Kibou Japanese Hot Kitchen + Ramen + Sushi Bar Battersea London

Signore and Madama Butterfly

Kibou Japanese Restaurant Northcote Road London © Lavender's Blue Stuart Blakley

The bustling Northcote Road just got a whole lot more bustling with summertime weekend pedestrianisation. Hurrah! So we’ve really got no excuse to not sashimi over to the newly opened Kibou opposite The Bolingbroke gastropub and Uncommon deli. It’s a Japanese hot kitchen, ramen and sushi bar inspired by Tokyo’s canteen style drinking dens. This is their second branch: Kibou launched in 2013 in Cheltenham, home of fine breeds (and that’s just the Ladies’ College).

Kibou Japanese Restaurant Entrance Northcote Road London © Lavender's Blue Stuart Blakley

Kibou Japanese Restaurant Sign Northcote Road London © Lavender's Blue Stuart Blakley

Kibou Japanese Restaurant Facade Northcote Road London © Lavender's Blue Stuart Blakley

Kibou Japanese Restaurant Flowers Northcote Road London © Lavender's Blue Stuart Blakley

Kibou Japanese Restaurant Canopy Northcote Road London © Lavender's Blue Stuart Blakley

Kibou Japanese Restaurant Artwork Northcote Road London © Lavender's Blue Stuart Blakley

Kibou Japanese Restaurant Chairs Northcote Road London © Lavender's Blue Stuart Blakley

Kibou Japanese Restaurant Art Northcote Road London © Lavender's Blue Stuart Blakley

Kibou Japanese Restaurant Doll Northcote Road London © Lavender's Blue Stuart Blakley

Kibou Japanese Restaurant Flower Northcote Road London © Lavender's Blue Stuart Blakley

It’s a gastronomic education for sure getting to know our hosomaki (thin sushi) from our futomaki (fat sushi), our tataki (seared fish) from our temaki (cone shaped roll) not to mention donburi (rice bowl). And we’re stretching our vocabulary, adding korokke which means croquette, ebi for prawn and hamachi for yellowtail. It feels like half the Battersea postcode is jammed in here tonight. We’re not complaining. Course after course arrives, each plate resembling an arrangement of origami sculptures. ­­The nigiri is young and we are kibou (Japanese for filled with hope) in Kibou.

Kibou Japanese Restaurant Prawns Northcote Road London © Lavender's Blue Stuart Blakley

About Lavender's Blue

Snappy Wordsmith
This entry was posted in Art, Restaurants and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Kibou Japanese Hot Kitchen + Ramen + Sushi Bar Battersea London

  1. Janice Porter says:

    Love the Northcote Road. Will have to visit here next time I’m in London

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.