A new Japanese restaurant has opened rather stealthily in Belgravia today as Kouzu opens its doors.
It comes from one of the founding chefs of Zuma, Kyoitchi Kai, who was also more recently head chef at Dover Street Arts Club. He's looking after a kitchen of "finely selected all-Japanese kitchen staff" culled from some of London's best Japanese restaurants. The restaurant itself looks like being pretty spectacular, in a grade II listed building just opposite the Goring hotel and features a ground-floor cocktail bar and mezzanine sushi bar.
The menu features sashimi, salads, small plates, grills and more including:
- Seared tuna marinate in apple soy vinegar, mirin and mixed salad with vinegar MISO sauce (£15)
- Sliced yellow tail, shiso, myoga, ginger, spring onion, ponzu truffle dressing (£15)
- Minced chicken with onion, sansho pepper, sesame seeds, soy and poached egg, yakitori sauce (£9)
- Marinated chopped lamb with herbs and rocket salad, spicy miso sauce (£12 for two)
- Rolled up green asparagus with bacon and dressed yuzu soy and hichimi pepper (£6.50)
- Marinated black cod with miso with fennel, celery salad (£28)
Plus there's a huge standalone sushi menu and snacks for the bar too. Drinks wise, there's sake, a classic cocktail menu and a large whisky menu to work your way through too.
Kouzu opens today, 3 November at 21 Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1W 0JW. For more information, follow them on Twitter @kouzurestaurant