Executive Chef Padam Raj Rai

Having won critical acclaim at Hot Stone in Islington’s Chapel Market, Executive Chef Padam Raj Rai brings over 22 years of experience and excellence to our new concept, RAI, in Tottenham Court Road.

Originally from Nepal and having trained in Osaka, Japan, he later moved to London where he held specialist sushi chef positions at some of London’s best loved Michelin-starred Japanese restaurants. Later, Padam went on to co-found Hot Stone, which gave him a platform to develop and hone his signature modern Japanese style, which recognises and celebrates both traditional Japanese origins and the British influences that have shaped the evolved the modern form of the cuisine we know and love today.

RAI is the latest stage of this exploration and evolution.