Pioneering Spirit: Japanese Whisky Tasting Flight with Paired Sushi for Two at Kouzu

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Pioneering Spirit: Japanese Whisky Tasting Flight with Paired Sushi for Two at Kouzu

Belgravia, London

£75
  • Add an extra guest +
    £37.5

“An absolute must try” The Guardian

Why we love it

Highly recommended by Andy Hayler from BBC’s MasterChef, and winner of the Diners’ Choice Award 2015 from OpenTable, Kouzu, meaning ‘Composition’, is a high-end Japanese restaurant in the heart of Belgravia. Kouzu is headed up by former Zuma head chef, Kyoichi Kai. Irasshaimase (“Come on in”) for an introduction to the new and exciting world of Japanese whisky with this exclusive-to-TRULY tasting flight, paired with some of the capital’s most exquisite sushi and sashimi.

What's Included?

  • Enjoy an introductory Japanese whisky tasting flight for two people at Kouzu
  • Taste three 25ml measures of Japanese whisky each
  • Sample award wining single malts such as 'Suntory Yamazaki 12y' and 'Nikka Miyagikyo 10yr'
  • Paired with three pieces of sushi or sashimi per person

Exclusive to TRULY

  • This experience is unique to TRULY guests

Description

Less than a century old and with only a handful of distilleries, Japanese whisky has moved quickly in developing its own unique style. The chameleons of distillation, Japanese whisky has been met with growing acclaim in recent years. Offering light and precise, to smoky and fat, its malts and blends offer unique flavours.

A high-end Japanese restaurant in the heart of Belgravia, Kouzu is an impressive venue founded by Chef Kyoichi Kai of Zuma and Arts Club fame. Kouzu blends sought after Japanese and European flavours to create beautifully presented sashimi and sushi, alongside self-defined "new stream" dishes such as salmon with julienne apple & cucumber and foie gras with blue cheese & teriyaki sauce.

Kouzu is housed in an historical period mansion, opposite the famous The Goring Hotel, and is a modern and glamorous space that features a floating mezzanine and an omakase sushi bar. Serving up sushi and sashimi is Chef Xia Jia Tian, UK winner of the ‘Global Sushi Challenge’ 2015, while Kouzu’s sommelier Miguel Hernandez won the ‘Sake Sommelier of the Year’ 2015.

With this exclusive-to-TRULY tasting flight, Chef Xia’s classic sushi and sashimi is perfectly paired with three of Kouzu’s well-chosen Japanese whiskies. Their collection boasts ten of the best Japanese whiskies on the market, including varieties from stalwarts Nikka and Suntory, but also the whiskies of talented emerging distilleries, such as Ichiro.

Description

Less than a century old and with only a handful of distilleries, Japanese whisky has moved quickly in developing its own unique style. The chameleons of distillation, Japanese whisky has been met with growing acclaim in recent years. Offering light and precise, to smoky and fat, its malts and blends offer unique flavours.

A high-end Japanese restaurant in the heart of Belgravia, Kouzu is an impressive venue founded by Chef Kyoichi Kai of Zuma and Arts Club fame. Kouzu blends sought after Japanese and European flavours to create beautifully presented sashimi and sushi, alongside self-defined "new stream" dishes such as salmon with julienne apple & cucumber and foie gras with blue cheese & teriyaki sauce.

Kouzu is housed in an historical period mansion, opposite the famous The Goring Hotel, and is a modern and glamorous space that features a floating mezzanine and an omakase sushi bar. Serving up sushi and sashimi is Chef Xia Jia Tian, UK winner of the ‘Global Sushi Challenge’ 2015, while Kouzu’s sommelier Miguel Hernandez won the ‘Sake Sommelier of the Year’ 2015.

With this exclusive-to-TRULY tasting flight, Chef Xia’s classic sushi and sashimi is perfectly paired with three of Kouzu’s well-chosen Japanese whiskies. Their collection boasts ten of the best Japanese whiskies on the market, including varieties from stalwarts Nikka and Suntory, but also the whiskies of talented emerging distilleries, such as Ichiro.

Sample Whiskies

  • Suntory Yamazaki 12y
  • Nikka Miyagikyo 10y
  • Ichiro's Malt MWR

Sample Menu

  • Octopus nigiri
  • Salmon aburi nigiri
  • Squid sashimi

Additional Information

This experience is valid for redemption within six months from the date of issue.

Kouzu is open Monday to Thursday, 6pm to 10.30pm and Friday and Saturday, 6pm to 11pm. Kouzu is closed on Sunday. This tasting is available in the bar twice daily at 6pm and 8pm.

The experience begins with a short introduction to the whiskies and sushi pairing. Guests are then free to enjoy the whiskies and sushi pairings at their own leisure. This experience will last approximately one hour.

Whiskies will be served in 25ml measures.

The menu is subject to seasonal change and availability. Kouzu is suitable for vegetarian, lactose-free and diary-free diners.

Please state any other dietary requirements at the time of booking.

Service charge (12.5%) is not included; this is left to the guests’ discretion on the day.

