination. Also, we were attended by a Spanish lady from Palencia, that made the whole experience personalised and fun.
Will definitely come back many times.

SD
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Fantastic food and staff. Manager went above and beyond to allow us longer time at our table when she realised we had a reunion going on. Food is always top level.
Only downside is noise levels as most people want to talk but are competing against music system, so can be a bit difficult to hear when busy.

M
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience3

Food was incredible but service not great. Restaurant half empty at 4.30 but hassled to leave after our allotted time. Would've had a coffee but they don't do any!!!

I
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

After hearing Ed Gamble and James Acaster talk enthusiastically about Shack-Fuyu on their "Off Menu" podcast, it's been on my list.

I can honestly say that their Iberico Pork Pluma is one of the best things I've ever tasted - so soft and tender. Really mouth-watering. I fell into complete silence because I was so impressed by it. Their signature Kinako French toast (see photo) is also very tasty, and a great way to end the meal.

I will say that I was not a fan of their Burnt Cauliflower side dish. I thought it was quite bland. This could be a question of taste though.

It's a lively restaurant, so not a great place if you want a quiet, intimate night out. However, if you're looking for an energetic atmosphere, then I would recommend it. There was lots of laughter and clinking of glasses.

OT
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

Stuffily told we would have to leave our table at a certain time, ok the London way, but communicated ungraciously on arrival.

The problem being we had not received are food until after that time.

Went for the set menu which was badly signposted so didn't know which dish was which and sometimes you got 1,2 or 3 dishes of each dish (we were a party of 3) - weird.

Food was okish, experience was poor, loads of good alternatives which will service you both better food and experience.

RG
London
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a fantastic meal for two and will definitely return to try more!

LM
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service1Ambience4

Food was outstanding, but service lacked. Hopefully just a one off due to a busy evening. Would definitely go again purely for the food.

D
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was excellent, Korean chicken wings particularly delicious but all dishes of high quality. Service a bit rushed but overall a great meal

CW
London
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic restaurant. The food and ambience were great. We will return!

M
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

The dessert is a must. Pork and beef sukiyaki is so delicious.

NH
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious brunch and attentive service. We had a blast!

A
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

My absolute favorite restaurant in London so far! Incredible food!

OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really wonderful food, nicely presented. Great service and a good atmosphere

JS
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was delicious, it was an excellent eating experience.

JS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, the pork bar buns and the french toast for dessert were particularly good

JH
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was incredible. Would have liked to try more of it, but was too full. Should consider doing smaller bao but in servings of two as people like to share this kind of food.

C
London
28 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just wonderful! Great service, amazing food and just all in all a brilliant evening!

ZP
Galway
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Staff were amazing, loved how they always top up your glass for the brunch. Food was average and overpriced.

TP
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favourite restaurant in Soho. Great array of sharing plates, fun vibes, good drinks and incredible dessert!

AP
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Superb service from young Asian guy (Friday 15th - 5.30pm)

SM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, unexpected at times, great service and would strongly recommend. One of my favourites.

i
London
10 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and loved being in one of the booths. despite there being a time limit we were never rushed. Bill can easily rack up - you'll want to try everything on the menu and it's not the cheapest

OT
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best “bi-bim-bap” I know. Called hot-stone rice in there.

H
London
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

I went to the Sunday brunch. Amazing food and lots to drink for not that much money. The food is so good! I've been there twice and wow. Service is a bit slow in the beginning which might be to prevent people for ordering too much food.

My only complaint is that the restaurant is extremely loud, and it's difficult to speak to people sitting across from you without shouting. It's not the music, it's the design of the restaurant walls and ceiling and the closeness of the tables.

VA
London
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible food as always and a great vibe, having been a number of times before we weren't let down! Our friends had never been before and were blown away by the food. The yuzu margherita's are also a favourite!

IC
London
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is incredible. Everything we had was amazing - particular highlights being the tuna tacos, katsu sando and the beef bavette 🤤

TD
London
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Slow service. Mains came out at very different times. 10 mins between the first hot stone rice and the other 2.

L
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

The food was appalling. Ordered the rabbit Katsu but the curry didn’t taste remotely like it. It’s just a sour piece of mess, although the actual rabbit was deliciously tender so I guess that’s ok.. the fish was salty and they even ruined sushi...we ordered soft shell crab maki and it just tasted like nothing. The rice was warm, somehow the carrots and pickle didn’t even have any taste..just a mush! The only redeeming quality was the chicken wings but the rest...wat?? We were so confused why there were so many people here.
Another thing, booked the table for 7.30. Didn’t seat us till 7.50 and they kept seating people behind us? Maybe they have set seating but obviously not a good system.
One of the waiter assumed my friend was Chinese and said “Xie Xie” which is thank you in mandarin...Never assume people’s ethnicity please...especially as an Asian fusion restaurant and located in London, which is full of culture!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience2

Food was absolutely fantastic.

Service however was shocking. On arrival despite having booked literally for given the worst seat in the house in narrowly squeezed in between two other tables, despite they’re being loads of free tables available with more room. Never in my life have I had to tell a waiter to slow slow down. Kept coming over every couple of mins to see what plates he could take away. Felt like he was trying to get us out of there within 45 mins. Really tainted a nice catch up with my dad.

Ambience was fairly basic, could offer so much more I’d done right.

JR
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Delicious, really enjoyed it. Especially the salmon taco which we had to have twice!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience1

The service was really bad and slow. It’s a shame as the food is really good

OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was great! We had the taster menu and that was good for 2 people who were not very hungry, but if we hungry I think it would have been a bit too small.

S
London
6 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

Great service let down by nondescript food

H
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, fantastic service. Such an interesting menu, I went for my birthday and took friends who had travelled from outside London. All were so pleased with the atmosphere and quality of the food.

Would recommend to anyone!

DS
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible food and surroundings. I appreciated the phone call to confirm our reservation and check for allergies

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

The venue was brilliant and the food was excellent, staff were friendly and helpful but the night was let down by the long wait to get drinks. We ended up having to leave before the second round of drinks we had ordered even turned up

OT
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The waiters were attentive without being in your face, explained the menu, you weren't rushed. The for was great, we had a selection of Tapas. The atmosphere was friendly and relaxing, not too noisy.