Inamo, W1

inamo Inamo, W1As if computers didn’t have a strong enough grip on our lives already, it appears that they want control of our dining experience too. Inamo places a computer at the core of its concept, making for a fun and unique experience.

The interactive interface allows diners to entertain themselves with a host of functions including placing their order and choosing their projected table cloth to watching the Inamo chefs at work. If you can’t be bothered to make irrelevant chit-chat with you guest, you can even have a game of battleships!   Food and drink is delivered by the Inamo staff soon after your order, with the main danger being that you can get a little carried away with the ordering as it’s so much like a computer game!

With so much technology on site, it’s no surprise that the menu focuses predominantly on Japanese cuisine. Dishes are split into small and large plates and diners can choose from a proper dinner or taking it easy with a tapas style of dining. Starters included wild boar rolls stuffed with asparagus & enoki mushrooms, somewhat bland Baby crispy prawns and some tender Pork ribs in an XO sauce. There are also a number of sushi and sashimi dishes to choose from. Mains include Black cod in an overwhelming miso sauce, Thai style Jungle curry and an excellent dish of Pork neck with a with confit of apple & spicy chocolate sauce.

Desserts included Crème Brulee and Pandan macaroons, which unfortunately let the team down. I would recommend saving the calories for some of their excellent cocktails (sake martini in particular was great with the food). The restaurant also has computer free basement bar, allowing guests to enjoy Inamo’s food and drinks without the threat of computers taking over their meal.

Food: 3/5

Venue: 4/5

Value: 3/5

Cuisine type – Japanese

Dinner for 2 (ex. drinks) – £60

Beer – £3.50

Cocktails – £7


134-136 Wardour Street

London W1

020 7287 7265

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