KIBOU Japanese Kitchen & Bar to open in Battersea

The team behind Cheltenham’s KIBOUsushi restaurant brand is planning to launch KIBOU Japanese Kitchen & Bar on Battersea’s Northcote Road in April.

The menu at KIBOU Japanese Kitchen & Bar in SW11 will feature steaming bowls of ramen, made with pork bone, chicken or vegan broth; freshly prepared katsu curry; and donburi, Japanese rice bowls.

Alongside these will be steamed bao buns with a variety of fillings, a range of tempura, (including softshell crab), and an extensive range of handmade to order sushi and sashimi, which includes the signature ‘volcano roll’: salmon, avocado and tobiko futomaki, tempura fried and served with KIBOU house sauce.

KIBOU will also feature a standalone bar serving a selection of Japanese whisky, sake, shōchū, Japanese beers and a smaller menu of Japanese grazing bar food and platters.

KIBOU’s 75-cover restaurant and bar will feature a variety of individually designed dining spaces fusing bright Asian shades and patterns against a faded, stripped back colour scheme, complete with an array of murals painted by artist Martyna Sabadasz (pictured).