Andrew Kojima (known as Koj) was a Masterchef finalist in 2012 and last year had an amazing pop-up in Cheltenham. I never made it there but my friends that did made me jealous by waxing lyrical about it.
So when Koj launched a crowdfunding campaign to help make the restaurant permanent I was very excited and immediately pledged my support. I bought two tickets to his gyoza workshop (taking my mum as her Birthday present) and it was fantastic. In addition to the gyoza we helped to make, there was miso soup (which I’ve never liked before but this was sublime), a Japanese slaw, rice with seaweed and the most amazing buns.
We had a quick tour of the rest of the restaurant and I can’t wait to return to try one (or perhaps all) of his cocktails plus everything else on the menu. I love sushi but it’s great to see a wider variety of Japanese dishes being promoted.
3 Regent Street
So go try it!