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Kusaki

4.6
4.6
451 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

22:00


Booked 15 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Vegan, Japanese, Asian

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 12:00–23:00 Sun 12:00–21:00

  • 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 451 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

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    Good Vegetarian Options

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    Best Overall

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    Best Food

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    Best Ambience

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    Best Value

  • Brighton

    Fit for Foodies

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    Healthy

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    Neighbourhood Gem

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    Special Occasions

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    Good Vegetarian Options

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  1. M

    Mandy

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food. Great restaurant, fabulous service. Small criticism is the choice of music but it wasn’t loud so it was ok. Not the cheapest place to eat but the food is great quality and different and it’s a really interesting place to eat.
  2. DB

    DawnB

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place, especially the cocktails! Usually a meat eater but don’t miss it all with their fabulous menu
  3. HS

    HelenS

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, really fresh and great quality, really nice friendly staff. We enjoyed trying lots of plates.
  4. P

    Pierv

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Creative and very tasty dishes made this a memorable experience
  5. D

    Daisyc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding and inventive Japanese inspired food. So impressed that it is all vegan too. Can’t wait to go again.
  6. ET

    EstelleT

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very lovely evening yesterday at Kusaki. Delicious food as always. The only thing maybe: the rice portion served with the curries could be a bit bigger. Staff were friendly and efficient. Ice creams were delicious! Thanks
  7. KT

    KeeleyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful food, great atmosphere. Absolutely loved it.
  8. B

    Bessie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very enjoyable experience and delighted to try some very different dishes. The watermelon steak in particular is a stroke of genius!
  9. SD

    SarahD

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and wine and a lovely vibe. Service was great. We loved it.
  10. TP

    TaniaP

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We loved everything we ate at Kusaki. The service and attention was excellent. However, we all thought most of the dishes were too small and they could be more generous with portions. The main dishes left us wanting more and my dessert, the deconstructed crumble, hardly had any crumble. This is a shame as the food is delicious and the staff there are excellent.
  11. M

    Matt

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food. Incredible cocktails. Currently our favourite food in Brighton.
  12. RR

    RachelR

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved this! Will definitely be returning. Food was outstanding
  13. HT

    HelaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely stunning and the staff were fabulous!
  14. EC

    EimearC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a brilliant night. Brillant atmosphere and staff. Outstanding food!! Can't wait to visit again.
  15. MG

    MarcusG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food tasted amazing, and the service was great. I am a sushi lover and was concerned I wouldn’t enjoy the vegan alternative, I didn’t hardly notice I was eating a vegan meal the flavours were excellent.
  16. KC

    KevinC

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place and I was gutted I couldn't eat all the food! Lovely friendly staff and we left the place feeling really happy :) Can't wait to go back!
  17. HB

    HannahB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meals which as actually not too expensive but fantastic taste and atmosphere. Service was friendly and spot on. Can’t wait to go back
  18. AL

    AnthonyL

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing! Best meal that I’ve had in a long time. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for an amazing meal.
  19. l

    luciem

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and fully plant based which is always a joy.
  20. J

    Joen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was really delicious! Every plate we had was exceptional. Would highly recommend this place.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Really good food, service slightly slow, but lovely staff, chilled atmosphere. Will definitely be coming back!
  22. JB

    JonnyB

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food and amazing cocktails. Lovely classy stylish interior and great value for money.
  23. R

    Ruben

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    Went here for our anniversary, made a reservation with a specific note to be seated somewhere quietly. We were seated in the bar area of the restaurant, next to the toilets, instead of the nicer 'dining' area of the restaurant (where walk-ins were seated). I could barely hear my partner speak over the toilets and bar mixing. Food was okay, nothing special, but it was overpriced with tiny portions. My 3 courses came 10 minutes before my partner's courses.
  24. J

    Jack

    Brighton

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall1food2service4ambience1
    Food was lacking in flavour. It tried too hard to be something but missed out on the basic bits. Didn’t quite work
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience
  26. L

