We were included in Vogue Paris "Confidential Guide to London" for London Fashion Week
A 4 star review for our Covent Garden restaurant!
Samphire & Salsify
Our lunch time chicken katsu curry!
Try making our pork tonkatsu sando at home for a quick snack or dinner Serves 1Prep time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 6 minutes For the pork 1 piece of pork loin Seasoned flour 1 egg, beaten Handful of panko breadcrumbs Sea salt For the sando 2 slices of white bread White cabbage, shredded Kewpie mayonnaise Bulldog sauce 1 tsp togarashi spice mix
We talk about all things YAKITORI for Port Magazine
”Natalie Lee-Joe extols the democratic virtues of the uniquely Japanese grilled chicken skewers, with a recipe to try at home".
Friday Night With Raven Smith: Karaoke At Jidori
”Please, please try the tsukune, a small chicken kebab which comes with a barely cooked egg yolk that you stir at the table to emulsify your own dipping sauce (a small but memorable touch of theatre). It tastes like heaven. I’m absolutely smitten. Jidori tsukune is *chef’s kiss*. There’s also a katsu curry scotch egg. I know that the notion of a Katsu Curry Scotch Egg is a witty British-pub-cum-Japanese-eatery one liner but the dish is a star turn, externally crispy, surprisingly yolk-y and delicate, the chicken-y hash is tender and moorish. Finally, there’s a ginger ice cream with miso caramel that I was just going to taste a bite of “for the column” but mysteriously disappeared.
Jidori offers power ballads and power flavours. Sing and eat your heart out. Jidori is the wind beneath my chicken wings.”
Jidori’s Yakitori (Plus Karaoke) Will Arrive in Covent Garden in February
”The team behind Jidori in Dalston has announced that it will open a second location for the yakitori and Japanese small plates restaurant. It is set to open — with the addition of a karaoke room for private parties — in Covent Garden on Tuesday 27 February. It is the second collaboration between owners Natalie Lee-Joe and Brett Redman. Redman is, of course, also one-half of Neptune (due to open in March) and the Richmond whose quiet closure now begins to make a little more sense."
Time Out - 5 stars!
We received a glowing 5 stars from Time Out when we first opened in December 2015!
"Go with a group of friends, try as many dishes and drinks as humanly possible, and give Morley’s a miss on the way home."
Going crazy for izakayas!
"Jidori, which opened on Kingsland High Street in east London in December, specialises in yakitori: skewers grilled over hot charcoal. But while Tokyo’s yakitori joints are often ramshackle and packed to the rafters, Jidori is sleek, minimal and decidedly Dalston. Chefs serve small plates of food straight from an open grill. True to the Japanese beak-to-tail philosophy, chicken hearts and parson’s nose (the end of the chicken’s tail) feature on the menu, as well as more traditional pieces. Brett Redman and his business partner Natalie Lee-Joe both grew up in Australia, where they were exposed to a mix of Asian cuisines. They wanted to open a local restaurant where they would want to eat regularly. “Funnily enough, 80% of people who come through the door have been to Japan and say they’ve been waiting for somewhere like this to open up,” says Lee-Joe. “We have tried to change it a bit to fit its context. In Tokyo you knock knees with everyone. We’ve tried to make it a bit more refined.”"