About Flesh & Buns

We are driven by a desire to deliver memorable, standout Japanese-inspired food.

Flagship – Oxford Circus

Flesh & Buns Oxford Circus is the ninth site from Bone Daddies Group. Situated in the Copyright development on Berners Street, the restaurant differs from the Covent Garden original in that it explores Nikkei cuisine, whilst also staying true to the Izakaya Japanese pub experience. Flesh & Buns Oxford Circus offers a variety of firm favourites from the Covent Garden site, alongside new dishes such as a ‘Chilli-Miso Smoked Brisket’ created using a wood smoker, which is unique to the restaurant. Flesh & Buns Oxford Circus has also expanded into the world of Peru’s most celebrated cocktail – the Pisco Sour – which is made table side for guests when they push the ‘Press for Pisco’ button on their table.


What is Flesh & Buns?

Flesh & Buns is a Japanese Izakaya reimagined for London; a lively, social place, offering drinks and a cross section of delicious Japanese dishes designed for sharing with friends.


What’s the flesh?

A variety of meats, seafoods and vegetables – grilled, fried, roasted or smoked – served with our unique sauces and pickles that you can use to fill your own buns.


What are the buns?

Fluffy steamed bao, popular in Northern China, Taiwan and Southern Japan.


What goes with it?

Snack on anything from maki rolls to chicken wings while drinking our own label sake, cider and beer or cocktails, margaritas and more.  Finish with table-top barbecued s’mores.

I want to challenge people’s perceptions of Japanese food and make it accessible to everyone

Ross Shonhan

Our Story

Passionate about Japan, we wanted a home for our version of Japanese food and contemporary culture, created specifically for London.

We opened the first Bone Daddies Ramen Bar in Peter Street, Soho, in 2012, followed by the original Flesh & Buns in 2013. We’ve grown a bit since, but we remain small at heart and our menus continue to reflect food trends current in Japan today.

All our restaurants combine original Japanese dishes with unique twists resulting in considered, yet incredible tasting food and drink, served to a soundtrack of old school rock.

Our mission to deliver memorable, standout Japanese-inspired food drives everything we do; from ramen to izakaya or yoshoku, signature cocktails or unique desserts, each offers something slightly different, with the guarantee of creative food full of flavour.