Sitting within the unique circular space above the Theatre Royal, Kazan’s intimate and sleek design blends seamlessly into the Japanese philosophy of food and how it’s artfully presented. The raised kitchen is topped by a roof of striking geometric kumiko-inspired joinery (assembled without nails) resembling a floating tree canopy.
The head chef, trained by fifth-generation sushi masters in Kyoto, delivers the honesty of simple, first-rate ingredients meticulously crafted to maximise flavour. He reinterprets classical dishes,
rearranges them and gives them a surprising twist like the yuzu pavlova and Kazan fondant served with coffee ice cream and delicious miso caramel.
The wine list spans Europe, Australia and New Zealand, and cocktails include the Kyoto Protocol, made from green sake, Japanese vodka, lime juice, kiwi and cucumber, or their signature Kazan, a citrusy take on Sgroppino featuring yuzu, lychee and umeshu rum.