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…Back in February Good Food reported the restaurant, which was shrouded in secrecy, was headed into Darling Square's Steam Mill Lane.

It has finally opened, the interior laced with so much red and neon it should come with a warning.

Designer Tomas Scerbo has taken the alleyways of Tokyo's Shinjuku district as his cue, the interior filled with Japanese vending machines and artwork…

Good Food
—Bang Bang

While the space is fun and looks kind of authentic – it has striped awnings, colourful paper lanterns and Japanese-style dark timber… Fan says the food, on the other hand, has the soul of a hawkers market. “We call it wok hei or “breath of wok”,” he says.

— Hawkers Village

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…Bang Bang’s commitment to authenticity is commendable. Covering the front is a battered roller door that always stays shut, giving it a hidden Tokyo back-alley vibe. Inside it’s all noise, kitsch and colour; there are pedestrian crossings and bike lanes painted on the floor, and murals of tattooed yakuza gangsters above the bar. Vintage light-box signs have been imported from Japan, and there are vending machines that only take yen…

— Bang Bang

The venue mimics a street-side food vendor you might find in Kabukichō, with a roller door entrance, asphalt floor, lanterns and lots of neon signs. If you'd like to take the concept literally, there is also curtained-off seating in the laneway, next to a yatai stall serving up street eats for dine-in or takeaway.

Inside, the 85-seat space boasts an intricate layout of rooms, with multiple dining areas and a hidden tatami room adorned with traditional mats and cushioned floor seating. There's also a vending machine filled with Japanese soft drinks and — most notably — a soundproof and neon-lit glass karaoke room.

Concrete Playground
— Bang Bang