Tootoomoo is a Pan-Asian restaurant, located a stones throw away from Highbury and Islington train station. The venue is vibrant and deliciously eccentric in its decor, as the interior caricaturly depicts the colourful street food markets, hawker stalls and huts of the exotic Far East.
The establishment is bijou in size as a result of starting life as a takeaway and then evolving into a restaurant, which can accommodate up to 24 covers. However, Tootoomoo restaurants are located in a number of other locations that provide a much more spacious offering.
The menu is in line with the current trend of small eats, tapas style dishes, which is designed for sharing.
Please note that only a handful of chicken dishes are halal. Please confirm with the restaurant so to avoid any concerns.
We began our meal from the “Plates” section where we ordered the “Shichimi Squid”, which consisted of Japanese pepper & sweet chilli. The seasoning from the Japanese pepper was bold and well balanced, the squid was firm but not rubbery and the batter was light and crispy. Overall a superlative dish. – Recommended
The “Seaweed Salad” with black sesame & pepper dressing was a mesmerising dish and took me totally by surprise. The seaweed was sweet, smoky, refreshing and quite simply a joy to devour. – Highly Recommended
For the mains, we ordered these behemoth sized Tempura prawns, which were lightly crispy on the outside and succulent and juicy in the inside, and coated in the Katsu curry elixir. Have you tried Katsu curry with Prawn? If not, you have to give it a try. – Recommended
Pan-Asian food is a passion of ours, especially as it allows diners to experience a medley of Far Eastern fare, such as Malaysian, Chinese, Japanese or Thai cuisine from the comfort of one restaurant. Tootoomoo offers this great service, along with delivering unpretentious and authentic regional foods, that are big on flavour but reasonable in price.
*Disclaimer: We were invited to review the restaurant.