Bring back the HEAT! Keep Yuu Kitchen Alive!

by Yuu Kitchen in London, England, United Kingdom


£15,000 stretch target 16 days left
104% 92 supporters
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 31st May 2021 at 11:55pm

Yuu Kitchen wants to keep bringing all the joy to its guests. We are launching new Restaurant Boxes bringing Yuu to your home!

by Yuu Kitchen in London, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Yuu Kitchen has always dreamed of bringing the joy to other local neighbourhoods and households; Bringing with it jobs for the local community, great food and drink - something always welcome.  Great restaurants make a big impact for urban areas: somewhere for people to catch up, family get togethers, or just a night out with your loved one.  If Yuu's dream of bringing this joy to others was met through the support, it would mean so much more for so many people. 

Yuu Kitchen opened its doors in October 2016 with Australian friends, Stephen Lowe (General Manager), a long time London restaurant manager and Jon de Villa (Head Chef), previously of Nobu, Nobu Berkeley, Zafferano and Bone Daddies.


The restaurant is inspired by the flavours of south-east Asia and the Pacific rim in a nod to Jon’s heritage and travels.


Yuu Kitchen collaborated with Hong Kong based artist, Lunatic, to commission some original artwork. The Illustrations that have been created have strong influences from Manga, Asian fashion, comic-book and pop culture – styles synonymous with Lunatic’s work.


Yuu is located in East London on Commercial Street, only minutes' walk from Liverpool Street and Spitalfields Market.


Yuu employs 18 staff and has managed to successfully keep the team together through the lockdown, and has also succeeded in getting them back working and doing what they love!


We are looking for support to keep our doors open to all our guests and friends coming to experience a gastronomic delight and keep our guys cooking and creating.  


We plan to use the support to continue to make sure we are a COVID-safe venue, and upgrade Yuu to be able to continue to give the best experience possible for all those that come down to dine with us.  We feel the area has changed a lot over the past few years and with venues like Yuu and other local small businesses, the area is starting to thrive.

We are proud to announce our new project that we have been working hard on whilst in lockdown.  We have developed some exciting 'Restaurant Boxes', where we deliver Yuu Kitchen restaurant kits to you to experience and cook our food in your very own kitchen.  This will be a nationwide project and we really need some help to get this off the ground.

Times have been very tough, and there have been occasions over the past few months that we thought we may not survive this.  The two boys have worked hard to keep the dream alive and now need some help to continue on and make it through the other side - stronger!

Just some of the amazing REWARDS we are offering for your pledges:

£85 - Dinner, cocktails and wine for you and a loved one - or just a friend?

£250 - Bottomless bubbles for you and 5 friends with a 6-course menu.  WOW!

£600 - Bring your friends down after restrictions are lifted and enjoy dinner with 12 friends or family.  Cocktail, dinner, and wine.  Let's celebrate life again!

£3000 - Don't want to miss out on your annual office Christmas party? Then don't - just postpone it until we are allowed to party again!  For parties up to 30 people including canapes, cocktails, bubbles and much more......


Karen & Dougie - We just wanted to say a massive thank you for the lovely food once again. We had a thoroughly lovely evening at Yuu, as always. We now class ourselves as 'regulars' and have been visiting since the year you opened.

Rubalay - What an absolute delight of a visit to Yuu Kitchen on Friday. The service
was second to none. Jon the chef was so lovely and friendly and all the
other staff attended to us so well. Our drinks were never empty, even with
masks you could tell they were smiling!
The food was delicious. I especially loved the Ice cream Bao. My dad
always says the sign of a good restaurant is happy staff, and everyone
seemed to be having a great shift. The email communication with Stephen the manager was also a dream and I appreciate all the help they gave us.

Donald - Back after 4 months. The welcome is as warm as ever. Old favourites still on the menu, plus some new winners. And guess what... if you are really lucky, outdoor dining is now an option, in the Yuu Jungle. Yuu Kitchen is back, and better than ever. 


We ask project owners to honour their rewards wherever possible but please note that all pledges are donations and there is no guarantee that you will receive any rewards from the project owner. Please see our Terms of Use for more information regarding rewards for pledges.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£50 or more

Receive a HUGE 50% discount on your bill.

Pledge £50 today and we'll reward you with 50% off your bill for up to 4 guests. What a treat for you and your friends!

£10 or more

£10 Donation

Spare us a tenner to help a business you love get through whatever COVID-19 sends our way.

£15 or more

Zafran Tea

We’re excited to be collaborating with Zafran Teas, comprising of a selection of delicious blends of green and black teas infused with Saffron. Choose this perk and receive 25 teabags of your choice! A 100% Natural Saffron Infused Tea. Saffron, also known as the red gold is handpicked from the dried stigmas of the crocus flower and has remained among the world’s most costly substances throughout history. IG @zafranteas

£25 or more

Complimentary bottle of wine with your dinner!

Pledge £25 today and we'll reward you with a bottle of wine with your meal. What better way to spoil someone?!

£50 or more


Buy your box through crowdfunding and receive 20% off next box or visit to the venue when we re-open 20th May!

£60 or more


Buy your box through crowdfunding and receive 20% off next box or visit to the venue when we re-open 20th May!

£85 or more

Dinner for 2 people. RRP £100.

Pledge £85 today and we'll reward you with dinner for 2 people. What a great Date Night idea.

£185 or more

Bottomless Brunch for 6 guests. RRP £222

Pledge £185 today and we'll reward you with Bottomless bubbles + 10-course menu brunch including dessert for 6 guests. Celebrate with your friends and enjoy a fabulous bottomless brunch.

£600 or more

Dinner party for 12 guests. RRP £690

Pledge £600 today and we'll reward you with a Dinner Party for 12 guests. Sharing menu with a cocktail on arrival and wine with dinner. Something to look forward to after we come out the other side, post COVID.

£3,000 or more

Post-COVID Office Xmas Party

Pledge £3000 today and we will reward you with the Office Xmas Party you should have had! Once this is all over, plan your party with Yuu Kitchen - post COVID. Up to 30 guests. Canapes, menu, cocktails and drinks!!!

Let's make 'Bring back the HEAT! Keep Yuu Kitchen Alive!' happen

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