Experience the epitome of exclusivity.

Our private dining room is a  unique secluded room within the KōL Izakhaya Restaurant where you can enjoy a dining experience with a select number of guests away from the main restaurant. 

It is designed to host intimate dining events, personal or business-related, with smaller groups of people, 20-22 guests.

Booking our separate dining room offers a great way of enjoying valuable time with friends and family in a relaxed, calm environment or team building with colleagues.

An exciting selection of carefully curated set menus are offered as well as spectacular service and in-depth explanation of the intricate flavours of Japan.

  • Our private dining room comfortably seats 20 or 22 at a slight squeeze
  • We do require a holding deposit of R8000 to take the room out of circulation for your requested date and time , however it does go toward your bill at the end of the evening, it is our minimum spend for the room 
  • We also require a set menu to be in place, we have an excellent selection of carefully curated set menus as well as an exciting selection of cocktails to choose from.
  • No teen parties allowed during dinner sittings
  • Lunch bookings : 12h00 – 16h30, Dinner bookings : 17h30 -10h45 
  • Terms & Conditions acceptance document needed , signed and sent back
  • Bluetooth speaker is available
  • Customers may do décor and bring flowers
  • R200 cakage fee
  • Corkage Fee: Champagne – R450, International Wine – R250, Local Wine – R200, MCC – R200. Only champagne, wine and MCC that are not featured on our Beverage Menu shall be permitted.
  • Fully functional 42” TV with HDMI and USB capability for presentations.


For our private dining room.

For regular bookings, please book via Dineplan, here

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.