Popular Nottingham restaurant receives prestigious Michelin honor

One of Nottingham’s most popular restaurants has received a prestigious honor from the acclaimed Michelin Guide. Japanese-inspired Kushi-ya received a Bib Gourmand from the revered food bible.

Tucked away at the end of Cannon Court on Long Row, the little side street restaurant serves sandwiches, small plates, kabobs and desserts with a twist. Favorites include furikake prawn toast, prawn katsu sando, chicken tsukune, and tira-miso, an Asian take on the Italian dessert.

The award celebrates restaurants where diners can get a high-quality meal without paying a premium price. Since its launch in 1997, only one other Nottingham restaurant has held the honour, and that is Iberico World Tapas in High Pavement.

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Kushi-ya chefs Tom Clay, Simon Carlin, Joseph Dalley and Jacob Turton work their magic in a compact open kitchen overlooking the restaurant that seats 33 patrons. As soon as he burst onto the Nottingham food and drink scene after a series of pop-up events, Kushi-ya quickly made his mark and became a favourite.

Kushi-ya, Cannon Court, Nottingham

The restaurant took the crown for best newcomer at the 2019 Nottinghamshire Food and Drink Awards, voted for by patrons and visited by undercover judges. Last year it got the nod from Michelin, earning itself a place in the recommended section of the guide.

There was more applause after a visit from food critic Jay Rayner. He lavished praise on it, lauding it as his restaurant of the year.


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