23 August 2014


47 Rupert Street, London W1D 7PD

£37.00 Japanese Soho
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  • Wine: £16.00
  • Opening Hours: Sat 12N-2.30pm Mon-Sat 6-10.30pm

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Launched with the minimum of media bluster, this homely izakaya has slowly been making its mark on Rupert Street. The small, white-walled dining room couldn’t be simpler – just a kitchen-cum-bar out front, two hefty dark-wood communal tables and bare filament bulbs dangling overhead. So far, so Soho – until the food arrives. Chef/patron Yuya Kikuchi is a master of his craft, and his repertoire of dainty small plates runs from smoky sautéed lotus roots, melt-in-the-mouth aubergine grilled with sweet miso, and juicy nuggets of crisp fried chicken to generously filled dumplings and comforting ramen noodles. Portions are small, but polite staff are happy for diners to order several waves of dishes in their own time, with an admirable drinks list to back it all up.

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  1. Published : Friday, 20th September 2013

    Kavey Eats :: Kirazu, London

    I had been looking forward to dinner with friends at Kirazu for weeks. This tiny Soho restaurant describes itself as “Japanese Tapas” – a cross-cuisine shorthand (for the small dish menu) that is guaranteed to drive my friend Mr Noodles to near apoplexy. Reviews since its launch in April seemed positive and one of our group had been before, for the ramen, and deemed it good. The handful of dishes shown on their blog looked appealing...
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  2. Published : Thursday, 15th August 2013

    Agent Restauranteur :: Kirazu – London W1D

    I had discovered an unknown gem! A London secret! An as of yet unheard of, but soon to be talk of the town, little restaurant… or so I thought, until I got home and Googled ‘Kirazu’ and found it had already been discovered by Bitten & Written and Fay Maschler of The Evening Standard earlier last month……gutted. However, my evening could not have been spoiled...
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