Koji Restau­rant in In­dia | RESTAU­RANT

Koji, an Asian spe­cialty restau­rant lo­cated on lobby level at Con­rad Pune in In­dia, serves the best of Ja­panese, Chi­nese and Thai Cui­sine in Pune. De­signed by Spin, the renowned Ja­panese In­te­rior De­signer com­pany, this stun­ning restau­rant fea­tures a drama

Upscale Living Magazine - - Content - | BY JY­OTI BALANI

The good look­ing restau­rant serves some of the finest Asian food in the city with a great col­lec­tion of Ja­panese whiskies, Ital­ian wines and sakes. Koji charms with its warm-hued decor which is com­ple­mented by origami el­e­ments in the form of chan­de­liers and wall art. I could not take off my eyes from the gor­geous sake bar­rels that line the wall. Called the ‘Sake Bar­rel Dis­play’, which is in­spired by the ‘Kagami bi­raki’ a Ja­panese cer­e­mony tra­di­tion­ally per­formed to mark happy cel­e­bra­tions, this dis­play is very at­trac­tive and adds a unique el­e­ment to the dé­cor in Koji.

Says Ex­ec­u­tive Chef Pa­van Chen­nam, the man be­hind the suc­cess of food and bev­er­age in Con­rad Pune, “Crown jewel of Con­rad Pune, Koji serves fan­tas­tic Pan Asian food cov­er­ing Ja­panese, Thai and Chi­nese with Chef Hitesh Rai at the helm of the af­fairs and Chef Karma and Chef Ten­zin whip­ping some of the finest Sushis, dim­sums and an ar­ray of other Asian stir fries and cur­ries in town. The mantra of Koji is to serve premium qual­ity in­gre­di­ents and to serve them ab­so­lutely fresh. Our in­gre­di­ents are sourced from the length and breadth of East Asia. Koji also has a fan­tas­tic bev­er­age se­lec­tion of the finest Sakes.”

While in Koji, make sure you try the prawn and chive dumpling with crab sticks and to­biko, Chilean sea bass dumplings, prawn kataifi roll, spicy prawn har­gao and chicken shu­mai with wolf berries. For those who are fond of Ja­panese cui­sine like I am, Koji of­fers ex­pe­ri­ence plat­ters of sushis and sashimis with op­tions for veg­e­tar­ian and non veg­e­tar­ian. The wait­ing staff of­fered that I try a glass of sake along with the food. There is an in­ter­est­ing sec­tion in the Koji menu called Chef’s sig­na­ture Carpac­cio. Koji also has an ex­cel­lent se­lec­tion of desserts to choose from and I was of­fered the tub tim grob which came gar­nished beau­ti­fully with ed­i­ble flow­ers.

Koji is a must visit when in Pune in In­dia ow­ing to the el­e­gant am­bi­ence, great qual­ity of food, in­tox­i­cat­ing drinks, ef­fi­cient ser­vice and a uniquely de­signed menu! Def­i­nitely worth sev­eral vis­its!

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