As clean-lined as a parallel pair of ebony and ivory chopsticks, Nozomi takes two essential elements – food and music – and intertwines them with burr-free finesse. To dine here is to dine at one of Birmingham’s top-flight restaurants, Japanese or otherwise; what’s on offer is a lifestyle experience like no other in the city. Whether for casual or private dining, arm yourself with a reservation – absolutely necessary – head over the canal from the Jewellery Quarter and take a turn down Fleet Street to explore a menu packed with omakase sushi and sashimi, small Japanese dishes, dumplings, tempura, succulent robata chargrilled options, and premium wagyu beef steaks.
It seems that every time you book a table at Nozomi you’re fresh to the experience. On any given afternoon or night you can expect to eat and drink against a backdrop of live music and entertainment in the restaurant’s sleek, palatial premises down Fleet Street, perfectly positioned between the Jewellery Quarter and Birmingham city centre. Then of course there’s the opportunity to snatch the attention of Nozomi’s expert chefs and waitstaff away from the madding crowd and treat you and your party to a luxurious private dining session. Either way, you’ll find the crisp and clear menu at Nozomi often changed up – this is the kind of restaurant where cuisine meets curation.
Starting with sushi, you can take your pick of tuna loin akami, sea bass suzuki, wagyu nigiri with sweet yakitori and much more, paying per perfectly crafted piece, or – as we like it and recommend to anyone looking for a blind introduction to Nozomi – you can opt for the chef’s selections, omakase ‘surprise me’ style. The sushi counter also keeps busy, turning out half and whole temaki and maki rolls packed with even more exotic ingredients. From there you’ve got wagyu dumplings, Canadian lobster tempura, robata-grilled mandarin- and ponzu-marinated spring chicken and seafood plenty, plus 9-point marbled Japanese wagyu beef for Birmingham’s premium steak lovers. Undoubtedly one of the second city’s hottest restaurants, it would be unwise to make your way to Nozomi’s Jewellery Quarter HQ without an amply advanced table booking.
A beautiful intimate restaurant. Food was amazing- so flavoursome. The service was en point. The waitress serving us was relatively new but was confident in the information she provided. We shall be revisiting very soon.
Food & service was excellent! We went here for our first wedding anniversary & would highly recommend it to any one else. The courtyard was a great space to sit outdoors too.
Excellent scenery, amazing food and spot-on customer service. All in all, extremely enjoyed ourselve. I definitely intend to go back & would recommend anyone who loves Japanese food to give it a go. 🙏🏽👍🏾👅
Good quality food, lamb cutlets are excellent, first class service, everything is so clean..top restaurant. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone you won't be disappointed, let's hope they keep up the high standards they have set..
Pleasant, attentive staff and well appointed, upscale environment greet you at Nozomi along with a very expansive (and expensive!) menu. The sushi was fresh and well crafted in the traditional style but the other dishes we tried were very average to insipid for the prices being charged. We would go back for the sushi but didn't feel much else was particularly good value. Nozomi would benefit from paring down it's ungainly menu and producing a smaller number of higher quality dishes and specials.
I was extremely disappointed. I felt that the portion of food being offered was meagre and had been deliberately cut down as it was was a response to a pre-paid offer. For example there were three prawns - in other words one and a half each, three squid balls again one and a half each. No wagyu as stated in the menu.The suishi was ok two portions each. The sweets were not as in the menu - only one small cheesecake and one small panna cotta (instead of a chocolate truffle) and one scoop of sorbet between two people. The prawns could have been purchased in a supermarket and the squid balls seemed to be mainly rice. All in all very disappointing and poor value for money.
The sushi was very average. When we arrived the restaurant was virtually empty. We had a reservation at 8:30 PM however the next two hours were just spent by the staff trying to hurry us up for our food so that they could leave early. At around 10 o'clock they bought our bill without us even asking for it. The staff then turned all the music off in the restaurant and virtually disappeared at around 10:20, which despite being a weeknight is still very early especially when you're paying £150 for two. The management need to seriously look at the attitude of the staff who despite being pleasant and courteous, their behaviour mere showed that they were wanting to leave as soon as possible even if that meant forcing their customers out. Won't be going back again.
Excellent place, staff are so attentive to your needs. Food was excellent. Cocktails where also amazing x I would defiantly return to nozomi. Recommendation - black god maki sushi is the best thing I've ever tasted ! Please try this x
Excellent food, service was great. The restaurant was not busy when we went which was great as we were celebrating a birthday and got all the attention we needed. Chic decor. Chic food. A definite feel good restaurant.
Really lovely service from everyone. The food was also great. The black cod tempura maki and wagyu nikuman will live long in the memory. We only knocked a point off because it was too dark and the food deserved better.