Kirin Japanese Restaurant & Bar is a contemporary Japanese dining room in Tower Bridge, located just a short walk from the station and close by to other easily accessible transport links. The restaurant is also home to private karaoke rooms which can be hired out for all manner of personal and corporate events, ranging from the likes of birthday parties and hen-dos to office celebrations and team building activities.
Kirin’s private karaoke rooms are intimate and stylishly appointed spaces with comfortable seating and padded walls to keep the space sound-proof, so there is no need to worry about the diners in the main restaurant hearing your dodgy rendition of Whitney Houston’s ‘I Will Always Love You’. The rooms also come equipped with a mightily impressive catalogue of around 60,000 songs from around the world to choose from, as well as a flat-screen television mounted on the wall so you can easily sing along to the lyrics of your favourite tune, or try and learn some new ones.
The best part about this karaoke experience is that you can order food and drink from Kirin’s a la carte directly to your karaoke room, making this a truly exclusive and private affair. Kirin’s menu celebrates contemporary Japanese cuisine and features an extensive selection of hot and cold appetisers, as well as dishes cooked on a robata grill and various sushi and sashimi which is prepared to order at a dedicated sushi bar. As for dessert, choose from traditional offerings such as mochi balls.
There is also the option to first enjoy a meal in the restaurant’s main dining room, before moving on to the karaoke rooms. Even in the main restaurant, you are never far from fun, as Kirin hosts live entertainment, including musicians and singers, pretty much every night of the week.