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Kozu
Kozu

Kozu Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.takahashirestaurant.com
  • Phone: 0207 731 2520
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Tuesday - Wednesday 6.00pm - 10.30pm
    Thursday - Saturday 6.00pm - 11.30pm
    Sunday 5.00pm - 10.00pm

    Bar: Tuesday - Wednesday 6.00pm - 12.00pm
    Thursday- Saturday 6.00pm - 1.00am
    Sunday 5.00pm - 10.00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
  • Executive Chef: Nobuhisha Takahashi
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Parsons Green Lane
  • Public Transit: Tube: District Line, Parsons Green

    Bus: Number 22, Parsons Green
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: free after 5.00 pm
A word from Kozu
Kozu, momentarily known as Takahashi is a concept developed by Mark Barnett proprietor of Mao Tai for 29 years and Nobuisha Takahashi who was formally trained in Toyko for 10 years and head sushi chef in both Nobu London and Nobu Cape Town

Kozu is a vibrant and contemporary restaurant serving Japanese food. It is a place for friends to meet and enjoy themselves whilst sharing plates of delicious and beautifully prepared food from tempura to aromatic grilled meats, fish and vegetables from the robata charcoal grill to mouth watering sushi and sashimi freshly prepared at the sushi bar where you can sit, eat and watch the talented Taka and his fellow sushi chefs at work. You can enjoy a pre or post dinner cocktail at Kozu’s classic cocktail bar, or you can sit at the bar with your cocktail and try a taster from the bar menu of the delicious dishes that are available on the main menu.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Takahashi is a beautiful restaurant with great food and fantastic service. The sushi was so fresh and good, we can't wait to go back!"
    dined on 14/06/2014
  • "I wanted to take my wife out for our anniversary and wanted to have Singaporean cuisine. Went to Mao Tai and loved every minute of it. We have sea food which was extremely tasty. Ambience and service was spot on! Well recommended!"
    dined on 24/01/2013
  • "I stayed the first of January and the food was very good and there was agood choice also"
    dined on 01/01/2013
  • "Was a great choice for New Years Eve. The atmosphere was good, food great as usual. A little pricey but worth it."
    dined on 31/12/2012
  • "Good food but way overpriced. £6.50 for a bowl of egg fried rice?!"
    dined on 31/12/2012
  • "Mao Tai - we will return! We went for new years eve dinner (have a child so had to be home for 10pm as babysitter was going out!) lovely meal. It is expensive but delicious. Only negative is that the waitress didn't really help us with our food choice - we ordered WAY too much which obviously cost more - it would have been good to have some tips."
    dined on 31/12/2012
  • "We have been going to Mao Tai for many years, more of a special occasion place. Service very attentive and food standard generally high. Value? It is fairly expensive..cheapest wine is circa £24/25 which means around £28 with service."
    dined on 29/12/2012
  • "We had a meal at Mao Tai on New Years Eve, The food was lovely, the cocktails were great, fabulous atmosphere. We will definitely return."
    dined on 01/12/2012
  • "THE SEAWEED WAS WAY TOO SALTY. THE SPRING ROLLS AND DUMPLINGS INDIFFERENT. OTHER DISHES MERELY OKAY. WONTON SOUP GOOD. SERVICE SPOTTY. COMES FROM TURNING THE PLACE INTO A WINE BAR. SAD"
    dined on 10/11/2012
  • "Haven't been here since last year. The food remains a highlight but the attentiveness of the staff was somewhat lacking. Was there on a saturday night and it was surprisingly quiet - perhaps the hipsters have moved on?..."
    dined on 27/10/2012
  • "Food was fantastic, couldn't really fault it. Just a shame they brought everything out at once withint 10 mins of ordering. I like efficient service but this was a little over the top as meant some dishes went cold and felt a bit rushed."
    dined on 24/10/2012
  • "Best chinese I have been to in London, thoroughly recommend, especially all the various different types of starter."
    dined on 19/10/2012
  • "Food was delicious and our waiter very good on telling us how much to order for 6 people. Charming front of house. My only quibble was the constant pouring wine which interrupted the conversation. The bottles were opened away from the table and we strangely ended up with a very large tally of bottles on the bill which given how many of us there were with two not drinking was impossible. Why cannot restaurants learn that being overly attentive is as annoying as being not attentive. Having a waiter constantly buzzing round the table like an unwanted fly is quite unsettling. Give people time to drink some of the glass rather than topping up every sip. They seem to be pushing constantly for another bottle to be ordered."
    dined on 09/10/2012
  • "I have always loved Mai Tai but hadn't been for about 6 months so ventured again with my boyfriend last Saturday evening. It was as good as ever...food excellent, great ambience (I was surprised it wasn't full) and service attentive but not intrusive. It is not inexpensive so people shouldnt think its just a casual local place, but I often compare it to other restaurants in the same higher price bracket and it is no comparison & without any of the pretence! we actually recommended it to friends at brunch the morning after. Very very good!"
    dined on 06/10/2012
  • "Food at Mao Tai is always good, and when you order the food comes quickly but you have to make an effort to get the staffs attention, and for the price you pay you could do with feeling a little more looked after."
    dined on 22/09/2012
  • "We went to Mao Tai for a birthday dinner. We had pre-dinner cocktails in the bar (which were absolutely delicious, although very expensive) and then ordered a selection of starters and dumplings to share between the five of us. All of the food was delicious and the waiter was very attentive. The atmosphere of the bar and restaurant was brilliant too - will definitely be going back!"
