Apothecary East

Japanese Izakaya in Shoreditch

I’ve been lucky enough to visit izakaya’s in Tokyo and absolutely loved them! Apothecary is a fantastic Japanese izakaya in Shoreditch serving an awesome selection of Japanese inspired small plates and drinks in a bright, airy and relaxed environment. We loved the food and the service was brilliant too – a real slick operation.

Japanese inspired drinks and snacks

Apothecary offers a selection of sake, cocktails, beer and wine. Cocktail wise, we absolutely loved the Rhubarb Sbagliato: rhubarb shaken with bitters, umami liqueur, rose and topped with fizz. Accompanying our aperitifs were lotus root crips and edamame with salt which were so moreish.

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Japanese small plates

The menu is split into Hirata Buns, Sushi Rolls, Robata Grill, Raw, Tempura & Fried and Sides with plenty to choose from and share with the table.

We had the following dishes:

  • Teriyaki Chicken Thigh Yakitori
  • Spiced Duck Breast
  • Blackened Salmon
  • Grilled cauliflower, black sesame
  • Smokey tenderstem broccoli
  • Crispy prawn tempura
  • Japanese fried chicken
  • Miso glazed aubergine
  • Furikake rice

Prices start from £3.60 and increase to around £15 for the beef fillet and spicy tuna dragon sushi rolls. Our selection of dishes averaged out at around £5 per dish which we thought was great value given the quality. The must orders are the cauliflower (so good with the sesame), the prawn tempura (such a light batter), the blackened salmon (cooked low and slow) and the chicken yakitori (so moist and tender).

We highly recommend a visit to Apothecary East for delicious food and fantastic service. Oh, and make sure you try the black sesame and miso caramel ice cream – the combo works!

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