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Pochi

Contact info

Website: pochigohan.com
Instagram: @pochigohan

Pochi food offering
Jake Davis

Japanese rice bowls with experimental flavours

Flavoursome toppings on a bed of rice: dig into a bowl of home-cooked style Japanese comfort food.

Japanese Soboro rice bowls are lesser-known than some other types of Japanese cuisine, but with a real authentic Japanese taste. 

Using classic techniques and the freshest of ingredients, Pochi serve their bowls with toppings like nasu, fried aubergine marinated in zingy soy-vinegar sauce and sprinkled with sesame; deep fried cauliflower with shiso furikake sprinkles; and buta, soy-ginger pork mince with Japanese mayo. 

All dishes come on a bed of pillowy rice and crunchy tsukemono pickles.

Opening times


Friday: 12 noon – 9pm

Saturday: 11am – 9pm

Sunday: 12 noon – 6pm (or 11am – 9pm when a Bank holiday Monday follows)

Bank holiday Mondays: 12 noon – 6pm 

Fast facts

Run by: Saori

Good to know: Can’t choose? No problem! You can go for half-and-half

Must try: Half buta minced pork and half nasu deep-fried aubergine