Japanese restaurant in Chelsea : Kiru

Japanese restaurant in Chelsea

 I was tasked with finding a decent Japanese restaurant in Chelsea by a few friends for a Saturday evening catch up and luckily enough I picked a Japanese restaurant in Chelsea called Kiru courtesy of Open table. I got to the restaurant based on Elystan street, at least 20 minutes before everyone, which wasn’t bad considering I get everywhere late. So while waiting I ordered a bottle of sake described as the dulcet silk milk wonder, ShoChikubai Taruzake. This 375 ml bottle of cold sake priced at £25, was worth every drop. 


ShoChikubai Nigori Sake

My friends turned up and the ordering began. We pretty much ordered dishes from all over the menu . So here are a few pictures from the evening. The snacks came out first and I have to say that it was all delicious. The popcorn shrimp was soo moorish, every picture had someone’s fingers reaching into the bowl. That’s probably your finger Diana.


Kiru popcorn shrimp with 3 sauces


Japanese Wagyu harumaki



Special dishes  

 Snacks over, we picked a variety of special dishes as our main course. All were cooked to perfection of course. No complaints here. 


Kiru salmon


 This 12 hours cooked pork belly with balsamic miso and apple sauce deserves a mention as one of the best dishes of the evening. The balsamic miso and apple sauce complemented the pork belly perfectly. 


Kiru style pork belly

Kiru tiger prawns cooked with Sake lees and yuzu chilli  


Kiru shrimp with yuzu kosho sake lee


Kiru feast

Everyone loves a good black cod and this was one of the very good ones.  


Kiru black cod miso yaki
Kiru salad


Chocolate fondant dessert
Di and tai

So there goes my time at Kiru. Very good Japanese fine dining restaurant with customer service that can’t be faulted. I am definitely  looking forward to another evening at this restaurant. 

Hope you enjoyed the read my fellow foodies and post again in a few days. The next post will probably cover a Scandinavian BBQ restaurant in the heart of Shoreditch, so keep an eye out.  





  1. Travelodium Travel Magazine
    November 22, 2017 / 3:52 am

    I think the cost of going to a Japanese restaurant in Chelsea might have scared me off but that port belly looked special.

    • Michael Makele
      November 26, 2017 / 3:52 am

      Haha… my friend paid for all the bills. The price looked a bit steep. The sake and port belly were lovely

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