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Stunning Japanese restaurant in Cambridge centre. - Kibou Cambridge, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Kibou Cambridge

4.6
4.6
14 Reviews
£26 to £40
Japanese
KIBOU Japanese restaurant and bar in Cambridge is a chic new addition to the city, and the perfect spot to enjoy a leisurely lunch or dinner.
Located at 7a Jesus Lane, home to the Pitt Club, and formerly Pizza Express, the venue features eye-catching murals and digital animations, alongside stunning Japanese floral and foliage installations.
Light and airy, The Mirror Room centres around a large Japanese cherry blossom tree, whilst the seductive Oak Room focuses on a large wisteria tree set against a backdrop of plush fabrics and artwork.
There’s also a relaxed cocktail lounge and dining area, featuring an open sushi and hot kitchen, and a standalone spirits and cocktail bar.
The menu has all your favourite dishes from Japan, including steaming bowls of ramen, a selection of bao buns, crisp tempura and handmade spiced pork gyoza, plus work of art sushi and sashimi sharing platters, seasonal specials and A5 Grade Japanese wagyu.
Their Japanese-inspired afternoon tea is a must try too!

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2 people

20:30


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Asian, Sushi
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 12:00–23:00 Sun 12:00–22:30
  • Phone number
    01223 650866
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Area
    Cambridge
  • Cross Street
    We are located on Jesus Lane close to corner with Bridge Street
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Public Transit
    The 5, 6, and 8 bus routes pass very close to the restaurant.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Wheelchair Access

Experiences

  • Teishoku (定食) Set Lunch - £14.90

    £14.90 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Teishoku is a traditional Japanese set meal comprising of a: Main plate + Sides + Rice + Soup At KIBOU, our lunchtime Teishoko menu includes classics such as prawn tempura, chicken teriyaki or veggie katsu curry. Served with a bowl of furikake rice, edamame beans, pickles, yamagoyaki (Japanese omelette), goma wakame, and a bowl of homemade miso soup. Available Monday to Friday from 12pm to 3.30pm - for just £14.90.
    Teishoku (定食) Set Lunch - £14.90 photo
  • Japanese Afternoon Tea

    £23.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    PLEASE NOTE: This experience must be booked 48 hours in advance. Beautifully presented 3-tiered Japanese-inspired afternoon tea, featuring tasters of some of our most popular dishes alongside other traditional Japanese sweets. Dive into classics such as tempura prawn California roll, salmon tataki with mango salsa and sea bream nigiri, followed by signature yuzu cheesecake and Japanese garden tartlets, mochi ice cream and traditional custard dorayaki with strawberry compote. Priced at £23 per person - served with a choice of Japanese teas and infusions as standard – such as delicately fragrant jasmine or the sweet and nutty notes of genmaicha – green tea with toasted brown rice. Or why not explore our range of additional drinks packages.
    Japanese Afternoon Tea photo
  • Vegetarian Japanese Afternoon Tea

    £19.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    PLEASE NOTE: This experience must be booked 48 hours in advance. Beautifully presented 3-tiered Japanese-inspired afternoon tea, featuring tasters of some of our most popular dishes alongside other traditional Japanese sweets. Dive into classics such as mixed vegetable California roll, vegetable temaki and avocado nigiri, followed by signature yuzu cheesecake and Japanese garden tartlets, mochi ice cream and traditional custard dorayaki with strawberry compote. Priced at £19 per person - served with a choice of Japanese teas and infusions as standard – such as delicately fragrant jasmine or the sweet and nutty notes of genmaicha – green tea with toasted brown rice. Or why not explore our range of additional drinks packages.
    Vegetarian Japanese Afternoon Tea photo

What 14 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Best Overall

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Best Food

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Best Ambience

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Best Value

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Great for brunch

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Good for business meals

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Good for business meals

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Child-friendly

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Healthy

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Hot spot

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Romantic

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Good for special occasions

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Lively

  • Cambridge

    Best Overall

  • Cambridge

    Best Food

  • Cambridge

    Best Service

  • Cambridge

    Best Ambience

  • Cambridge

    Best Value

  • Cambridge

    Great for brunch

  • Cambridge

    Good for business meals

  • Cambridge

    Good for business meals

  • Cambridge

    Child-friendly

  • Cambridge

    Healthy

  • Cambridge

    Hot spot

  • Cambridge

    Good for special occasions

  • Cambridge

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Cambridge

    Lively

14 Reviews
  1. amberh

    Salt Lake City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such delicious food! The appetizers were amazing and the sushi was so fresh and fantastic. Wish we lived closer and could go every week.

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  2. Eugene

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall the venue was great, food was excellent and service was great. To the totally enjoyed our meal there and the sushi was fresh and delicious.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant! Great food Beautiful location Friendly staff Excellent value for money

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food in a beautiful setting. Great choice of dishes, very enjoyable.

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  5. Brian

    Kent

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was a bit nervous having booked for a birthday lunch and then reading some reviews, but I shouldn't have been as everything was great, no long waits and no rush. Good freshly made tasty sushi pleasant staff and a nice setting. Thanks for a successful birthday surprise lunch.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This restaurant is absolutely stunning inside, the decor really is something, there’s clearly been a strong attention to detail when decorating. The food was incredible, really flavoursome and delicious. We will definitely visit again. Prices were reasonable.

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  7. Nana

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Lunch was around £15 and pretty reasonable but others are expensive

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was great but service was very slow , potentially a one off but food took ages to come , we were then rushed to order our mains. Could be great but service needs addressing

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  9. Camretro

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our first time at Kibou and they did not disappoint. We tried their the uramaki (salmon and avacado), wagyu tataki (which was delicious- very expensive though), and another nigiri as starters. Their teriyaki salmon was just right for my liking which was not too sweet and salty. My husband says his chicken katsu curry was really good but he still prefers wagamama's. Their green tea infused creme brulee was interesting (I didn't like it- as don't like green tea) but my daughter loved it. They also brought an extra dessert to celebrate our family birthday. We were in the mirror room. We loved the ambience, will try the oak room next.
    Kibou CambridgeResponded on 13 March 2024
    Thanks very much for this lovely review. We feel so glad you enjoyed your meal at Kibou and we hope to see you very soon. Arigatou!

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  10. DannyB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a really great time, the vibe, food and service were all excellent. I'm not local to the area, but I'd definitely go back.

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Kibou Cambridge is rated 4.6 stars by 14 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

20:30


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Kibou Cambridge

7a Jesus Ln, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB5 8BA

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    We are located on Jesus Lane close to corner with Bridge Street
  • Area
    Cambridge
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 12:00–23:00 Sun 12:00–22:30
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Asian, Sushi
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Public Transit
    The 5, 6, and 8 bus routes pass very close to the restaurant.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Wheelchair Access
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