Another new Japanese restaurant, Naamyaa Cafe has been opened by Alan Yau (Wagamama) and David Thompson, this time, in Islington.

Described on it’s website as an “all day dining modern Bangkok Cafe” Naamya is the first of a new chain serving oriental food in a beautifully designed location with affordable prices.

Yau and Thompson have preciously worked together to create Busaba Eathai in 1999 and now Naamyaa will be the sister chain with similarities between the both.

The interior is modern and the menu is full of great priced Thai, Japanese, Malaysian and Chinese cuisine that will delight Orient veterans as well as newbys. However you can also get burgers and chips here strangely enough and a ceasar salad is you so choose though why you would we’re not sure.

The Naamyaa menu also offers set meals where you choose beef, chicken, prawn or veg, and the kitchen does the rest.

Bookings are not taken here and it will likely become another queueing destination.

Naamyaa already plans to duplicate itself to Shoreditch soon.


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