One of the town centre's most sought after spots, Kujira is a contemporary Japanese izakaya bar serving up some sensational plates of food. Fronting a sleek black and gold design throughout, the restaurant sees itself lit by low-hanging light fixtures and neon signage for a fun and chic aesthetic. In the centre of the restaurant is their open kitchen and grill where you can see chefs preparing your food in real time.

The menu offers a unique selection of izakaya classics and modern takes. Its small plates selection is split between kobachi, including duck teryaki and katsu sandos, and unique mix of Japanese tacos, gyoza and tempura rolls and its crowning jewels - the robata plates. Offering an array of meats, fish and vegetables, each item is cooked to perfection on the kitchen's robata grill, so guests can dine out on succulent scallops, pork belly, tempeh and king oyster mushrooms. On top of that, the bar offers a range of beautiful cocktails and sake for making a proper night of it. 

Kujira offers one more surprise for those looking to get the party started in the form of their karaoke room. As cool as the rest of the restaurant, it's the perfect way to keep the night going after getting your fill of delicious food and drinks.


  • Happily Affordable ££
  • No Door Charge
  • None


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 17:00 23:30
Tuesday 17:00 22:00
Wednesday 17:00 22:00
Thursday 17:00 23:30
Friday 17:00 23:30
Saturday 17:00 23:30
Sunday 17:00 21:00



Kujira, 48, Preston Street, BN1 2HP


Town Centre

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