ようこそ

Welcome to

Contemporary Japanese

木炭

“KōL”

The Japanese interpretation of the kanji symbol for ‘coal’

ROBATA - SUSHI- MIXOLOGY

ようこそ

Welcome to

Contemporary Japanese

木炭

“KōL”

The Japanese interpretation of the kanji symbol for ‘coal’

ROBATA - SUSHI- MIXOLOGY

THE

NEOLOGY

A coalescence of words, an amalgam of cultures, KōL Izakhaya exists to bring us together. Like our primal attraction to fire, it draws us closer to its energy and sparks connectedness.

Izakaya (居酒屋) (Japanese: [izakaja]) – Vibrant, informal Japanese
taverns where drinks, along with
small, delectable dishes are shared
and enjoyed amongst friends and
colleagues. For casual after-work
gatherings, or any lingering,
lively social occasion.

Khaya (isiZulu) – A collective isiZulu word for ‘home’.

Iza Khaya is a colloquial isiZulu phrase used among friends and family that translates to ‘Welcome Home’.

IZAKAYA

KHAYA

IZAK

H

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KōL Izakhaya

A collective uniqueness, bringing you home to a place where food and drink are shared in a warm and embracing surround.

THE

NEOLOGY

A coalescence of words, an amalgam of cultures, KōL Izakhaya exists to bring us together. Like our primal attraction to fire, it draws us closer to its energy and sparks connectedness.

Izakaya (居酒屋) (Japanese: [izakaja]) – Vibrant, informal Japanese taverns where drinks, along with small, delectable dishes are shared and enjoyed amongst friends and colleagues. For casual after-work gatherings, or any lingering, lively social occasion.

Khaya (isiZulu) – A collective isiZulu word for ‘home’.

Iza Khaya is a colloquial Nguni phrase used among friends and family that translates to ‘Welcome Home’.

IZAKAYA

KHAYA

IZAKHAYA

KōL Izakhaya

A collective uniqueness, bringing you home to a place where food and drink are shared in a warm and embracing surround.

WELCOME HOME

You’re invited to experience the art of cooking over coals, the fuel that fires our flavours and fragrances.

An ancient ritual – over centuries, continents and cultures, it has proven to bring people together, irrespective of their origin.   

A sensory experience, where gastronomy ascends the conscious. 

Opening our doors from lunchtime Tuesday the 19th of October 2021. We look forward to welcoming you!

Hyde Park Corner, Johannesburg,
South Africa
.

WELCOME HOME

You’re invited to experience the art of cooking over coals, the fuel that fires our flavours and fragrances.

An ancient ritual – over centuries, continents and cultures, it has proven to bring people together, irrespective of their origin.   

A sensory experience, where gastronomy ascends the conscious. 

Opening our doors from lunchtime Tuesday the 19th of October 2021. We look forward to welcoming you!

Hyde Park Corner, Johannesburg.

THE

TRILOGY

Three elements that effortlessly intertwine to create a space that brings you into a vibrant theatre of coal-mastery, sushi artistry and masterful mixology.

THE

TRILOGY

Three elements that effortlessly intertwine to create a space that brings you into a vibrant theatre of coal-mastery, sushi artistry and masterful mixology.

A simple description of Binchō-tan is white coal.

In reality though, it ’s so much more…

Impeccable quality and very expensive, Binchō-tan is branch-shaped charcoal traditionally used in Japanese cooking to enhance the flavour experience. Produced through centuries of artisanal skill and craftsmanship, it is the epicentre of our concept and cooking methodology. It is cooking from the absolute source.

Binchō-tan is formed through a meticulous and systematic process of placing high-quality wood in a kiln for five days at around 240ºC, after which the temperature is raised to around 1000ºC. Once fully pyrolyzed, it is taken out and covered in a damp mixture of earth, sand and ash, giving it a ceramic-like form that burns fluorescent.

The result is a literally white-hot charcoal that is pure, emits almost no smoke when burning, infuses food with rare and delicate flavours, and when struck gives off a metallic ring, leading to it being used as wind chimes. Little is actually known about the molecular structure of Binchō-tan, only adding to its wonder and charm.

Binchō-tan is the fuel that fires the flavours and fragrances of KōL Izakhaya.

It is the burning centre of all we do and reminds us to always enhance.