Blogs

Review a selection of blogs from around the Internet on Nozomi.

 

 

 

 

London Unattached 7th of August 2014

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http://www.london-unattached.com/2014/08/nozomi-knightsbridge/

“by the time we finished eating, the restaurant had a very pleasant busy, but relaxed vibe.  It did seem to be living up to the promise of an evening of dining and entertainment”

The Gentlemans Journal 10th of September 2014

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http://www.thegentlemansjournal.com/nozomi-review/

“The food is beautifully prepared and from the moment you walk into the cool Knightsbridge venue, you are impeccably well looked after. If you’re looking for a luxurious night out with friends then this would be a good place to start, and it would work equally well as a date venue.”

Saffron Jack September 23 2014

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http://www.saffronjack.com/dining-stars-nozomi/

“The food. It was the best I’ve tasted in London”

On Feature 18th of November 2014

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http://www.onfeature.com/nozomi-a-japanese-sanctum-in-london/

“Eating at Nozomi is an experience. The chefs here are capable of experimenting and improvising while focusing on freshness. Their menu is impressive. Authentic flavour with attention to detail.”

OK Magazine – April 2015

The restaurant has won eight consecutive AA Rosette Awards for culinary excellence, and there Best Restaurant Awards from the London Club & Bar Awards.

 
 
 
 

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The Handbook

NOZOMI’s New Look – As featured in ‘The Handbook’ , September 2014

Forget January, September is the month of new starts, a new season, that inevitable going back to school feeling and after a summer of alfresco drinking we have just enough time to detox before we’re back to partying for Christmas. Luxury restaurant, Nozomi has also had a new start by undergoing a bit of a transformation.

Open for lunch and dinner, Nozomi clients vary from the well-heeled, discerning local residents to international travellers, and well-known celebrities such as Jay Z, Rihanna,Jennifer Lawrence, and Usain Bolt to name a few, but rather than contemporary fame they’ve looked to the 1920’s Art Deco movement for inspiration for their new interior. The restaurant features a silver bar, dark wooden floors, silver cushions, a panoramic glass atrium ceiling and sumptuous leather banquettes whilst the front of house cocktail bar includes a stunning black, granite counter and bespoke silver-grey leather seating.

To go alongside their new interior they’ve also created a new autumn and winter menu using the freshest seafood, inspired by contemporary Japanese favourites including black code, Wagyu beef and lobster tempura. If you’re taking the pre-Christmas detox seriously then there is also a special Superfood menu which is available on request.

If you can’t get down to the restaurant then fear not as they are also now offering a delivery service to those in the South West and central London (give them a call to find out if they can deliver to you), the first of its kind, a five star restaurant delivering five star service. So if you can’t face another sandwich, don’t want to go out for dinner or you’ve exhausted all the options in the vicinity then why not order five-star sushi?  The Handbook did just that, ordering a lunch time feast, stand out dishes for us were the prawn tempura maki, the salmon sashimi and the black cod maki – so if you’re not sure what to order then take our word for it! A word of warning if you’re a vegetarian and ask for them to send vegetarian options then make sure you specify whether you eat fish or not, as we made this mistake and all our vegetarian options included fish. That aside the delivery service was excellent and the sushi could not be faulted.

The Resident

Delicious Dining – NOZOMI – As featured in ‘The Resident’ Magazine, June 2013

“NOZOMI now offers a Home and Office Delivery Service which can be booked online at NOZOMI.co.uk. NOZOMI subtly fuses an entertainment and dining experience; as the high acclaimed cuisine is served so too is a passionate musical offering of world choices designed to relax inhibitions and assure a unique and overwhelming atmosphere. Dishes include Black Cod, Wagyu Beef Steak, Chilean Sea Bass and the Prawn Tempura Roll comes highly recommended!”

 

aMuse

The Bento Business – As featured in ‘aMuse’ Magazine,

“Takeout has soared upmarket…Meanwhile Rihanna has persuaded her favourite Japanese, NOZOMI on Beauchamp Place, to introduce a delivery service. That’ll be one fresh King Crab mixed with white asparagus and a black truffle to go then…”

InStyle

When Jennifer Lawrence was in London for awards season recently. she headed to Nozomi – the sexy little Japanese eaterie where the Knightsbridge set wash their wagu tartar down with french fig Martinis. Maybe she heard it Rihanna’s favourite Brit hangout.

 

Belgravia

From Japan with Style – as featured in ‘Belgravia Residents Journal’, January 2013

“Alice Tozer visits NOZOMI on Beauchamp Place where wagyu beef meets top-notch cocktails while the beat goes on.

