An Isle of Dogs ramen bar is coming to London

Wes Anderson’s new film is getting its very own food-themed pop-up exhibition.


Hannah Strong


Good news for fans of dogs and Japanese noodles: a Wes Anderson-themed pop-up is coming to the capital. To celebrate the release of canine caper Isle of Dogs in the UK, 20th Century Fox are hosting a special exhibition of original sets and puppets from the film.

In addition, a life-size recreation of one of the sets – a noodle bar – will be serving up traditional Japanese ramen from chef Akira Shimizu, as well as Sake cocktails during special late-night hours. For the Wes superfans, special limited edition Isle of Dogs t-shirts will also be available to buy.

Isle of Dogs was predominantly filmed in East London, but this is the first time the public will be able to examine Anderson’s latest handiwork in close quarters. The exhibition includes 17 original sets for your perusal, while a specially-curated soundtrack will play Alexandre Desplat’s score as well as music from the films of Akira Kurosawa, and music from The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band.

And the best part? It’s free admission and will be open to the public from Friday 23 March until Thursday 5 April. That’s plenty of time to pop in before (or indeed after) Isle of Dogs hits cinemas on 30 March.

You can find the pop-up at The Store X, 180 The Strand, 11am to 7pm Saturday to Wednesday, with special late-night opening hours 11am to 10pm Thursday and Friday.

Published 16 Mar 2018

Tags: Wes Anderson

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