Nestled behind Eaton Square, across from the historic Goring Hotel Kouzu provides an exquisite dining experience on 3 floors including a floating mezzanine1st floor restaurant and live sushi bar, ground floor Manhattan style bar and restaurant and secret kitchen chefs table in the basement. Décor by Jasmine Gokmen is stunning, understated, great attention to detail with fabrics sourced direct from Japan, the lobby is dominated by a fabulous chandelier made from hand made cocoons, the restaurant logo is a butterfly, space is simple, altruistic, modern but with respect for the culture and traditions it embraces.
The kitchen is run by one of the grand masters of Japanese cuisine, コック長 Kyoichi Kai
His career spans Nobu, Zuma London, Kiku Paris and the Arts Club. He has created menus that combine the heritage of Japan with cutting edge contemporary dining. Flavours are intense, presentation stunning; quality of ingredients is paramount. His kitchen team includes some of London’s most talented and celebrated Japanese chefs.
寿司The live Sushi bar showcases Nigiri, Makimon, New Stream Sashimi and much more. We dined on Sliced yellow tail, shiso, myoga, ginger, spring onion, ponzu truffle dressing, Charcaol Tataki Tori, Sliced with yuzu kosho, pickled courgette and a stunning Roasted Black cod with miso ,fennel & celery salad
The menu also includes Tempura dishes, Tukune, Beef and Lamb from the chargrill, chefs Omakase menu and plenty more. There is also a great snack menu with Chicken Wing Ice Temperature and Kushiage (little skewers of grilled meat and fish)
The high standards in the kitchen are mirrored in the restaurant, service is immaculate, friendly and professional. Yasuhiro Komatsu of Chisou takes the helm as General Manager and Kenichi Kakita runs the restaurants. The Manhattan style bar features great cocktails, an impressive collection of Single Malts, Gins, Vodkas, Shouchu and of course sake.
Kouzu has set a new benchmark for informal and highly creative Japanese dining in London.
When to go: Chill with drinks & Sushi straight after work
What to eat: Black Cod, Awesome Nibbles or Chefs Omakase menu
21 Grosvenor Gardens, SW1W 0JW
Tel: 0207 7307043