Welcome to our first stopover as part of our Passport to Japan campaign.

Over the next 6 months, we’ll be visiting a different area of Japan each month, and showcasing the food, drink, sights and sounds of that area.

Enjoy a range of different specials at each of our restaurants, and a cocktail, thanks to Japanese spirits group, House of Suntory, to toast your arrival!

Our first drink (being mixed above) is Cool For Lucky Cats – or maneki-neko. This cocktail is a twist on Japan’s famous high-ball, and features blended Japanese whisky, Toki, combining whisky from three House of Suntory distilleries: Yamazaki, Hakushu and Chita.

Click on the link below to view all our destinations and return to the map.

Passport to Japan - map

Tokyo food specials

Chefs at each of our restaurants have developed their own range of specials to convey what each region means to them. Kicking off in Tokyo, here are just a few of the dishes you can expect to find.

Tendon – “tempura rice bowls” are a popular serve throughout Tokyo, with many restaurants presenting their own twist and signature serve. KIBOU Cambridge will be serving their delicious rice bowls topped with either softshell crab, ebi (prawn), yasai (vegetables) or all three!

Monjayaki – Traditional pan-fried savoury pancake that’s hugely popular on the streets of Tokyo. Similar to the better-known Okonomiyaki, KIBOU Clifton will serving theirs with bacon, leeks and cabbage, then topped with tonkatsu sauce and spicy mayo.

Unaju – “grilled eel in a box”. Grilled kabayaki eel fillets served with seasoned rice and unagi sauce. This dish originates from one of Tokyo’s oldest eel restaurants, Jubako in Akasaka of Tokyo and is being lovingly presented at KIBOU Battersea.

Abura soba – “oiled noodles”. Originating from Western Tokyo, this ‘soupless’ ramen dates back to 1950’s. KIBOU Solihull will be serving their pan-fried soba noodles with tenderstem, pepper and carrot, then topped with king prawns, sea bream and squid in oyster sauce.

Anmitsu – Another Ginza classic from the 1920’s, this Japanese dessert is a favourite right across the country. A colourful dish, that includes agar gelatin, sweet bean paste, black sugar syrup, fruit and dango rice dumplings. Dive into our versions of this dessert at KIBOU Cheltenham and Battersea.

Just a few of the dishes that you’ll find as specials in our restaurant this month – just look out for the Passport to Japan stamp, or ask a member of the team.

tendon - tempura don buri

Win a Feast of Japan for you and 5 friends worth up to £300!

Pick up your Passport to Japan in the restaurant, and get it stamped each time you visit us for a chance to win a Japanese feast for you and up to 5 friends worth up to £300.

To Enter: Simply ask a member of the team to stamp a physical passport (you’ll find them on each table), or connect to our free WiFi when you’re in the restaurant to claim your digital passport stamp.

Please note, you must be in the restaurant to gain a passport stamp.

For more info and details of terms & conditions, please click the link below.

Win £300 passport to Japan

Travel tips from the KIBOU Team

Check our our mini YouTube Vlog of our teams recent visit to Tokyo… where they visited, what they saw, and of course, what they ate!

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