Meaning 'corner' in Persian, Koocha is a little splash of Middle Eastern sunshine in the heart of Zetland.
One of Bristol's most hotly anticipated openings, Koocha serve up food that will, quite simply, make you happy. What kind of food, we hear you cry? Well, it's colourful, it's perfect for sharing, it's inspired by the tongue tantalisingly bold and vibrant flavours of the Middle East, and it's plant-based. Don't get it twisted, though: Koocha isn't just for vegans – no siree. Even the most ardently carnivorous meat eater will be diving greedily into Koocha's small plates, competing to get the last veggie fritter.
Koocha's founder Noda grew up in a household that brimmed with the bounty of Persian cuisine, and founded this little gem in Redland as a way to share beloved childhood memories of family feasts with the people of Bristol, as well as to keep the ancient cooking methods of Persian cuisine alive. Traditionally, Persian dishes are laid out in a bountiful spread for everybody to share, helping themselves to a little bit of everything. Here at Wriggle, we're big fans of this communal approach to eating – after all, what could be better than getting to try everything, rather than sticking rigidly to the restrictive, old hat 'starter, main, dessert' framework.
Koocha isn't all about moreish mezze, though; while you're tucking into a groaning table of small plates and sides, be sure to order a signature gin cocktail – fruity, fresh and gutsy, these bad boys are the perfect complement to the bold flavours you'll be getting up close and personal with.
Koocha, we love ya.