    dined on 12/09/2012
  • "Went here as a party of four sharing a number of dishes. The food was excellent and we had a great Argentine red wine with it. Highly recommended for a good night out!"
    dined on 23/08/2012
  • "We had a very enjoyable meal at Mao Tai there are some new interesting and tasty additions to the menu. I loved the sea bass sashimi and the crab harumaki summer roll. We were, as always made to feel very much at home by the lovely Mao tai staff. We'll be back soon"
    dined on 19/08/2012
  • "Probably. But just for the food, it was a Saturday night and wasn't very busy. The food is great if you pick right! I love spicy food and picked a dish with chilly but it wasn't hot at all. I would recommend getting a few dishes to share among the table, the portion sizes are big and the food comes very quickly so not great if you like to take your time over dinner."
    dined on 11/08/2012
  • "I had good memories of dining at this restaurant a couple of years ago. This time I was disappointed with both the food and the service. The staff were unfriendly from the moment we walked in. They got our order wrong and were unapologetic that they gave us a meat version of our vegetarian choice. The food came out in dribs and drabs and we had to remind them of food we were still waiting for. we had to ask several times to get cutlery and extra suaces. The food was nice but not outstanding. I wouldn't go back"
    dined on 07/07/2012
  • "Went on a Thursday and it was a little quiet. Food was good, portion size was generous. Service was fine, adequate but no charm or real attention. I would go back but not in a rush."
    dined on 05/07/2012
  • "I went to Mao Tai with my husband and friends. The food is amazing, we had the dim sum and the tempura prawns for starters to share, and it was divine! We thought the service was not as it should be for that type of place. It was my friend's birthday, and I asked at the beginning if they could bring a little cake with a candle, and they said yes, but then forgot about it! But overall a vy nice place to eat out."
    dined on 30/06/2012
  • "Used to be excellent but inattentive staff and over priced food let it down. Maybe just an off day though?"
    dined on 28/06/2012
  • "I have eaten at Mao Tai before, and always enjoyed it. However, we had booked in for dinner after the Polo. The service was shocking - no one to show you to your table, took over half an hour to even get water. Diners at other tables were also complaining. They were clearly understaffed, but made no effort to apologise, or explain the delays, just saying they were 'very busy'. After 40 minutes we left and had to try to find another place to eat at. A disappointing experience, which is a pity, as the food is always good there."
    dined on 09/06/2012
  • "delicious Asian food, a pity the service was insolent"
    dined on 06/06/2012
  • "Cocktail menu and drinks were splendid, although new bartender was a bit grumpy and bitter. Food was excellent - loved the rock shrimp tempura, miso black cod, and tuna tartare. However, the prices approach Nobu (£36 for cod, £32 for tuna tartare) without the same level of excellent quality, service, or ambience. A bit steep for Parsons Green. Would still return for special occasions or business."
    dined on 23/05/2012
  • "We always have a good evening at Mao Thai. The cocktails and wonderful and the food always good. It's lively and makes for a fun atmosphere. Food perhaps a little overpriced but I guess you expect that on the Kings Road."
    dined on 28/04/2012
  • "loved our dinner out at mao tai, the cocktails were really fun and we just ordered lots of starters and it was delicious. highly recommend."
    dined on 27/04/2012
  • "Great food, served 'communal style'. Reasonable prices, though the portions could have been a bigger. As the night progressed service slowed down to a crawl - we were handed a dessert menu and no one took our order for over 20 minutes, so we decided against having a dessert in the end. The restaurant was lively but not 100% full, so not sure what the problem was there..."
    dined on 13/04/2012
  • "Great food, served 'communal style'. Reasonable prices, though the portions could have been a bigger. As the night progressed service slowed down to a crawl - we were handed a dessert menu and no one took our order for over 20 minutes, so we decided against having a dessert in the end. The restaurant was lively but not 100% full, so not sure what the problem was there..."
    dined on 13/04/2012
  • "Amazing food, terrible service though! We waited over 30 mins just for our drinks!"
    dined on 31/03/2012
  • "Amazing food, terrible service though! We waited over 30 mins just for our drinks!"
    dined on 31/03/2012
  • "Extremely good food, service was slow for drinks when first seated (no room at the bar for a pre drink)"
    dined on 24/03/2012
  • "Extremely good food, service was slow for drinks when first seated (no room at the bar for a pre drink)"
    dined on 24/03/2012
  • "Mao Tai is a great local place to hang out, have a few cocktails and some very good food - albeit a bit pricey."
    dined on 16/03/2012
  • "Very good Chinese food. We chose to have a yum cha (Sunday lunch) and all the items were ecellent. Perhaps pricey for a suburban restauarnt but the quality and selection of food was good, the wine list and service good and trhe overall ambience excellent."
    dined on 19/02/2012
  • "Very good Chinese food. We chose to have a yum cha (Sunday lunch) and all the items were ecellent. Perhaps pricey for a suburban restauarnt but the quality and selection of food was good, the wine list and service good and trhe overall ambience excellent."
    dined on 19/02/2012
  • "Went to Mao Tai on the Kings Road, London SW6. The service was excellent and the food delicious."
    dined on 16/02/2012
  • "excellent cocktails. great service and ambiance. food OK."
    dined on 08/02/2012
  • "excellent cocktails. great service and ambiance. food OK."
    dined on 08/02/2012