We first visited Kitschen with Marilena in early 2022. “A cool new Asian place in Piraeus, where there are hardly any truly cool new places to be found! We have to try it!” I was so inspired by visiting it, it actually made me start learning Japanese (yes, really – I realized on the spot that I really wanted to learn how to read these cryptic ideograms and actually order in Japanese one day).
Nestled in a quiet, perfectly ordinary sidestreet practically next to the busy cruise ship terminal in the port, Kitschen’s mysterious location is part of its enduring allure.
Once you enter, you will be amazed by the Japanese-cool decoration, especially by the huge blue mural with the 3D elements and the pink circle. The sign over the bar was custom ordered from Japan, as the owners wanted to make extra sure that the coolness would be authentic. And to be honest, I can’t imagine that a trendy, creative izakaya in Tokyo or Seoul could get the flavors and the style down much better than they do in Kitschen.
The cauliflower tempura has made fans of people who hate cauliflower – we always get it and never get enough of it. Likewise the kimchi. You should also try the spicy edamame. Get a cocktail, a main dish with fish (don’t sleep on their daily fish specials), meat, and some sushi to share – congratulations, you’ve just created the perfect evening for yourself. Enjoy.
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