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1st Jul, 2022

Premium Japanese restaurant Kibou set to open in Solihull

Ross Crawford 25th Jan, 2022

UP market casual dining operator, Kibou Japanese Kitchen and Bar is to open in Solihull this spring.

Located at 134 High Street, Solihull, the site, the fourth to open in the UK, is due to undergo a full redesign and refurbishment by Q&A Interior Design Ltd, with an anticipated opening at the start of April 2022.

Designed with a vision to transport guests to the exotic streets of Tokyo, Kibou Solihull will feature trademark frieze panel murals and projector animations created by talented Gloucestershire artist, Martyna Sabadasz, against a backdrop of opulent Japanese block print textiles and wallcoverings.

The 70-cover restaurant and bar will include a range of dining areas plus a standalone marble decked bar and open sushi kitchen with high top seating.

The décor will focus on a range of high gloss marble, stone and wood alongside traditional neon signage and feature lighting.

Outside the venue will benefit from an additional 25-cover Japanese-inspired terrace, offering guests the opportunity to dine amidst a canopy of golden acers created by Warren Bushaway of London Event Florist.

The menu at will centre on the group’s signature sushi rolls, including their famous volcano roll – salmon, avocado and tobiko futomaki, tempura fried and served with Kibou house sauce, alongside more traditional favourites such as hand-pressed nigiri and the freshest of sashimi.

Also promised is a range of other classic and contemporary Japanese dishes; steaming bowls of ramen, made with pork, chicken or vegan broth, crisp tempura, including softshell crab, a selection of pillowy steamed bao buns and handmade gyoza with a variety of fillings.

To complement the restaurant, the venue will also feature a stand-alone bar serving Japanese-inspired cocktails, no-and-low options, an ambitious selection of Japanese whiskies, sake and umeshu, Japanese brewed beers and authentic high-balls.

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