Koji

Japanese, Sushi·
££££
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Bronze Award
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SquareMeal Review of Koji

Bronze Award

The reinvention of pan-Asian hangout Mao Tai as Japanese-themed Koji has done little to dampen local enthusiasm for this bubble of West End glitz in SW6. Now centred around a "gorgeous" sushi bar, its sleek lines and seductive lighting suggest serious dining – although there's plenty of fun to be had under the feather chandeliers too. Attention to detail is evident throughout, from the "incredible" cocktails (don’t miss the chilli and lemongrass Martini) and “best sushi in SW London” to trendy tapas plates (chicken and shiso gyoza, summer rolls with yuzu dressing) and knockout robata grills served on pretty artisan crockery – perhaps pork belly with spicy sweet miso or glazed salmon teriyaki. The kitchen is now in the hands of Rolando Ongcoy (from the distinguished Nobu stable), and readers are blown away by his “sublime food”, as well as Koji’s “terrific ambience” and “always great” service. Prices can be eye-watering, but this hotspot is still a "must-visit, even if you don't live in Parsons Green".

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi
Eat at Home
Home delivery, Takeaway service
Ambience
Cool, Glamorous, Lively
Food Occasions
Dinner
Alfresco And Views
Outside seating
Special Features
Vegan options, Vegetarian options
People
Dates, Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating

About Koji

Koji is a Japanese restaurant in West London that serves up a menu of sushi and sashimi alongside Japanese fan-favourites like tempura, udon noodles, Wagyu and kushiyaki skewers. 

Right from the get-go, Koji has an eccentric streak that marks it out as something unique and intriguing in Fulham. The restaurant itself is focused around a beautiful polished wooden sushi bar, where chefs prepare a wide range of nigiri sushi and sashimi, as well as sushi rolls like prawn tempura, dragon roll with eel and a King crab California roll. Interesting knick-knacks, antique mirrors and artworks line the walls, not to mention the feathered chandeliers that hang over the bar. 

Though many locals come for sushi and sashimi platters, that's far from the entirety of what Koji offers. You can get started with nibbles that include Japanese fried chicken, wild prawn and garlic gyoza, and grilled mackerel, before diving off into chilled appetisers, skewers, tempura and more. Kushiyaki typically refers to small items grilled on skewers - at Koji you have a wide choice of skewers that includes chicken yakitori, shiitake mushroom with asparagus, spicy octopus and scallops with yuzu ponzu butter. 

If you're feeling extra luxurious, there's also a handful of Wagyu beef dishes, available as tataki (torched), nigiri or as a seared sirloin. And there are main plates too, coming from either the charcoal-fuelled robata grill or the oven. 

Dessert is pretty special at Koji too, with in-house pastry chef Liza Kermanidou whipping up magnificent creations like yuzu creme brulee, and the Koji Black Forest made with dark chocolate mousse, amarena cherries, sour cherry sauce and cherry sorbet. Wash that down with imported Japanese craft beers, a solid sake selection and a curated wine list, and it's no wonder Koji is a popular part of the West London dining scene. 

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Location

58 New Kings Road, Fulham, London, SW6 4LS

0207 731 2520

Website

Opening Times

Dinner
Mon Closed
Tue 17:00-22:30
Wed 17:00-22:30
Thu 17:00-23:00
Fri 17:00-23:00
Sat Closed
Sun Closed

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3 Reviews 
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Violeta H

02 April 2019  
Quality of food.

Natasha M

27 June 2018  
Always amazing freshly prepared food of the highest quality and skill, delicious menu, exceptional service, ambience, cocktails and late nights at weekends.

Charmian M

20 July 2014  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
We started a great Saturday evening at the very well-stocked cocktail bar and progressed (rather slowly) to our table. We were early, (it was about 8pm by the time we sat down)and had plenty of choice from the various dining areas. We chose one with a view over the charming patio garden. We ate a la carte, and had four small dishes and two larger ones. We had no room for rice, and left feeling rather full. Everything was perfectly prepared and delightfully presented. Even the sleek black chopsticks were an aesthetic pleasure to look at and to hold, and their perfect balance made them easier to use than any we have previously come across.The placed seemed to be teaming with staff and our pretty Japanese waitress was a gem, keeping the dishes coming even when the restaurant became packed. Everything was good, but a special mention goes to the Black Cod, cooked to glossy perfection and the melt-in-the-mouth Pork Belly. My husband (after this meal a convert to Japanese food) finished with the Chocolate Truffles—they were arranged in 2 pairs, with crossed 'stalks and looked like enormous black cherries, filled with melted ice-cream. Heavenly,
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