Opening Times
Tuesday – Wednesday6pm –9:30pm
Thursday – Saturday6pm – 10:45pm
Sunday12:30pm – 9pm
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01273 777988
48 Preston St, Brighton BN1 2HP
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Why we love it

Relatively new to the Brighton foodie scene is Kujira, a modern Japanese ‘izakaya’ specializing in Robata and cocktails.

A ‘Robata’ is a grill restaurant that uses a slow burning wood or coal technique without live flames to produce a rich, intense flavour unlike any other. Kujira is the perfect place to come with friends for Japanese style sharing plates and some of the best cocktails in the city. There are plenty of veggie, vegan and gluten-free dishes available and the impressive cocktail list has been curated by their in-house mixologist and utilises homemade botanicals, syrups, garnishes and flavours.

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Absolutely amazing food, the cocktails are masterfully crafted and the staff are super friendly. Really nice, modern interior that feels classy but not overly stuffy. Nothing but good thing to say!


Really exceptional cocktail masterclass, amazing value for money and really makes you appreciate the craft and ingredients that goes into any Kujira cocktail. Highly recommended!


Absolutely delicious food! Really impressed by everything, especially the sake, which they offered to let us taste a few before ordering. The sweet potato chips are immense and the pork belly main was to die for!! It was a quiet evening but service was top notch. Worth noting that VAT is added extra at the end (including on the wriggle deal) so bear that in mind.


Amazing service, food was great, portions are a little smaller than you might expect, but that said they're really filling :)


Modern Japanese restaurant with a twist! The food was good in a well done up restaurant with very knowledgeable staff! Would highly recommend the scallops but everything in general was tasty. Their menu also details more than the average allergens which is great if you have any dietary requirements and a nice touch on top of everything else. Thanks for a lovely evening :)


Fantastic Japanese cuisine, wonderful drinks. Highly recommend.