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Lower Ground Floor, 18 Regent Street, Cheltenham GL50 1HE, England
+44 1242 300161
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sushi” (148 reviews)
“bento box” (24 reviews)
“gyoza” (15 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Lower Ground Floor, 18 Regent Street, Cheltenham GL50 1HE, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We try and come at least once a month to KIBOUsushi to get our fix of sushi, sashimi and our absolute family favourite, soft-shell crab tempura, which is out of this world (although there are also many other exciting things on offer to tempt us)....More

Thank AKM100
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I visited while on a trip to Cheltenham; the food was delicious and the staff all super friendly and welcoming. We booked ahead and just as well as the restaurant was full! Tempura prawns and gyoza were amazing and soo fresh, the...More

Thank SmilesGiles82
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with a family member of mine and we ordered a huge variety of sushi. It was all fresh and the presentation of the sushi was very impressive! Food was very tasty and moderately priced - I highly recommend this place

Thank AmalPatel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a cosy restaurant hidden away below street level off Regent Street. While simply furnished with smallish tables, there was a real buzz as the restaurant was full shortly after opening. A table of four Japanese business men provided an air of authenticity to...More

Thank Paul N
Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

Best described as a hidden gem, I too managed to get lost trying to find this restaurant. It is worth the effort, though. They have an expansive menu, inclusive of sushi, noodles and rice dishes; friendly staff; pleasant surroundings; and reasonable prices. The portions were...More

Thank Em B
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

The only decent place to eat good value authentic Japanese food in Cheltenham. Superb as ever. Well done

Thank WorlddTravellerr
SarahFlint, Owner at KIBOUsushi, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

You are very kind, thank you! Happy New Year from us all at KIBOUsushi :-)

Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

We were delighted to book a table for 2 at relatively short notice, particularly as the restaurant had been completely booked out later in the evening. The welcome was warm and the waitresses were excellent, not making us feel rushed at all. Special mention to...More

Thank The_Gastro_Bear
SarahFlint, Owner at KIBOUsushi, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for the kindest of reviews - I have passed your compliments to Rhiannon who is off travelling from next week! All the best to you from the team at KIBOUsushi

Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Make sure you book since it gets busy, unfortunately for me I ordered wrong but my husband thoroughly enjoyed his food. We found the chicken hot dishes far superior to the sushi. I would return if someone really wanted to try it but I wouldn't...More

Thank kins599
SarahFlint, Owner at KIBOUsushi, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello! Thank you very much for your kind review; sorry you felt you may not have ordered the right thing for yourself but I really do hope you will be back soon and we can try again to impress you! Best wishes for a Happy...More

Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

As always fantastic food and great service. This place is consistently excellent. Make sure you book as it is a small place but well worth it.

1  Thank Pete B
SarahFlint, Owner at KIBOUsushi, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2017

Thank you for taking the trouble to write such a positive review; if we are consistently good then I am a happy lady; please come again very soon. Best wishes, Emma

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Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Honestly I can't say enough good things about this restaurant. I have lived in Cheltenham for 10 years and eaten here many times, the food has always been exceptional and is reasonably priced and the staff are very friendly and welcoming. Make sure to book...More

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SarahFlint, Owner at KIBOUsushi, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2017

Thank you, thank you - this sort of write up makes our day - see you again soon. Best wishes, Emma

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Loris B
18 February 2015|
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Response from KIBOUsushi | Property representative |
Hi there, sorry that you couldn't find us; it's not very obvious I'm afraid; we are located in the basement under the chemist called BADHAMS opposite the back of CAVENDISH HOUSE. Hopefully see you soon, KIBOUsushi
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 14 - USD 35
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lower Ground Floor, 18 Regent Street, Cheltenham GL50 1HE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Cheltenham
  • Phone Number: +44 1242 300161
  • E-mail
Established in 2013, KIBOUsushi is Cheltenham's original Japanese Kitchen, Sushi & Ramen Bar, serving delicious, homemade RAMEN, the freshest SUSHI & SASHIMI, TEMPURA, GYOZA, KATSU CURRY, TERIYAKI, UDON, TAKOYAKI and so much more! We also offer a Gluten Free menu and are happy to advise on Vegetarian options. Booking highly recommended as we are very small. We look forward to welcoming you at KIBOUsushi, Cheltenham!
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