Inamo, Camden London
London is home to many eateries. When it comes to food, we're definitely spoilt for choice. We were absolutely delighted to be invited to Inamo for a food tasting one fine evening.
We arrived at Mornington Crescent tube stop (a few stops north of Tottenham Court Road on the Northern Line) after a long day at work to find that Inamo is conveniently located right in front of the tube exit!
We passed an outdoor heated garden (perfect for drinks and weekend meals) as we entered the beautifully modern restaurant.
Inamo is famous for its interactive dining concept - you get to order your food through their iPad or even on a giant menu projected onto your table!
The interactive interface also allows you to play games with your date, family or friends whom you are dining with, see a live camera of chefs in the kitchen, and just basically have fun with!
We started off the night perfectly with a Passionate Martini (£8.95) (Absolut Vodka shaken with fresh passion fruit, passion fruit liquor and puree) and a Classic Mojito (£8.95). The martini was very easy to drink but not too sweet. The mojito was strong and not too sweet. I’d definitely order both drinks again.
The Dragon Roll (£11.95) is one of my favourite dishes from Inamo. I’ve had plenty of Dragon Rolls from other Japanese restaurants but this one took the cake. It had a very crispy prawn in its centre (sometimes you don’t get the crisp!!), fresh avocado, a decent amount of Ebiko PER sushi, and it had the perfect amount of sauce drizzled on the outside to make it lusciously moist. I would recommend, however, not to save a few for the end of the meal as the prawn might get less crispy than when it arrives!
The Beef Tataki (£8.25) had a really good flavour profile with the sauce and garnishing. I loved how raw and beef-y tasting it was. But it was slightly on the chewy side (probably because of how raw it was).
The Korean Chicken Wings (£8.50) were unfortunately not very Korean - they were neither spicy nor tasting of that particular Korean sauce flavour. BUT if you want good wings, these are definitely good wings - tender with a delicious barbecue sauce.
We also ordered the 1/2 Crispy Duck with Five Spice (18.95). The meat fell right off the bone, the pastry to wrap the duck was delightful and the sauce and vegetable garnishings were prepared well. Though, for a Five Spice Crispy Duck, the duck is not actually crispy and its skin was actually rather soft.
The Fillet Steak with Lotus Chips (£20.95) was one of my favourites from the night. It was cooked to perfection (roughly medium rare), had an epic sauce that paired piquantly with the steak, and was topped off with crunchy lotus chips.
Our final dish of the night, dessert, was the Baileys Oreo Cheesecake (£6.95) which was so sinful and delicious. It is an oreo cheesecake in a bowl topped with a Bailey’s cream. The perfect end to a great meal.
We must commend the impeccable service, not just for our table but for the tables surrounding us as well. The waiters, especially Veronica who was our main waitress, were polite, attentive and checked on us multiple times throughout the night.
For a little nightcap, we also ordered the 2015 La Place Sauvignon Blanc, IGP Cotes de Gascogne (£19.95), which is an easy wine to enjoy.
We would definitely return to Inamo again for its innovative dishes and stellar service.
Inamo 265 Hampstead Road, London, NW1 7QX
Opening Hours: 12pm - 11pm Monday - Sunday
Closest Tube: Mornington Crescent
Area: Camden, North London
Access: Wheelchair access available