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Kusaki

4.7
4.7
632 reviews
£25 and under
Vegan
Dine in our blossom dining room or at our sushi cocktail bar

Our mission is to provide pure, plant-powered meals that are good for your body. Our approach is knowledgeable, playful, and engaging. We offer a unique opportunity to experience a different way of eating vegetables and discover new flavours and textures. Talented chefs behind Food For Friends restaurant (established in 1981 as Brighton’s first vegetarian restaurant), Botanique (Hove’s exclusive plant based restaurant) and Wolfox Coffee have put together their experience and knowledge to bring you this new Asian inspired plant based concept.

The result is a creative and colourful menu which shows organic plant-based food can lead to surprising, healthy and mindful new eating experiences. We believe in an upgraded casual dining experience in beautiful light-filled spaces dedicated to natural plant-based food and organic wines.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 19 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Vegan, Japanese, Asian

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    01273 620858

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Let us take your occasion to the next level with our signature service. A private dining room with relaxed yet elegant setting inspired by a Japanese washitsu design. Accommodating up to 40 people for a seated lunch or dinner. The room is suitable for birthdays, weddings or anniversary celebrations and corporate events such as business breakfast, lunches or dinner, or offers the perfect venue for networking events and parties. Head Chef Reuben Waller creates seasonal menus especially for your event. The room comes with fresh flowers, candles, and place cards on requests.

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What 632 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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    Best Overall

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    Best Value

  • Brighton

    Innovative

  • Brighton

    Healthy

  • Brighton

    Neighbourhood gem

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    Romantic

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    Good for special occasions

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  1. CD

    CarolineD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely vegan Japanese restaurant, reasonably priced and with great service
  2. LR

    LucyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have a lovely meal at Kusaki and would recommend it to anyone. The service was brilliant and the food was delicious. Thank you for hosting a lovely anniversary meal for us, we had a wonderful time.
  3. E

    Emrys2023

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, attentive service, calm environment
  4. HS

    HelenS

    Brighton

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love eating here, the food is amazing! Lovely staff.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal, helpful service and very welcoming - we would 100% recommend and will be back
  6. P

    Plas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Sadly, it had a very limited lunch menu, and service was rather slow.
  7. DL

    DonnaLM

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 January 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Love this place, great cocktails too, and easy parking. Food is always good, today there was a limited menu perhaps being Sunday. Watermelon steak with noodles exceptional!
  8. DE

    DofE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What lovely food. A real treat. The flavours and textures are simply a delight.
  9. S

    Susie

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I came with my husband and 2 children, all of whom adore Japanese food, but mostly the sushi and sashimi so they were a little sceptical given the lack of fish. This also meant we didn't try the sushi, given the lack of fish, which my have been an error. We all agreed the other small plates were delicious, especially the edamame ("best we've ever had"), the miso soup (excellent), the aubergine and miso (deliciously unctuous), veg tempura (in GF batter - much to the delight of my coeliac husband) and mushroom kara-age (also GF). However,m the dashi tofu was disappointing as the tofu was very firm, unlike the beautiful smoth, soft tofu you usually tend to get elsewhere. And sadly, the curries were a let down. Both patties (predominantly sweet potato, I believe) in the Kiiro and the Momoiro curry were bland and pappy, and neither of the curry sauces really hit the mark. Both dishes just felt a bit lazy, as if all the effort was put into the small plates. And, at £13, for just one pattie, sauce and rice, it just felt a bit mean given the ingredients. What is great is their attempts at making all the dishes, where possible, gluten free, and very successfully so, the tempura was the best gluten free we've ever had. I will definitely return, but will stick to the small dishes, and look forward to trying both the sushi and the cocktails, when I am drinking again, as they all looked delicious.
  10. DM

    DanM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is always a pleasure coming to Kusaki. The food is amazing, tasty, creative and so well presented. Atmosphere is great for any occasion and the service is friendly and quick. Can’t wait to be back.
  11. NM

    NigelM

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious small dishes, lovely restaurant, good service.
  12. C

    Chantelle

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 January 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Delicious flavours and a chilled ambience, the staff were lovely!
  13. IB

    IvanB

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very laid back and delicious food even for a non vegetarian. Very friendly staff.
  14. MR

    MaxR

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a lovely restaurant. Food was outstanding. Service was great. Couldn’t recommend it more.
  15. AS

    AmyS

    Brighton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Lovely ambience and great table service. The food was very staggered.. ie ordered greens and a curry. Greens came 30 minutes before curry. Not all food came out together, felt bad for my mother in law who waited a long time for her bowl of noodles, we waited at least 45 minutes from first plates to last plates put on table.
  16. DT

    DiTheSpy

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great drinks and brilliant service
  17. AB

    AnnetteB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely welcoming staff, who were attentive but not overpowering. Food is truly wonderful an array of flavours that stimulate the tastebuds. Recommend sharing a range of small plates to increase the range of experiences. The setting is very beautiful.
  18. IV

    IshV

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food with a selection of everything from the menu we could eat! Love the fact it was real veg and not just tofu. Very innovative and Well presented food.
  19. R

    Robin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 January 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Really nice atmosphere and good service. Food was very good value - a knife would have been helpful for those of us not expert with chopsticks! But overall would recommend
  20. CJ

