Sunday, 26 July 2015

Eating in London #3 | inamo (an interactive restaurant!)

Hello!

As you may have guessed if you've read my blog for a while now, eating out is one of my favourite things to do. I just love trying new places with friends and eating great food over a catch up with family that I haven't seen in a while. 

I also love reading about places to try out, so when I heard about inamo in Soho, I just knew that I had to try it out, because this place isn't any old restaurant...

...it's an INTERACTIVE restaurant!! 


inamo is an Asian fusion restaurant, with influences from Japanese, Thai and Chinese delacies. From sushi and sashimi, to duck with pancakes, the menu really does reach far and wide, with something for everyone, no matter how picky. The only difference with this menu, is that it doesn't come in paper form. It's digital and it's amazing.

(My sister is a girl after my own heart as you can see, and went straight for the wine menu)
When you sit down, you each have your very own touchpad and cursor to explore the menu with. As you search through the various sections and see something you like the sound of, you simply tap the screen and a photo will appear on your plate. 

If you like the look of it, you click 'order' and a message is *somehow* sent straight to the kitchen. No interaction with a waiter, no waiting for them to come to your table to order, you click what you would like, when you would like it, simple!


If you don't feel like being sociable(!) whilst you're waiting for your food to arrive (which an actual human does bring to your table...) you can play games against the person you're with and watch 'chef cam' as they prepare your food amongst a whole range of other things.


My sister and I decided to share a few dishes between us, as we were only after a light snack and it was just the ideal amount. I ordered the salmon and cucumber hosomaki and my sister decided on chicken satay.

They were both great - the sushi in particular was so good I could've eaten another plate full...and another...but apparently, self control is the new thing to have, sooo...



Oh! How could I forget! If you weren't already happy with the menu and the games and the chef cam, you can even change the print projected onto your table....amazing!


Whether you are after a quick snack, or you're going all out and wanting a proper meal, inamo is a pretty great and fun place to go. With the interactive menu,  the restaurant is an experience in itself although don't fret, the staff members are also super lovely so don't feel put off if you're a technophobe - help will be at hand for all 'food ordering' related emergencies!

I'm now really hungry and I really want sushi.

Have you been here before? Do you like the idea of interactive menus at restaurants?

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3 comments:

  1. Wow this looks like such a cool restaurant! Definitely on my list, just for the experience :D Always game for a new sushi restaurant, especially one with a gimmick AND good sushi!

    Fii | little miss fii

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    1. Would definitely recommend it - it's so cool x

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