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On Tuesday 1st December Shackfuyu will relaunch as a permanent fixture on the Soho dining scene, reopening its doors following extensive refurbishment. Originally opened in February this year as a pop-up restaurant, Shackfuyu returns after a successful nine months with a new look and menu.

Ross Shonhan and his team made the decision to shut up shop and renovate in order to create a comfortable and permanent venue. When it re-opens, diners can expect a brand new bar with marble counter seating for 12, a 16 seat sharing table, and an additional private dining area in the basement. The colour scheme will be significantly altered, replacing the distinctive green walls with dark grey, yet retaining flashes of green in the upholstery and wall tiles. 

In order to relaunch with a bang, Ross and Head Chef Ben Hughes have created a new menu of Japanese yōshoku cuisine and drinking food served in Japan’s izakayas. New small dishes will include; Mylor shrimps with curry salt, USDA beef tartar and imo fries with shisho mayo. Larger sharing plates have been added, such as grilled partridge with chilli ponzu, wild Cornish seabass with orange miso and lamb neck fillet with kimchee tare. A selection of Shackfuyu’s signature dishes will be retained including favourites such as prawn toast masquerading as okonomiyaki, aubergine with four miso and bubu arare, Iberico pork pluma and the distinctive dessert kinako French toast with soft serve – one of London’s most instagrammed dishes of the year. 

A menu of gua bao buns, similar to those served at sister restaurant Flesh & Buns, will be a new addition for lunch time. The buns will be served filled, rather than the DIY assembly experience, offering a quick lunch option. Priced from £5, the steamed bun menu will be set to satisfy Soho with fillings including fried chicken with kimchee, grilled salmon with orange miso, and crispy duck leg with plum soy.    

In celebration of the relaunch Shackfuyu will be offering 50% off food from Tuesday 1st (dinner only) to Sunday 6th December. The new look Shackfuyu will be rocking and rolling in true Bone Daddies style, and this time it is here to stay.

14a Old Compton St Soho, London W1D 4TJ



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Shackfuyu, Bone Daddies’ first pop-up restaurant, is now open in Soho at 14a Old Compton Street. A short menu is evolving primarily from the use of the previous restaurant’s pizza oven and basement kitchen.  A selection of small dishes and accompanying sides highlights flavours and cuisines currently represented in Japan. The regularly changing menu will see Ross Shonhan and his team getting creative, experimenting and serving dishes which will be sure to please the many loyal fans of Bone Daddies Ramen Bar (Soho and Kensington) and Flesh & Buns (Covent Garden).

Shackfuyu – (‘Shack’ being a rough and ready space and ‘Fuyu’ meaning winter in Japanese – the idea is this residency will open this winter and close the next) is a first for Ross, who is known for his innovative and playful take on Japanese cuisine, particularly ‘drinking food’ served in Japan’s izakayas. Open seven days a week, the pop-up operates a single-ingredient led main dish offering, changing on an ad hoc basis, luring diners back to the temporary site for more. The opening menu features a roasted Picanha of Beef with Kimchee Tare and sides such as Mentaiko Mac & Cheese, Cock Scratchings and Fried Potatoes with Japanese Curry Sauce, although Londoners may expect to find Japanese flavours introduced to whole sea bass, pork hocks or goat at Shackfuyu as the team evolves. Menus will be announced via social media and on the Shackfuyu website, throughout the duration of the pop-up. A short list of snacks is available, including Hamachi Tostadas, Prawn Toast masquerading as Okonomiyaki and Roasted Scallops with Spicy Miso Butter.

Ross Shonhan says; “We’ve been waiting a long time for this site, so to have the pop-up finally underway is a really exciting project for Bone Daddies. The smaller menu and temporary site gives us the chance to play with dishes and try something new with our guests, without the usual expectations and boundaries. Hopefully we will create a fun dining event for both existing supporters and those discovering us for the first time”.

Shackfuyu operates a no reservations policy, and a bar area – within the basement kitchen - acts as a waiting space during busy periods. The drinks list offers a limited selection of soft and hard drinks, including bottled beers, Bone Daddies’ popular Frozen Yuzu Margarita and a small range of bottled cocktails, such as the Sake Cherry Gimlet.

The interior of the 70 cover space is simple and bashed about a bit; the remnants of the former restaurant have been up-cycled, stripped back and given a lick of paint.  A signature rock ‘n’ roll soundtrack plays in true Bone Daddies style. The pop-up offers diners an upbeat and unique casual dining experience for a limited time only.


14a Old Compton St Soho, London W1D 4TJ