    CJZW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious, fresh food. Friendly fast service. Good atmosphere. Lovely as a celebration destination.
  21. DP

    DarrylP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and even better service. 100% come back.
  22. JS

    JadeS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We love Kusaki and decided to take our friends whom are over from Germany to dinner for NYE. The restaurant was very busy and inturn I think threw the staff into a bit of a whirlwind. As we had to keep asking for spoons (as they kept forgetting them) for our soups and the food came out lightening fast with one person essentially having all there dinner infront of them. It felt all a little rushed and not the experience I've had previously here. The food was wonderful as per usual - just wished it would been a little more relaxed and not trying to turn tables quickly. I wouldn't of thought this was there vibe.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    New Year’s Eve dinner, was a lovely atmosphere and food was great. Felt abit rushed by some staff but overall a lovely evening.
  24. JL

    JustineL

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, reasonably priced Bento boxes and great service.
  25. B

    Basho

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dining experience. Somebody else paid the bill so I'm not sure about value.
  26. MO

    MalcolmO

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very enjoyable experience. It was our 3rd visit and we plan to return soon
  27. S

    Sarah

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    The food was superb but am afraid we left a little disappointed with the service towards the end of our meal. It took a little while to be brought the dessert menu, we ordered ice cream for our children and a cocktail each for me and my partner. The ice cream arrived but the cocktails hadn't after about 20 mins so we asked for the bill. The bill included the 2 cocktails that we never had (approximately £20), of course they were removed from the bill but the oversight was disappointing. As we had children with us we could have done without the long wait at the end; we also had to wait a while for the bill. So overall it was good as the food is so delicious but let down by the end of our meal experience. In addition at £160 for the 4 of us it did feel like the food is a little overpriced, although having said that we had starters, sides and a sharing platter as well as some small plates. I would go again however, this was a special Christmas treat for our family, and have been twice when the service has been better. The restaurant had become more busy and maybe there were not enough staff on. But at this price I'm afraid more attention than we experienced at the end of the meal.
  28. s

    shabanna

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious! The udon noodle broth was especially fantastic.
  29. MM

    MelM

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favourite restaurant in Brighton! Amazing food and a lovely atmosphere.
  30. JS

    JillS

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious. Loved it. Atmosphere was good too. The food really was amazing. And all vegan.
  31. EV

    EVES

    Brighton

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a really delicious meal, with lovely cocktails and excellent service. Highly recommend.
  32. P

    Paula

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous meal - can't wait to work through the menu!
  33. D

    Daniel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing evening at Kusaki: the service was prompt and friendly, the setting stylish and cozy, the (vegetarian) menu enticing, the food was as interesting as promised, the cocktails very original, and the price was very reasonable for the level of the restaurant. Excellent throughout!
  34. JM

    JamesM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Disappointed by the absurdly long wait and also by the response when we complained. Repeatedly telling us it’s not your fault because lots of people arrived at once. That is a poor excuse, you are a restaurant for goodness sake! This is going to happen sometimes. Not my problem that your kitchen is too small and/or your organisation isn’t up to scratch. Nothing complimentary offered to compensate us. Just excuses. The food was nice but not worth it for this.
  35. GR

    GemmaR

    Brighton

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 December 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience1
    The restaurant was so cold it was such an unpleasant experience, eating with our coats on
  36. PL

    PeterL

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Lovely decor concept but cold (no verifiable source of heating on a very cold day); the two staff on duty really did their best throughout but we were told “this radiator’s never worked” - (the one on the rear wall in the standard tables section). Come on: it was snowing outside! Didn’t put us in a very good frame of mind. Gap between our small plates and bento boxes was really too long - nearly 30 minutes
  37. SC

    SusanC

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    I love this place the food is amazing even though I am not vegan. The staff are wonderful the only complaint I would have is the lack of heating my sister & I were really cold so I would not go back on a cold day.
  38. MR

    MallikR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The most delicious food I have eaten in quite a while and it was all plant based!
  39. SB

    SophiaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I cannot remember having any meal that I enjoyed more. The food blew my partner and me away. Amazing service and really good value for money. I wouldn't just recommend but implore anyone and everyone to visit. A real food experience. In short: the best!
  40. T

    Tania

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was so delicious! There aren't many places in Brighton where you can get great vegan food without lots of mock meat on the menu. Emphasis is placed on the plants :-) Service was fantastic, really friendly and helpful. Can't wait to return!

FAQs

Kusaki offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01273 620858.

Kusaki is rated 4.7 stars by 632 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 19 times today
Google Map for Kusaki

6 Circus Parade, Unit 5, Brighton, Brighton and Hove BN1 4GW

Additional information

  • Area

    Brighton

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Vegan, Japanese, Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Car park at the rear of the restaurant

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    01273 620858

  • Private party facilities

    Let us take your occasion to the next level with our signature service. A private dining room with relaxed yet elegant setting inspired by a Japanese washitsu design. Accommodating up to 40 people for a seated lunch or dinner. The room is suitable for birthdays, weddings or anniversary celebrations and corporate events such as business breakfast, lunches or dinner, or offers the perfect venue for networking events and parties. Head Chef Reuben Waller creates seasonal menus especially for your event. The room comes with fresh flowers, candles, and place cards on requests.

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