Kimura Sushi & Niitome Tempura x Sri panwa ·

Kimura Sushi & Niitome Tempura x Sri panwa

Sri panwa proudly welcomes master Chef Koji Kimura of 2 Michelin star Kimura Sushi and Chef Shuji Niitome of Niitome Tempura for an exclusive pop-up on the 3rd – 5th of May. The famed chefs will be taking over Baba IKI at Sri panwa at the same time, serving both omakase and tempura omakase for lunch and dinner.

Sri panwa now welcomes master Chef Koji Kimura and master Chef Niitome for an exclusive pop-up held at Sri panwa’s Baba IKI restaurant on the 3rd to 5th of May. The 2 Michelin star Kimura Sushi is found in the suburbs of Tokyo with the master Chef Koji Kimura behind the reins serving only 9 seats in the iconic counter-based sushi-ya. Alongside him is the highest scored tempura restaurant in Japan by Tabelog, Chef Niitome’s namesake tempura restaurant which is located in the city of Nagoya.

Together, the master chefs will be serving what they both are known for; Chef Kimura has made a name for himself as the “father of aged sushi’ and will be bringing his 2 Michelin star worthy talents to Phuket, while Chef Niitome specializes in tempura seafood, meats, and vegetables, focusing on bringing out the flavors of the ingredients. With two unique restaurants under one roof, serving both lunch and dinner for a limited 3 day pop-up, do not miss the chance to meet & eat with master chef Koji Kimura and master chef Shuji Niitome at Sri panwa this May.

About Chef Koji Kimura

Chef Koji Kimura is a third generation sushi chef with his grandfather running a sushi restaurant in Tokyo to his father later opening Kimura Sushi. Having trained under his father, chef Kimura later sought further experience and training in a tempura restaurant applying at lot of what he learnt into practice today. Referred to as the “father of aged sushi” having perfected the art of aging certain fish, Chef Kimura serves a unique and new style of sushi earning his 2 Michelin star because of it. He is also often influenced by other world chefs and various cuisines, never steering too far from his roots, focusing on serving seasonal ingredients and constantly trying to cultivate a new form of sushi culture that can survive the test of time and trends.

About Kimura Sushi

The 9 seat counter-based Kimura Sushi is located in the suburbs of Tokyo, in Tamagawa Setagaya-ku ward, where a reservation is near to impossible to make. Founded by Chef Koji Kimura himself, the 2 Michelin star restaurant gained world recognition after a few years of being open when he presented a new style of sushi with aged fish and seasonal ingredients. Specializing in serving omakase with hand-picked fresh ingredients, the perfect rice, and aged fish, Kimura Sushi often pairs each set with one-of-a-kind sakes to create an overall experience.

About Chef Shuji Niitome

Opening his very own 10 seat restaurant in 2017 in Nagoya, Japan, master chef Shuji Niitome serves only the very best ingredients, always following whats seasonally available. With practically no additional seasoning, tempura at Niitome Tempura is all about precision, quality, and technique in order to highlight the genuine flavors of the ingredients. Voted as the highest scored tempura restaurant in Japan by Tabelog, Niitome Tempura and its chef live by the philosophy that: Tempura Is The Tribune.

About Sri panwa

Sri panwa is one of the world-renowned top 5 star resorts in the whole of Thailand, perched high atop Cape Panwa and commanding breathtaking views of the South-eastern tip of Phuket island. Nestled within 40 acres of lush, tropical surroundings and offering accommodation of the highest quality, maximum privacy. All aspects of Sri panwa offer panoramic ocean views, while some boast full uninterrupted 300 degree ocean views. The hotel effortlessly embraces the essence of Tropical Contemporary design by integrating its natural jungle and ocean surroundings with the modern comforts of luxury living.

Kimura Sushi & Niitome Tempura Pop-Up

3rd – 5th of May exclusively at Baba IKI, Sri panwa

Omakase for THB 12,000++ per person

Tempura Omakase for THB 8,000++ per person

Reservations Only

For inquiries, please call: +66 76 371 008, or email:


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