A Japanese Restaurant in the middle on London’s Chinatown in Soho for the past 20 years. The owner, Richard Hills is not Japanese by origin by a Japanophile at heart!. I have seen it at the corner of Newport Place and Lisle Street/Little Newport Street and took it for granted but, after hearing that it has been at that corner for what can be considered a life time, I thought that I should look at the location of the restaurant relative to the energy flows in Chinatown using the methods of traditional feng shui.
London’s Chinatown in Soho has recently had a constant churn in the tenants in the restaurants. It could be because of insufficient business for the asking rent or the owners had just enough. This churn or changing of ownership is a constant feature along Gerrard Street and Lisle Street in the 21st Century. The Tokyo Diner has being there for 20 years. This is quite a feat. Gone are the days where you could set up a restaurant and the owner would be able to do good business or literally print money. This was in the 1980s where Chinese Restaurants were relatively scarce. It is different nowadays as there is a surfeit of restaurateurs wanting to set up shop in Chinatown. However, with this increased competition, prices are relatively low and the quality has suffered. The Chinese food cognoscenti have moved to other localities like Queensway for a different quality of authentic Chinese food. The Chinese restaurants are now servicing the tourist visitor.
Tokyo Diner is at a “T” junction of Newport Place coming into Lisle Street. The energy coming down from Newport Place (from the North) mixes with the energy flow from Lisle Street (West) . A consequence of this energy mix, energy at 45 degrees to either Lisle Street and Newport Place will come through. The Door of Tokyo Diner is there to accept this energy. This configuration is known as Pai Lung (White Dragon).
I have always seen Tokyo Diner busy, it is rarely empty. There are other examples of coffee shops or fast food restaurants located near to road junctions and they are extremely busy. I have written a series of posts on the location of coffee shops. However, the restaurant of outside this “zone”, it will not reap the benefit of the energy from the junction. If fact, restaurants in these locations are known to change owners regularly.
The Tokyo Diner in feng shui terms, is classed as a “fast food restaurant” or a coffee shop. It is the Pai Long energy that makes work on this class of restaurant or coffee shop.
Previous blogs on coffee shops or fast food restaurants
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