YO! Sushi, the conveyor-belt restaurant led by Robin Rowland, has unveiled a next-generation look at its latest venue in London’s Market Place. The company said the design for the new eaterie was inspired by urban Tokyo and Toyo Ito, the Japanese architect and put together by DGA Architects. It features a red and black colour scheme and a “heaven and hell” theme. It includes a raised area with sunken seating and the washrooms feature electronic toilets imported from Japan, replete with self flushing, cleaning and drying functions. Rowland said that the look was the result of extensive research in Tokyo and that the company had attempted to cram as much “R&D (research and development)” into one restaurant. YO is also trialling a wide range of new menu items with 50% of the dishes at Market Place not on the existing menus elsewhere in the business. It includes a new “luxury” line priced at £6 per dish, with items such as truffle-seared beef and shiso tuna and sumiso sashimi. The restaurant is the first London opening for YO for five years. Rowland intimated that the move marked the start of a renewed focus on the capital. The Market Place venue is also serving a range of cocktails.