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Japanese grazing

#NOsushi

Vibrant, innovative dishes from Japanese heritage

a slick and confident operation
by a team which knows what it’s doing
— Jay Rayner, The Observer
Koj’s food reflects his heritage and
an understanding of what brings joy to the palate
— Michel Roux Jr, Chef Patron, Le Gavroche **

Vibrant and innovative dishes, inspired by Koj’s heritage and experience in Japan.

As soon as you enter, the sights, sounds and smells from our open kitchen are a unique part of the experience at Koj. A small, informal dining room creates the atmosphere for socialising over Japanese grazing dishes and drinks.

We are pioneering a #NOsushi Japanese dining experience in the UK, opening up a new cuisine to anyone put off by raw fish but delighting Japanophiles who know that there is so much more to this cuisine.

Upstairs in Bandana Monkey bar, guests can enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail, retire for a digestif, or pop in for a quick bite before the theatre or after work. As well as an enviable list of Japanese craft beers, sake, shochu and whisky, we have created our own list of Japanese-inspired cocktails, including one using our own Japanese gin, Kojin.

 

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Christmas at Koj

Book your Christmas party at Koj - no sushi, no roast turkey

Available lunch and dinner
from 24th November until 12th January

6 course menu £30 per person
(10% discount at lunch and in November or January)
Parties up to 24 people
Book online - menu below

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MasterClasses

Do not expect a cookery school with a showroom kitchen; this is a warts and all experience in a real working restaurant and bar, perfect for a small group of friends or teambuilding event. The syllabus can be tailored but a typical programme would include:

2.30pm Assemble for tea and a welcome and debrief by Koj. Split group into 3 groups.

3.00pm Groups spend an hour on each section.

Group 1 - Cocktail masterclass with Dan Morgan

Group 2 - Yakitori masterclass with Robin Stock

Group 3 - Gyoza masterclass with Koj

(New for 2018 – a haiku masterclass with Paul Conneally, Cheltenham Literature Festival Haiku Poet in Residence – at additional cost)

6.00pm Tools down, aprons off; time for a pre-dinner cocktail and yakitori

6.30pm Dinner (Please advise us of any food allergies)

Sample menu (to be agreed)

Yakitori (with drinks)

Selection of appetisers, gyozas and steamed buns

Selection of grazing and side dishes to share

£125 +VAT per person (minimum 6, maximum 12) to include:

- Tuition and ingredients for MasterClass

- Japanese tea on arrival, one pre-dinner cocktail and dinner

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Bandana Monkey bar is our cocktail bar, hidden away upstairs, where guests can enjoy a different vibe over a pre-dinner cocktail, retire for a digestif, or simply pop in for a quick bite before the theatre or after work. As well as an enviable list of Japanese craft beers, sake, shochu and whisky, we have created our own list of Japanese-inspired cocktails.