Wine Pairing Japanese Dinner at Yakinori

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Wednesday 17 April 19:00

From £57.00

Listed by Spice West Midlands


Join us at the award winning Yakinori in Solihull for a fun evening pairing Japanese cuisine with delicious wines from around the world. 

A sparkling welcome drink awaits us before we sit down to enjoy a four course feast, with seven more paired wines. We've negotiated a small discount for Spice members and we have the choice of either the meat or the vegan set menu, which is listed below.

Yakinori is an independent Japanese restaurant, serving halal sushi, bento, noodles, ramen, poke bowls and more. Yakinori Solihull were the winners of the prestigious East Asian Restaurant of the Year Award at the Midlands Food Drink & Hospitality Awards in 2023, so we're excited to be checking them out.

Relax, kick back and indulge as wine geek Tony (his words not mine!) talks you through each of the pairings over a sumptuous Japanese feast.



  • Sparkling welcome drink
  • Four course Japanese feast
  • Seven further wines paired with each course
  • Expert sommelier


  • Any extra drinks or tips on the night

Location & Itinerary

Food & Meals

Here is the menu although please be aware this is subject to change:

  • Arrival Welcome Drink
  • Seven further wines specially paired with each course
  • First Course: Chicken katsu sushi roll.
  • Second Course: King prawn tempura, karaage chicken and firecracker cauliflower.
  • Third Course: Wok fried beef teriyaki noodles.
  • To Finish: Assorted mochi.

Vegan Alternative

  • Arrival welcome drink
  • Seven further wines specially paired with each course
  • First Course: Sweet chilli pumpkin sushi roll.
  • Second Course: Yasai gyoza, kabocha pumpkin and firecracker cauliflower.
  • Third Course: Wok fried teriyaki tofu noodles.
  • To Finish: Lemon sponge cake.
Is this for me?

This event isn't a Spice exclusive and therefore members of the public will be there too. However, Tony (our wine expert) has worked with Spice for many years and knows us well, so will keep our group together.

Tony Elvin
Getting There

Yakinori is conveniently located within Touchwood, in the heart of Solihull. This is easily accessible by car but with the alcohol included, public transport or taxis are advised!

Solihull Train Station is conveniently situated just a 10 minute walk from Touchwood.

Bus services are regular and connect Solihull with most parts of the West Midlands.

For all bus and train travel information across the West Midlands please visit

Availability & Pricing

Member Standard Set menu£57.00Sold Out
Member Vegan Set Menu£57.00Sold Out
Guest Standard Set menu (Public Price)£60.00Sold Out

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Yakinori Solihull, 26 Jubilee Walk, Touchwood, Solihull, West Midlands, B91 3HT

Host & Everything Else

Tony Elvin from The Wine Events Company is a qualified Sommelier and he will be the host for this event. Spice first met Tony when he was the general Manager and Wine Event Coordinator at Hotel du Vin and we've been working with him ever since.

Tony has a passion for making wine accessible and he has a real gift for delivering information in a fun and uplifting way.

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This is our first visit to Yakinori, but here is some feedback from similar events with Tony in the past. 

·      It was a lovely day, really enjoyed it, the food was great and the Prosecco was lovely, it was a lovely group and Tony was great,

·        The tasting was excellent. Very welcoming,easy-going and informative, with the details sent out afterwards .The bottles were all affordable,and will be easy to find. Rather disappointed with the food, but overall good value and I would book again.

·        The done was very tasty and the information on the prosecco was great. The guy runnning it was very professional and interesting. I would definitely book it again.

·        I enjoyed the event. The joining instructions were clear. The host was good. He made an effort to speak to everyone. The food was good. I thought it was OK in terms of value. The venue was nice. I liked that it was an independent restaurant.  I would book on a similar event in the future despite my low alcohol tolerance.

In an ideal world it would have been nice to be in a room that had some natural light.

·        Just a quick 'yes i enjoyed the prosecco tasting'. Specifically the venue, the food and restaurant staff were great. Tony was great, so informative, passionate but also good fun. Most importantly, for me, as someone with 'no significant palette', we werent tested on (a) what we were tasting, and (b) all the information Tony shared. Great event - that I would attend again despite my 'no significant palette' (as can only get better by such events). Personally, would have preferred a smaller group, but in other ways it is better 'the more the merrier'.

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