Kibou, SW19 1SB
- 266 The Broadway
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.
It's quite small, seating just 20 people at tables and 3 at the bar.
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.
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.