The Japanese Hina-matsuri (Girls’ Day or Doll’s Festival) is held on the 3rd of March every year. In this day, families celebrate their daughters and pray for their health and happiness. The Hina-matsuri is a very colorful holiday, when families with young daughters display a set of dolls on a platform.

On this special occassion, people usually eat a colorful chirashi-zushi bowl (mixed fish on sushi rice), inari-sushi (tofu pockets filled with rice), and enjoy some sweets like Hinaarare (sugar coated rice crackers) and mochi.

Our delicious Bara-chirashi made freshly on the premises

with salmon, tuna, prawn, eggs and salmon roe is available for pre-order now for the 3rd of March. You can also find some Daifuku Mochi and Hinaarare sweet crackers in store now!

Setsubun Eho-maki

The season of our ever so popular Eho-maki is here again!

On the day of Setsubun (the 3rd of February), it is customary in Japan to eat an uncut sushi roll called eho-maki, while facing that year’s lucky direction. This custom started in the western regions of Japan, but is getting more and more popular in the whole country.

Here, at Yoyo Kitchen we celebrate the Setsubun with a special Eho-maki freshly made on the premises.

Our Eho-maki is made of 7 delicious ingredients: cucumber, kanpyo (sweet vegetable), inari (fried tofu), boiled prawn, egg omelettes, rice & nori (seaweed).

You can reserve your Eho-maki in advance, and pick it up on the day of Setsubun, the 3rd of February. This year’s lucky direction is West South West, so make sure you eat your whole maki facing this direction. Enjoy and have lots of luck this year!

9th Anniversary Celebration: Report

We had a wonderful time last weekend here in Yoyo Kitchen, celebrating our 9th anniversary with our lovely customers! As part of our anniversary celebration we gave out 50 rCups to our lucky customers.

We also prepared a cup and a special Yoyo Kitchen voucher to our loyal customers to say thank you for their love and support.

“We really enjoy your fresh food and amazing customer services. This is our favorite eatery and we come here whenever we have teh chance. Thank you so much!”

“Thank you for all the lovely food! The best sushi in London!”

“Dear Yoyo Kitchen! Happy Birthday! We’ve been coming since the beginning and your food is lovely and your staff is alwasy kind! Thank you so much”

“Always have a great time at Yoyo Kitchen! Wouldn’t know what we’d do without this place!”

“I like the food and the people that serve us!”

“Yoyo Kitchen is my favorite Japanese restaurant! The staff is really friendly and the food of real quiality!”

“All staff friendly and smiling always. Enjoy their service! & the food and the coffee”

“Amazing local Japanese food, friendly staff”

Yoyo Kitchen’s 9th birthday bonanza

It’s been 9 years since Yoyo Kitchen opened here, in the heart of West Acton and to say thank you to our customers for their continous love and support, we’re giving away 50 rCups as part of our 9th anniversary celebration this weekend. Pop in to the shop to try your luck!

And if you didin’t have any luck this time, these lovely cups are also available to purchase in our shop. Remember to use it with the Yoyo Kitchen loyalty card to earn double points for every hot drink you buy!