Kusaki

4.6
251 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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vipLydiaFD
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both left saying we couldn’t think of a better meal we’d ever eaten. Would highly recommend when visiting, fabulous service, amazing value for money and the food really was incredible. Lovely atmosphere too - we sat at the ‘bar’ and felt like this enhanced our experience too.

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Roo65
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This was the second time I’d been and the food was just as good this time. Lots of choice, beautifully presented and lovely flavours. The service was friendly but slow. They ran out of several items; there were no mocktails after our first round of drinks for example. Other than that, it was a nice evening and the food was delicious.

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David
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, drinks and service. Only 2 people seemed to be serving and they did an amazing job.

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was lovely! The service was great. Food was delicious. Few issues with a mistake with the computer not sending are order through. But the team dealt with it so well. So absolutely no hard feelings there. Can’t wait to come again. :)

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Pippy
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent tasty light food and well made cocktails. Perfect temperature to sit and and we’ll laid out. Ambience low key and good lighting

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JasmineH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing meal and wonderful drinks and staff. Can’t wait to come back!

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JBLewes
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really enjoyed our first experience of Kusaki. We chose a mixture of nibbles, small plates to begin with, all of these were full of flavour, served hot and accompanied with delicious dipping sauces. Next, one of our party enjoyed the Ramen noodles and liked the freshness but had to take out the chillies to suit their palate (easy to do) and we shared a sharing platter of sushi for the table as a main. As vegetarians we really appreciated the restaurant's plant based ethos and effort to make the menu inviting and cook using a range of styles from tempura to raw pickles. This made for an exciting mix of plates, both hot and cold.
The cocktails are strongly recommended, different and mixed well.
Will definitely visit again and were very happy with the service and felt the pricing fair.

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GeorgeR
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for a leaving celebration with my family and it was perfect! Incredible food, wine and cocktails, lovely staff and a great feel to the space. A lot of passion and thought has obviously gone into this place and it pays off! Highly recommend.

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Stef
Brighton
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly staff, lovely venue - highly recommend!

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Heckety
Brighton
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food is excellent, and the staff are knowledgeable about the ingredients. Gluten free options are readily available. Service was a little slow, given that it was not busy, but very friendly.

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HannahM
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a lovely evening here, beautiful food, really friendly service and the perfect atmosphere for chatting without having to shout but not so quiet you feel like you’re disturbing everyone else. Will definitely be going back.

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NatalieA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Went for lunch and it was SO good. I’ve been waiting to eat here for a while and I was NOT disappointed

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EmmaC
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at Kusaki... I loved it! Delicious food, really friendly staff and laid back vibe. Highly recommended!

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DebbieM
London
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely to be in a full restaurant during the first week in January.
Very tasty food, the yuzu cocktail was amazing!!!!

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BooBN1
Brighton
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply delicious food, lovely ambience and brilliant staff.

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RenataS
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic, the atmosphere was very peaceful and relaxing. Loved it and will go again

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Matteo
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! From the moment we walked in to the Bill. The ambient was great with mild lighting and music, service was excellent and the food was really really good! Tempura and Bao Buns 10/10, did not enjoy the ramen but that’s personal taste. Overall 10/10

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HARRYS
Brighton
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Very nice food, atmosphere, and service. The lychee tarte tatin is wonderful.

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laurent
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been wanting to try this place for a while, and it exceeded expectations. The atmosphere was fun and buzzy without being too much. The service was great, lovely staff who were keen to help with ordering and keep food and drinks topped up. The food was delicious and came out quickly. The gyozas were the star for me 🌟 The meal was very well priced, I was expecting a higher bill than we got considering we were enjoying cocktails too. Can't wait to come back

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely interior design, great service and a really good selection of dishes. I’m not vegan / veggie but really enjoyed it and will be a regular.

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ChrisV
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding, though the toilet was a bit messy.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time visiting and everything was perfect. The staff were helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. The food was incredible.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my partner had been looking forward to visiting this place since it opened its doors. We managed to book a table at the bar the day before New Year’s Eve. The staff were so friendly the cocktails were sublime and they even threw in a free glass of bubbly! Everything we had from the menu was delicious. Really top vegan menu!!

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The interior and the whole menu is work of art. I'm in love, such a happy place to visit and come back!

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DomR
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Truly exceeded any expectation. Even as a ‘traditional’ sushi fan these vegan servings flooded with taste and the ambience and service was an 11 out of 10!

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NoNickname
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

My son really wanted to book here for his birthday. He’s a vegetarian and loves Japanese food and culture. He did enjoy it, but his two younger siblings didn’t. All the dishes were made with hot chillis - even those that didn’t mention that in the menu description. The service was very slow and we had to ask for simple things like our drinks order more than once before anything was brought to the table. All in all, it was an experience and my son enjoyed it. My husband and I probably wouldn’t go back. And it’s definitely not a place to take hungry younger children.

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Erika
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

This was the worst experience I’ve had eating out in a while.

Get this, for a Japanese restaurant they were out of sake and ANY dish with rice! I asked the waitress to clarify, she said that indeed they were out of rice for the evening. WHAT???

The starters took ages to arrive, my partner had to ask 3 times for his drink, the soy sauce pot was completely empty, they added dishes onto the bill that we never asked for or had.

Aside from the decor which is beautiful this place is a joke, a con, avoid it at all cost.

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Shep
Brighton
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

great food and setting - didn't even realise it was Vega first time we came! So good we've been back 3 more times already. A great find for any Vegan or non vegan!

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DanielS
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Service was great. Not a single word of complaint. 100 recommend this place!

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MelM
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious plant-based Japanese food in wonderful surroundings. Highly recommended. We will definitely be back!

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Gill
Brighton
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good choice of dishes and the service was excellent

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DaveB
West Sussex
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a very tasty dinner at Kusaki
Service was excellent and ambience really good to

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KateM
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautifully created, delicious dishes of food which had us salivating all evening. A wonderful gastronomic experience

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LisaV
London
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a non vegan, I really couldn’t imagine an exciting or enjoyable Japanese cuisine without fish. But it was excellent in every aspect. The tempura batter was probably the best I have ever eaten. Unmissable culinary experience for all- portions are not microscopic , as they sometimes tend to be, and and prices reasonable.

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ConnorS
Brighton
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just wow... incredible food, great service. We ate and drank ourselves silly. Would highly recommend!

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StuartL
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Beautiful space, great service and amazing food. Had a fantastic birthday lunch despite being the only people dining on a Thursday lunchtime. Really hope this place survives Covid, great to have such a top vegan option in Brighton.

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ChristopherP
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food. Would definitely recommend to a friend

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KurtisM
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food and drink at Kusaki was amazing. As it was our anniversary we were given a free glass of bubbly. Service was fantastic.

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nadiner
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious and beautifully presented food. Would definitely recommend and come back.

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AazazR
London
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely plant based food, friendly staff and great location!!

FAQs

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

Kusaki is rated 4.6 stars by 251 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.