147 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, London E1 6JE


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Naban opens in August 2013, hopefully.

Two years after winning MasterChef, American-born Tim Anderson opens Nanban on Shoreditch High Street serving southern Japanese food, ramen, beer, chicken, cake, and other lovely things. Specialising in the regional cuisine of Kyushu Island, where Anderson lived for two years, Naban gets its name from the Japanese term once used to describe European settlers - meaning 'southern barbarian'. At a pre-launch pop-up event - showing us what to expect on the menu at Nanban - diners were given choices of Hitomoji guru-guru - blanched spring onions, wrapped into bundles, served with a sweet miso dip; Iwashi Mentai - grilled sardines stuffed with mentaiko (chilli-cured cod roe); Rafute - pork belly braised in soy sauce, brown sugar, and awamori (Okinawan rice whiskey); and noodles in chicken-pork-seafood stock, topped with stir-fried shellfish and vegetables. Dessert was Mojiko roll cake, a combination of black sesame sponge, banana custard, fresh fruit, and green tea whipped cream. - Nanban Location Map

Underground Stations

Underground Stations

Old Street Tube Station
8 minutes walk
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

Hoxton Overground Station
9 minutes walk
Car Parks

Car Parks

Leonard Street Car Park
4 minutes walk
Great Eastern Street NCP
4 minutes walk

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Open Mic Mondays
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 26th January 2015 

The Bedroom Bar 1 minute walk from Nanban


DSD Sessions
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 2nd February 2015 

Trafik 2 minutes walk from Nanban

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Budvar Tank Tuesdays
Budvar Tank Tuesdays
Exhibitions | Until 3rd February 2015 

Zigfrid von Underbelly 3 minutes walk from Nanban

Czech Republic's Budvar Tank Beer comes to the UK for the first time this January for Budvar Tank Tuesdays at ...More

Concerts | On 26th January 2015 

Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen 3 minutes walk from Nanban

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Leisure | On 26th January 2015 

The Book Club 4 minutes walk from Nanban

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Fat White Family
Music | On 26th January 2015 

Village Underground 4 minutes walk from Nanban

The alt rock band performs with support from Ghostpoet and Balthazar....More

Wiggly Jigglers
Kids Events | On 26th January 2015 

Rich Mix Centre 5 minutes walk from Nanban

Wiggly Jigglers creative movement sessions give kids the space, freedom and time to move in ways that support their development, ...More

Leisure | On 26th January 2015 

Rich Mix Centre 5 minutes walk from Nanban

Themed activities, tournaments and exhibitions including wall-to-wall ping pong tables, social tournaments, music to pong to, crazy visuals, exhibition games ...More

Cultures Of Soul Jam
Concerts | Until 30th March 2015 

Charlie Wrights International Bar 5 minutes walk from Nanban

A live music evening for lovers of neo soul, hip-hop, R&B and funk, featuring a set from our house band ...More

Movimento Afterhours
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 25th January 2015 

Club Aquarium 6 minutes walk from Nanban

House, techno, disco and electronic soul from Gavyn Mytchel, Francesco Poggi and Gepy....More


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Dominion Theatre

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Friday Late: Farewell Leicester Square
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London Transport Museum

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The Borderline

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Opens 3rd February 2015 

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Tapas Revolution Shoreditch
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