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REVIEW: Inamo, Camden

REVIEW: Inamo, Camden

WHAT? A quality pan Asian restaurant that does away with paper menus, offering a selection of sushi, Korean wings, bento boxes and cocktails right there on the interactive tables. Check out a photo of every dish, then order with a click of the mouse before busying yourself with a selection of games.

WHY GO? The novelty of the high-tech ordering system is an obvious pull, the games ideal for keeping tween, iPad-obsessed family members entertained. Traditionalists will likely be left craving candlelit corners and face-to-face conversation (imagine!) but this is an experience, and a fun one at that.

BEST DISH: Whatever your stance on high-tech dining, the food here is excellent. The spicy steamed edamame beans have a real kick, doused in chilli and garlic sauce – a great start at £5.95.

Locally sourced chicken wings glazed in a tangy Korean BBQ sauce are a must (£8.95),and it’s worth ordering the delicately steamed chicken gyoza in a soy mirin, chilli oil, wasabi & yuzu dressing (£7.95).

If you like your selection so much you feel like shouting from the rooftops, you’re in luck – you can digitally rate your meal right there on the tabletop (in between changing the mood lighting and drawing pictures).

WHERE? They’ve got branches in Soho and Covent Garden plus a brand new branch in Camden, near Mornington Crescent.

HOW MUCH? Crispy soft shell crab rolled with velvety avocado and chives is £10.95, and five slices of fresh line-caught tuna lightly glazed with wasabi, yuzu & soy sauce comes to £9.95. Get the Yum Buns, stuffed with beef brisket, duck, and pork served with hoisin sauces (£8.95).

At the Soho branch there’s a ‘four courses for £20’ option – guests choose one soup, one small plate, one large plate and one dessert (time restrictions apply). Wash it all down with the frostiest beer you’ve ever sampled – a frozen foam keeping your Kirin Ichiban chilled while you try to stop Instagramming your food.

DETAILS: / 265 Hampstead Road, Camden, NW1 7QX

Amy Everett is FashionBite's food and travel editor, she also writes for national newspapers and magazines including the Guardian Travel, Stylist, Shortlist, Red, Cosmopolitan and more.

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