|Mon - Thurs||12:00 - 21:30|
|Fri||12:00 - 22:00|
|Saturday||18:00 - 22:00|
|Budget||Splash The Cash (£40+)|
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Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room
A unique restaurant with its roots firmly in traditional Japanese cuisine, along with subtle glimpses of more modern gastronomic techniques. Chef Kyoichi Kai, of Zuma and Arts Club prestige, will be heading up an impressive all-Japanese kitchen staff at this contemporary Japanese restaurant that is located in Belgravia.
The building itself is a grand historical Grade-II listed beautiful period mansion from the 1850's with a huge palatial entrance door, a floating mezzanine level upstairs which is an omakase sushi bar. The ground floor will feature the main 80-person seated restaurant and sexy cocktail bar in the style of Tom Ford's sleek grey and black London apartment. VIP entrance in the back is for private guests and celebrities. Downstairs, through the silver open-plan kitchen is a secret door to a private dining room where 7 people can dine elusively with the private chef at their beck and call to create bespoke dishes in front of their eyes until they are comfortably full.
With an all-star cast of Japanese kitchen staff plucked from London’s best Japanese restaurants and headed up by Chef Kyoichi Kai (formerly of Zuma) you can be confident that Kouzu’s dishes are both excellent and authentic. The menu nods to traditional Japanese cuisine with sashimi, nigiri and smoky meats from the charcoal grill featuring heavily on the menu. However, their ‘new stream sashimi’ mixes things up with pan-fried foie-gras with spinach, fruit coulis, wasabi and teriyaki sauce amongst other more unusual creations. Housed within a grand Grade-II listed mansion it’s not only the food that’s impressive either. If you’re not bowled over by the opulent décor there’s also a sleek cocktail bar, extensive whisky menu and the opportunity for some intimate dining at the chef’s table to tempt you in.