“Kazu is a contemporary and intimate Japanese restaurant in London, located in Fitzrovia. With a lot of great restaurants in the area it is tough to stand out against the competition but Kazu wipes the floor with them. With Izakaya style dishes with a fancy twist, that wonderful Japanese service and gorgeous décor it is a recipe for perfection!” READ MORE >
“Looking for a new Japanese spot in central London? I’m always on the lookout for new sushi restaurants in London. For me, sushi is really one of the best ways to eat – it’s so sociable and fun, great for a date night or a dinner with friends. If you’re looking for something special, Kazu is one of the newest Japanese restaurants to open in town to rave reviews. Here’s why you should visit”..READ MORE >
“Kazu London on a corner location up at the less restaurant-populated end of Charlotte Street, is itself very welcoming; a minimalist copse of restful wood furniture on different levels with a main kitchen presumably downstairs and upstairs a sushi bar where Head Chef and co-founder Dham Kodituwakku wields his supersharp knives and bellows his cheerful ‘Welcome’ at guests.
The glass counter in front of him is filled with more fresh fish than Sealife London and while these aren’t moving about as much, it can’t have been that long since they were. Good Japanese restaurants are very fussy indeed about their fish
Looking about I can see quite a few Japanese people dining, which is reassuring, and the small terrace outside looks busy too. Inside it’s tranquil. READ MORE >
“Kazu blends traditional minimalist looks (bare wood, a sushi counter, an open kitchen and severely black-clad staff) with a friendly welcome and some contemporary flourishes on a menu that rarely puts a foot wrong.. our hamachi (yellowtail) with jalapeño was prettily arranged (we were grateful for the sparing use of the fiery pepper), although nothing could trump the flavour-packed, miso-marinated ‘fisherman’s roll’ wrapped in a fold of seared salmon and packing a wasabi punch…the menu now offers bigger portions and friendlier prices, with all-in set lunches offering particularly good value”….READ MORE >
“Presenting our favourite new sushi genre: The Kazu roll. It’s a nice mix of ritual and relaxed buzz at Kazu, somehow managing to be ceremonial without standing on ceremony. We’re ushered in with a small bow, and the restaurant looks set to be muted and tranquil. Sake glasses are brought inside wooden masu boxes, the sake — a Yamagata prefecture Dewasakura, with all the lightness and un-sweetness our waitress promises — poured traditionally, till it runs over the brim and puddles in the box.” READ MORE >
Londonfoodbabes. “Amazing food at the new @kazurestaurant…miso black cod and the Charlotte rolls with salmon, tuna and sea bass visit them now”… READ MORE >
“Knife work is a cut above at Kazu. Chef’s mesmeric skills at Japanese restaurant that prioritises happy customers over slavish authenticity DEMAND a ringside seat at Kazu, a new Japanese restaurant in Fitzrovia. Chef Kodi is a marvel – his graceful knife skills are mesmeric to behold. We ditched our table for bar stools to watch him dab wasabi, shape sushi rice and waft a blowtorch over slivers of yellowtail”…. READ MORE >
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Why: Kazu, a new contemporary Japanese restaurant. In the kitchen, you’ll find Executive Chef and partner, Dham Kodituwakku who has spent the last fifteen years working as head chef at Chisou in Mayfair. He’ll be serving up a menu of sushi and sashimi as well as dishes such as seared fatty tuna with pickled wasabi; wagyu beef steak; deep fried soft- shell crab sushi rolls and black cod with miso”…..READ MORE >
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Kazu, Fitzrovia – Not your average sushi joint, sushi lovers setting up camp at Kazu can expect a little more fun than formality, alongside a glorious menu of Japanese classics. With over 30 years of experience, and having worked in some of the most revered Japanese restaurants in the world, chef Dham Kodituwakku’s dazzling sushi selection is set to impress, with a menu of sushi, sashimi and traditional izakaya bar snacks, including everything from fried soft shell crab sushi rolls to succulent wagyu beef steak.” READ MORE >
nickichanlam – “Feasting on sushi at the newly opened @kazurestaurants in Fitzrovia for lunch earlier! Feeling so spoilt and so grateful….. All the rolls were incredible (the kazu specials served with a dreamy yuzu dressing and the inside out soft shell crab/ebi tempura were my favourites!!) but the seared beef, scallops, fried tofu and all of the other dishes were incredible too. Also had a little dessert sampling sesh too – ice cream stuffed mochi, yuzu sorbet and a Japanese take on the traditional affogato made with sake!” READ MORE >
“We’re always in the market for some decent sushi….Kazu is the brainchild of chef Dham Kodituwakku – known as Kodi – who was the former Head Chef at Chisou for 15 years, so that makes this a really interesting opening… On the menu you can expect a selection of handmade sushi, sashimi and other dishes”…READ MORE >