 

If you keep following Pont Street westwards out of Belgravia proper, it isn’t long before you waft into Beauchamp Place, where you can find a Japanese ‘clubby’ bar-restaurant, known for a moderate celebrity following.

 

It was Thursday night and NOZOMI was warming up come 8pm. I found a spot in the front-facing bar besides the window, where I could sip a pre-supper Pear Bellini whilst waiting for my friend. Tired and hungry, I made the bold move of converting my request for a bowl of nuts into one for calamari, duck spring rolls and snap peas. Easily done here, apparently.  Despite a pang of guilt at the size of the pre-starter concoctions, I did not ultimately regret matters for the proved to be some of the best food choices of the evening to come. I was pretty much told it would be sacrilege not to add fois gras to my line-up (for the eating of which I thankfully had company). Top quality; a true melting indulgence.

 

After trotting up a couple of steps to the neutrally decorated and sleek back-facing restaurant, my friend and I ordered wagyu beef tartar, Japanese mushrooms sautéed with sweet soy, dumplings with edame beans, seaweed salad and lamb – all to share. The fine slices of wagyu were faultless and the dumplings beautifully presented. The lamb was also a tasty triumph and we considered ordering more meat as we strayed from our seaweed and mushroom plates. We tried two different red wines between us and concurred that by far superior was the absolutely excellent Amarone Della Valpolicella (Corte Aleardi, Italy 2004-5). Its on the low to mid-end of the wine list which will nod you in the direction of a £4,000 a bottle if you want it to.

 

When the food in any way flags (we weren’t too sure about the deep fried crème bruleé boules probably just because they departed too much from our concept of how bruleé should be) the waiters are the saving grace. A delightful bunch hailing largely from Columbia and France, they were very efficient, totally on the ball and had time to converse with heart. The ‘Valrhona chocolate fondant with vanilla ice cream’ was spot-on the warm-chocolate oozing bomb it should be.

 

NOZOMI doesn’t just want to be a restaurant, but an experience-driven eaterir of the highest calibre. The place is dotted with relaxed-looking regulars. This would be a good place to seal a business deal; there seems to be a natural pathway leading from bar up to the restaurant and then down the other side into the pulsating bigger bar (not strictly a club but with a dedicated live DJ). You have to pass alongside this to go to the toilet and straight through it to go home. Its hard not to get in the mood for at least one for the road, if not a merry boogie. It wouldn’t be a good place to take your parents unless they happen to have a penchant for the ever-escalating music beat, because these feed through to the speaker-heavy restaurant with some sonority come about 9pm.

 

This year saw NOZOMI launch its first overseas branch at Monte Carlo’s Port Palace Hotel, where I can imagine it would fit in well. A seasonal set-up, you now wont be able to find it open until spring 2013. The launch was in collaboration iwht Geoffrey and Cristian Moore, children of Sir Roger and owners of world-renowned Hush restaurants. NOZOMI has plans to make itself known in Beirut, Lebanon, Riyadh, Saudia Arabia (a fair cross-section of the Thursday-night diners looked like they could hail from such climes). But nest news for Belgravians is the take-away service already in full flow at the flagship branch which covers all of SW1. Wagyu to you door? Its got to be done, surely.”

 

BA highlife

Restaurant – The most Zeitgeisty? December 2012

“These are the places where food – unfeasibly good food – is the focus, from five –star lavish to home-grown and wholesome. Our judges have voted with their tastebuds…

 

OK!

Celebrity Hotspot – NOZOMI, Knightsbridge – As featured in OK! Magazine, November 2012

“WHAT IS IT?

One of London’s most exclusive restaurants, famed for its world-class contemporary Japanese cuisine.

WHO GOES?

Rihanna, The Saturdays, Kelly Brook, Sophie Anderton, Henry Cavill, Nicole Scherzinger, Lewis Hamilton, Katie Price and a string of Premier League footballers.

WHY DO WE LOVE IT?

NOZOMI represents everything glam, from its Knightsbridge location, just behind Harrods, and its clientele, to the electric atmosphere and the cocktails and food served. OK! Opted for the a la carte menu, with a wide choice of culinary delights made using the finest seafood ingredients. We recommend the Black Cod with NOZOMI miso and pickled daikon. Finish the evening with a cocktail at the bar, where you can enjoy live music from the resident DJ.”

WHAT ELSE?

Rihanna celebrated her 24th Birthday here

 

Absolutely Chelsea

Food Notes – Turning Japanese – As featured in ‘Absolutely Chelsea & Kensington’ Magazine, November 2012

“This month we’re loving NOZOMI’s lunch delivery service. The multi-award winning Japanese restaurant offers – as opposed to the usual dried-out meal deal options – fresh and healthy sushi, which it even claims can slow age decline. Plus, its delicious. What’s not to like?”