It’s been a long time coming, but Redditch finally has its first Japanese restaurant and it’s apt that it coincided with the Tokyo Olympic games when the culture and cuisine of the Asian country would be fresh in people’s minds.
Edo has set out its stall with an extensive specialist menu that has authentic and also delightfully unique dishes including “dancing food” that quivers and moves on a hot plate, but more on that later.
When I was in Japan, I was taken by the delicate treatment of the food, in both how it was prepared and beautifully presented, and that expert technique is what I was hoping to see here. Especially as the owner also runs the very traditional Tsukiji Japanese Cuisine eatery in Birmingham city centre’s Station Street.
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This large and airy restaurant is right opposite the main post office at The Quadrant in the town centre and just steps away from the Kingfisher Shopping Centre and Redditch’s bus and train stations, so it’s easy to reach if heading there from other Worcestershire towns.
Japanese influenced decor at Edo
There’s a feng shui feel to the oriental-influenced dining room with fish symbols on the entrance mats(a symbol of good luck), a wall painted with the ‘Great Wave off Kanagawa’ artwork and even a neat Zen garden in what used to be a fireplace.