Kiku is the first authentic Japanese restaurant in Athens. By staying loyal to the authentic art of Japanese sushi making it has established a loyal following of gastronomes in the city. It has reinstated Japanese culture on the Greek restaurant scene and is a force to be reckoned within the restaurant world.
Kiku, first and foremost, appeals to lovers of all things sushi or those who are familiar with great tasting fish dishes and are looking for the next best thing. However these people do not exclusively make up the alternative crowd at Kiku. It is also home to the best service in the whole of Athens, meaning that it is a great destination for those who appreciate the best attention to detail in dining.
Kiku is a gastronomic journey for customers that takes traditional flavours and adapts these into new exceptional dishes. Japanese cuisine is meant to be simplistic but full of robust flavours and fresh quality produce. The menu has been refined by the Head Chef and is extensive in its choices meaning there is something for everyone on your table.
Kiku is very fashionable in Athens at the moment but will outlast the initial hype because of the flawlessly fresh and beautifully presented sushi and sashimi. Standard specials are made from local seafood with fish such as bonito, dorado, sea bass, and cuttlefish. Other options include noodles with shrimp, Japanese dumplings, and chicken teriyaki. The servers are knowledgeable and very helpful when it comes to food suggestions.
Be sure that your party finishes their dinner with a cup of sake served warm or cool.
Reservations are obligatory during the winter months when the restaurant is at is busiest. A local tip is that Japanese customers are offered a separate menu at Kiku that includes additional dishes. If you wish to try this then do not hesitate to ask.
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