Kibou, SW19 1SB

Now closed; was a small Japanese restaurant at the east end of Wimbledon Broadway. As of February/March 2015, it's now occupied by a branch of pizza chain Firezza.

The information below is retained for historical purposes.

Japanese restaurant in South Wimbledon.

It's quite small, seating just 20 people at tables and 3 at the bar.

bob and Martin visited on a Wednesday evening in September 2013. There was only one other customer when we arrived around 8:30pm.

We started with some takoyaki (£4.90) and assorted tempura (£7.80) photo. The takoyaki was pretty good, though lacked the usual topping of bonito flakes. The tempura had good batter, and the prawns weren't overcooked.

Martin followed this with a sashimi bento box (£14.50) photo, which included three types of sashimi plus sushi rolls, more tempura, salad, and miso soup.

bob had the unagi don (£13.50) photo, which was quite good and also came with miso soup.

There were several interesting beers available, including Owa (£5) photo, brewed in Belgium by a Japanese brewer, and definitely tasting of the characteristic Belgian yeast. They also had Asahi on draught (£4.50/pint).

Service was friendly. A 10% service charge was auto-added to the bill photo.

bob's verdict: Quite a decent Japanese restaurant; I'd certainly go back. Martin has been several times, and made us walk past a number of other Japanese restaurants to get here, so he clearly approves too.

Child-friendliness: There's a baby changing thing in the women's toilet but not the men's.

Accessibility: Step-free to get in, to get to the seating, and to get to the toilets. Both male and female cubicles (one each) are accessible.

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Last visited by bob and Martin, September 2013. Opening hours taken from Facebook page, September 2013.

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