Kikko Bā, Vienna

Kikko Bā Photo: Sandra Jedliczka

Kikko Bā, Text: Nina Prehofer

Life expectancy in Japan is remarkably high, and that could have something to do with Japanese cuisine. Luckily it’s also possible to enjoy delicious Japanese food outside of Japan.

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How could you possibly imagine Vienna without Japanese restaurant Mochi? For many years, it has delighted the taste buds of its guests, and tables are still highly sought after – the Falter newspaper recommends visiting out of peak times. But there’s good news – the Mochi has now introduced a new member of the family!

Kikko Bā

With the opening of Kikko Bā, the restaurant’s own Kikko sake, which has long been a regular on the menu of the original restaurant, has found a new home in the Fourth District of the city.

Head chef Simon Kotvojs

The sake and wine bar, which also offers a varying selection of snacks and natural wines from around the world, was originally planned as a pop-up, but it’s now been decided that it’s here to stay.

Creative Japanese fusion dishes are whipped up in a tiny kitchen, including the ever-popular sandos (top-notch Japanese sandwiches), crispy fried octopus with mojo rojo made out of grilled peppers, garlic and olive oil, and particularly spicy patatas bravas: potatoes that are crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside, and accompanied by Japanese curry sauce and mayo.

Patatas Bravas

Patatas Bravas

Finally, you can wash it all down with carefully selected natural wines, perfectly mixed drinks, beer or sake.

Photos: Sandra Jedliczka