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Shikumen Finchley Road Officially Opens Today

Shikumen NW3

We are delighted to announce Shikumen are officially launching their third restaurant in Finchley road today following a period of menu tasting and staff training. New menu items have been specially designed to celebrate their new opening including:

– Robata grilled dishes including Beef with Crunchy Chilli, Garlic and Sesame Seeds, Grilled Cauliflower with Black Sesame Truffle Sauce and Scallop Wrapped in Smoked Bacon with Miso Herb Butter.
– Four new Dim Sum platters (including one vegetarian) have been added to offer diners a more flexible way of trying Shikumen’s most popular Dim Sum dishes priced at £10.90, £15.90, £18.90 and £22.90 (dishes below).
– Crispy Grilled Eel & Seaweed Cheung Fun has been made a permanent dish on their menu following it’s success as a temporary special in their Shepherd’s Bush location.

Below you can find more details on location, opening hours, covers, menu details and quotes from previous reviews of their Shepherd’s Bush location.

If you would like further information on Shikumen Finchley Roadplease do not hesitate to contact Krista Booker

Shikumen Finchley Road
255 Finchley Rd

Opening Hours:
Monday – Saturday: 11.30 – 23:00
Sunday: 11.30 – 23:00

80 including stool seating at full-height window overlooking Finchley Road

Menu Items:
Dim Sum Platters:
Vegetarian Dim Sum Platter (£10.90 p/p): Cong Mushrooms Dumpling, Steamed Vegetable Dumpling, Vegetarian Spring Rolls, Vegetable Shanghai Dumpling,  Three Style Mushroom Cheung Fun, Grilled Tenderstem Broccoli, Grilled Cauliflower.
Shikumen Dim Sum Platter (£15.90 p/p): Har Gau, Prawn Siu Mai with Pork, Crispy Aromatic Duck Roll, Baked Venison Puff, Curry Chicken Katsu on Rice.
Shikumen Dim Sum Platter  (£18.90 p/p) : Pumpkin Seafood Dumpling, Crabmeat and Prawn Dumpling, Scallop Siu Mai Topped with Tobiko, Chinese Chive Prawn Dumpling, Cong Mushrooms Dumpling, Prawn Cheung Fun, Phoenix Sesame Prawn on Toast, Crispy Aromatic Duck Roll, Golden Seafood Roll, Chilled Mango Pudding.
Shikumen Dim Sum Platter (£22.90 p/p) : Roasted Duck Bun, Pumpkin Seafood Dumpling, Crabmeat and Prawn Dumpling, Scallop Siu Mai Topped with Tobiko, Chinese Chive Prawn Dumpling, Mixed Vegetables in Teriyaki Sauce, Chicken Meatballs in Teriyaki Sauce, Miso marinated Salmon with Teriyaki Sauce, Baked Venison Puff, Golden Seafood Roll, Black Sesame Ball in Ginger Tea.
Dim Sum Menu:
Robata Menu:
Full Menu:

Evening Standard – Fay Maschler:
“Xiao Long Bao are a test of the skill of a dumpling chef and here they were delicately pleated, surely at least 18 times, lusciously drenched in stock, superb.”
The Times – Giles Coren:
“I rolled the dumpling into a spoon, nipped it with my teeth and drank the hot, rich stock…the soup dumpling was delicious”
Time Out London
***** (5 stars)
“Exquisitely steamed, baked, and fried dishes ranging from classic har gau and xiao long bao to more sophisticated items such as scallop siu mai topped with tobiko and cheung fun filled with prawn and beancurd skin. The latter was a revelation, each mouthful exploding into a sensual mix of sweet, briny flavours and crisp textures”
Mail on Sunday – Tom Parker-Bowles:
“The great xiao long bao, whose beautiful broth is only just contained by…miraculously thin pastry”
Financial Times – Nicholas Lander:
“We were here for the Peking Duck and the Dim Sum – and neither disappointed”

About Shikumen:
Michelin Bib Gourmand awarded Chinese fine-dining restaurant has a large flagship located in the Dorsett Hotel on Shepherd’s Bush Green (2014), a second smaller location in Ealing (2014) and now their third in Finchley Road (2016). Shikumen is so called after the traditional Shanghai stone house architecture of the 1940s whose stone gatehouses were influenced by Western traders as they made their way to the gateway to the East.


Shikumen Launch Party

Shikumen Launch Invite

Shikumen Restaurants is a new affordable Chinese fine-dining option for London with a large flagship restaurant located in The Dorsett Hotel on Shepherd’s Bush Green and a second smaller location in Ealing’s Hotel Xanadu.

Shikumen Restaurants hosted a Launch Party held on Chinese New Year (19th February) welcoming local business owners, loyal customers, journalists, family and friends to their Shepherd’s Bush restaurant.

Fourteen Ten assisted by inviting the media and local business owners to the party which we are pleased to say was a full house. The premise of Chinese New Year is to spend time with your family and friends, feast on symbolic food and take part in traditional activities to bring luck, prosperity and happiness. Our party followed this theme along with some amazing food sculptures, live pancake making, prizes to encourage social media sharing as well as beautiful personalised tea gifts and red envelopes to take home.

Since opening Shikumen has received encouraging reviews online such as “(I) have been here three times now, what an amazing restaurant!…The duck is to die for, honestly the best Chinese in London”, “This is proper food, beautifully cooked, elegantly presented” and “If there is a better Chinese restaurant in this part of west London, I have yet to find it”.

Shikumen is so called after the traditional Shanghai stone house architecture of the 1940s that blended east and west. The restaurant continues this tradition to blend the two cultures of east and west by presenting traditional dishes in an refined western way. Ingredients are carefully sourced to bring diners produce of the highest quality served for exceptional value for money and you will see this reflected in the pricing of signature dishes such as Peking Duck carved at the table and served in two servings (whole £48.50 half £26.50), Shanghai Xiao Long Bao (£3.50), Fried Dough Stick Cheung Fun (£4.20) and Turnip Puff Pastry (£3.80).