Note that at least 48 hours’ notice is required for any cancellations or amendments to bookings.

This experience is not available on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day or Valentine's Day.

All bookings are subject to availability. We recommend booking at least two weeks in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

Sample Whiskies

  • Suntory Yamazaki 12y
  • Nikka Miyagikyo 10y
  • Ichiro's Malt MWR

Sample Menu

  • Octopus nigiri
  • Salmon aburi nigiri
  • Squid sashimi

Additional Information

This experience is valid for redemption within six months from the date of issue.

Kouzu is open Monday to Thursday, 6pm to 10.30pm and Friday and Saturday, 6pm to 11pm. Kouzu is closed on Sunday. This tasting is available in the bar twice daily at 6pm and 8pm.

The experience begins with a short introduction to the whiskies and sushi pairing. Guests are then free to enjoy the whiskies and sushi pairings at their own leisure. This experience will last approximately one hour.

Whiskies will be served in 25ml measures.

The menu is subject to seasonal change and availability. Kouzu is suitable for vegetarian, lactose-free and diary-free diners.

Please state any other dietary requirements at the time of booking.

Service charge (12.5%) is not included; this is left to the guests’ discretion on the day.

Note that at least 48 hours’ notice is required for any cancellations or amendments to bookings.

This experience is not available on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day or Valentine's Day.

All bookings are subject to availability. We recommend booking at least two weeks in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

How it works

  • Choose your experience

    Treat yourself or share with someone you truly care about.

  • We arrange everything

    Our concierge will arrange everything, even the little extras.

  • Relax and enjoy

    Simply show up and savour the memory that will last a lifetime.

Location

21 Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1W 0BD

Kouzu 21 Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1W 0BD

Pioneering Spirit: Japanese Whisky Tasting Flight with Paired Sushi for Two at Kouzu

  • Add an extra guest +
    £37.5

Reviews

  • Avery intersting, enjoyable and unusual experience

    Perfect evening with excellent products and knowledge staff :-)

    More than we could have hoped for. Ray the Whiskey expert was fantastic and we loved the place so much we ended up having a meal there afterwards. My partner was thrilled with his birthday surprise!

  • Lovely

    Lovely food and a great bartender, who was full of knowledge about the products

    Great whisky but boring presentation.

    The Sushi and whisky were both very good, however, the bar tenders presentation was too long and boring with very little customer interaction.

  • First tasting experience

    Rather a long wait to begin actual session -30 mins
    Staff very friendly
    Background music in bar a little loud for listening to talk

    Excellent

    Excellent food excellent service excellent whisky

  • Very informative and relaxing!

    From the moment we came in the front door, all the staff were super friendly and attentive. Our whisky tasting glasses had already been laid out, even though we were early.

    During the tasting session, Ray told us everything we could possibly want to know about the Japanese whiskies we were tasting, and more! The sushi came all at once, not per whisky, but that allowed us to focus on the drinks and their differences in more detail.

    Overall, I would highly recommend this to friends, even for those who don't know much about whisky. You'll even learn about other drinks behind the bar, if you're interested. The staff are very knowledgeable and keen to chat.

    Highly recommended

    An excellent evening enjoyed by both guests.
    Thank you

  • Whisky and sushi

    Enjoyable and informative! Loved it.

    A unique experience

    it was unique , informative , relaxing and overall a very pleasurable evening . Thank you for your hospitality

  • Boom

    Really good service and whiskey bar guy was great . Found out the service charge went to the house instead of the staff and so I removed it and gave a tip to the guy himself because i think stealing tips is out of order. But really good apart from that

    Amazing

    Amazingly attentive staff

  • Great selection of whisky, more sushi would have been nice.

    The whiskys were delicious and the bar staff were friendly and informative. I was expecting more sushi/sashimi; a pairing with each whisky tasting so the limited amount of good was a disappointment.

    Brilliant whisky experience

    This was an excellent experience. The staff at Kouzu were very attentive and knowledgable and we had a great evening with lovely food and beautiful whisky!

  • very good

    Very good moment!

    Wonderful evening and experience

    The barman who served our whiskies was very friendly and knowledgable, he was very willing to answer any questions we had an advise us on recommendations. We were the taken to our table for dinner, which was wonderful. We had amazing seats, the food was fantastic and we came away planning our next visit. The perfect evening and great service! Thank you so much

  • Japanese whisky tasting at Kouzu

    The bar manager was truly excellent. Very friendly and knowledgeable.

    Thoroughly Enjoyed the Experience

    Our Whiskey Connoisseur was very helpful and everyone was very welcoming.

  • Excellent!!

    I bought this for my boyfriends birthday and he was mesmerised by the whole experience. The whiskey was one of a kind and we had some beautiful sushi and sashimi dishes to go with. A delightful experience, one that I would recommend and do again.

    Great Japanese whiskey tasting

    Great experience with true VIP treatment by a super-friendly and knowledgeable expert of the Japanese spirits. Sushi bites are delicious (the tuna melts on your tongue!), even though its not more than a nibble. We got some fabulous complementary whisk(e)y too... loved it!

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