2 Elystan st, Chelsea, SW3 www.kirurestaurant.com
Bottomless sushi brunch Kiru style at £50 a head- now there’s no need to be koi
The Japanese restaurant Ã¢â‚¬Å“KiruÃ¢â‚¬Âsits well in the heart of Chelsea. It brought back memories of my days in Hong Kong where the bottomless brunch is well established. Zuma was one of my favourites ,Kiru has a similar style and concept .
We enter into a bright contemporary room with an open kitchen complete with sushi counter. The chill-out music gives this restaurant a good weekend vibe ,the volume is just right, making it suitable to bring children or for a family meal.
The staff are smart and attentive which goes well with the bottomless concept, our glasses were always topped up . Prosecco White wine ( Picpoul de Pinet) and Sake were the alcoholic beverages on tap all perfectly quaffable.
What a great way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon with friends and family grazing and chatting at an all inclusive price , in this case £50 per head £20 for kids.
To start the cold buffet counter had a good and varied selection. The Nobu spirit came through with the sashimi tacos and new style sashimi. A great compliment and only to be expected as exec chef Taiji Maruyama has had 9 years experience at Nobu under his belt.
The Kiru style dish of White fish truffle ponzu was deliciously different and one of our favourites on the menu. Another interesting and refreshing starter was the Ceviche and in the background there was always freshly prepared sushi on hand.
The mains were hearty and the only let down was the Shrimp and vegetable tempura, the batter was a little heavy and I personally like a lot of grated daikon in my dipping sauce ,in this case there seemed to be hardly any. The mains were accompanied with rice and /or salad which had a moorish dressing and of course miso soup.
The dessert was a selection of ice creams and the texture was smooth with great flavours, I loved the green tea while my partner had chocolate which barely touched the sides.
The cocktail menu at kiru is definitely worth checking out, it’s beautifully illustrated and I fancied quite a few of those concoctions but that’s for next time.
We will certainly be back to enjoy another Kiru experience .