KIBŌ is a restaurant in Valencia that offers a unique gastronomic experience which combines Japanese and Mediterranean cuisine. The word “KIBŌ” translates as hope in Japanese, and reflects the philosophy of the place: to seek happiness in all aspects of life. During the pandemic, in 2020, Yayi and Álvaro managed to found the restaurant, and since then it has become a cosy place where diners can enjoy homemade dishes made with high quality ingredients. If you peek through the window of the street C/Antonio Suarez, 15, you’ll see Alvaro in the dining room, with an attentive character, and a little further along will be Yayi, whose true passion lies in the kitchen. They both knew how to trust and withstand time, making ‘Kibo’ a song of hope.
Kibo prides itself on merging Japanese and Mediterranean culinary traditions and offers dishes such as gyozas, scallop usuzukuri with truffle, and kabayaki eel uramaki. Kibo’s team strives to maintain balance and elegance in their dishes, and they aim to please every single customer. Moreover, Kibo has introduced new traditions in their restaurant, such as monthly sake tastings and Tsukimi celebrations, where the first full moon of autumn is acclaimed. With transparency, quality, and passion, Kibo shines like the “Japan of the Mediterranean.”
Report by Carlos Catalán Ruz
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