    Lovebrunch

    London

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    Sadly, our experience at Kusaki was mediocre at best. Maybe we caught them on a bad day…. I personally had high hopes in the knowledge that it was part of the same group as Wolfox and Food For Friends. However,despite the place being virtually empty (only two tables, we were the third) the customer service was non existent. The only person working that day was not to be seen, eventually she came out of the kitchen. They were not ready for us even though I had gone through the trouble of booking weeks in advance. We were seated at the worst table possible. In a corner by the kitchen door rather than somewhere brighter and nicer in the empty restaurant. The only person working told us there will be a wait for the food because they had a walk in table!!! Bizarre, did I mention there were only two tables occupied with two people on each and we were the third? She seemed preoccupied and rushed and not that interested. The food was well presented however the sushi rice needed another 10 minutes on the hob. It’s Ok for the cucumber to be crunchy, not the rice. The tempura vegetables were the best. Portion sizes in relation to prices is not great. Overall, regarding the food, you’d get far tastier, properly cooked and actually filling portions at Happy Maki. Kusaki is meant to be a more formal dining experience, but it was overpriced and underwhelming. The atmosphere was non existent, just like the staff. It was cold, the music was too loud and the choice grating. We would have preferred to listen to someone scratching a chalk board. The place has potential and maybe more suited to exist in a busier location. I wouldn’t go out of my way to go there again and I would recommend with caution. I liked the space and the decor, the crockery, glasses and napkins were very pretty. But, I came to eat not to admire the interior design. If Kusaki don’t up their game I doubt they’ll last long.Not enough characters to mention the cheese cake. Deconstructed! What a con! Skip that
  27. E

    Expat68

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Beautifully presented and delicious plant-based Japanese food and great cocktails. Wonderful service. A new Brighton gem.
  28. C

    Collette

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    So impressed with everything at Kusaki from the minute we got there. Each dish was delicious and so beautifully presented and a special mention goes to the Kaizen cocktail, gyoza, pistachio gelato and the brownie - the best I’ve ever had. Whether you’re plant-based or not it’s a must to visit.
  29. y

    yourbiggestflan

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant food, cocktails and service. Amazing flavours.
  30. L

    Lucy

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really cute place, excellent food and great value for money. Service was friendly and helpful and had a lovely experience here x
  31. A

    Anon

    Brighton

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    Good food but service could have been a lot better. We fed back and this was well received and apology offered.
  32. OS

    OliS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and ambiente. The food was outstanding and the service as well. Loved everything of it. Would love to go again
  33. TG

    TorG

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience2
    Great food but the service was slow and inattentive even though we were there fairly early when they weren't very busy
  34. G

    Groucho

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    lovely, creatie, healthy, warm Dooooooooooooooooooo gooooooooooooooooooooooooo
  35. AP

    AronP

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food in a very pleasant ambiance.
  36. R

    Rosie

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There were three of us for lunch so we were able to sample lots of the dishes and they were all delicious. The service was excellent and friendly. We will definitely be back to try the dinner menu. Venue is delightful too.
  37. RO

    RaccoonOnHoliday

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious. My favorites were the oyster mushrooms, cocktails, and both the mango and vanilla gelato. The ambience is wonderful, and the staff is super nice and attentive.
  38. K

    Kier

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, service and atmosphere! The bao buns and miso brownie were exceptionally delicious.
  39. RD

    RosalindD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the best dining experience we have had for a long time. The food is incredible. Every dish we had was so tasty. But even more than that the whole experience was a joy. The staff arre so welcoming, friendly, calm and respectful. The ambience was perfect and the setting clean, spare and attractive. Made my daughter's 18th birthday a memorable occasion. Thank you Kusaki!
  40. JS

    JennyS

    Brighton

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely delicious. It is so wonderful to be able to go to an all-vegan restaurant.

FAQs

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

Kusaki is rated 4.6 stars by 451 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

22:00


Booked 15 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 12:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 12:00–23:00 Sun 12:00–21:00

  • 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, Takeaway, 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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