KODO MOSCOW (La Bella Societa)

Japanese restaurant and Sake bar

KKodo, the newest Japanese restaurant and Sake bar in the capital, is located at shopping mall Модный сезон / Podium Market on the 4th floor. This place opened while the gastronomic festival two weeks ago. I had read only positive about the tasting menu, and as a fan of Japanese cuisine, I was very excited if it can keep the standard after that…

(Both pictures of the tasting menu taken by Kodo while the gastronomic festival)

Moscow offers a lot low priced and cheerful sushi restaurants at shopping malls so aims for something little more upmarket.

The brightly lit, spaciously and exotic green planting dining room has a polished, contemporary feel, attracting a more upscale clientele.

The menu features luxe ingredients too, such as wagyu beef, soft shell crab roll (2000rub) or foie gras, all beautifully presented.

But it’s not all decadence here; there are also some standard options like the California roll for 900rub, tempura prawn roll 750rub or tuna tartar for 1200rub.

Compared to other sushi restaurants in the similar or same price range, prices at Kodo are set very high (in my opinion too expensive) and the rolls I had today are worthy of improvement!

A California roll for 900 rubles, I can expect the avocado to be soft and not rock hard!!But maybe that’s only me being picky.

After all, the service was attentive and organised me a new roll.

Service at Kodo was impeccable, but I expect this with these prices.In my opinion, this is a venue more for business lunch or dinner and special occasions.

I will give this place a second chance, but I wouldn’t list it as my favourite Japanese restaurant in town as it’s still worthy of improvement.

Address: Okhotny Ryad, 2

Metro: Okhotny Ryad / Teatral'naya

Phone: +7 495 665 84 73


Picture sources: Own pictures