Former Nobu head chef joins Saki

01 December 2006 by
Former Nobu head chef joins Saki

Former Nobu joint head chef Hiroyuki Saotome has been appointed as head chef at Saki Bar & Food Emporium in London's Smithfield.

Saotome, who is a classically trained Japanese chef, spent seven years at Nobu Park Lane, which he joined in 1999 as Japanese cuisine chef.

In 2001, he helped set up Nobu in Paris but returned to London a year later as joint head chef in charge of the sushi and sashimi sections.

Previously Saotome was head sushi chef at Tatsuso in London's Liverpool Street, which was his first role in the UK.

At Saki, Saotome has added two chef's Omakase tasting menus, both of which feature a number of his key signature dishes.

These include aburi toro with green chilli and onion ponzu sauce, caviar topped king crab and pear in kimizu and green tea sauce, and braised duck jibuni.

Mews of Mayfair recruits ex-Nobu chefs >>

Review of the reviews >>

By Kerstin Kühn

E-mail your comments to Kerstin Kühn here.

Get your copy of Caterer and Hotelkeeper every week -

The Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email

Start the working day with The Caterer’s free breakfast briefing email

Sign Up and manage your preferences below

Check mark icon
Thank you

You have successfully signed up for the Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email and will hear from us soon!

Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.


Ad Blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an adblocker and – although we support freedom of choice – we would like to ask you to enable ads on our site. They are an important revenue source which supports free access of our website's content, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.

trade tracker pixel tracking