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About Karaage

KARAAGE, pronounced "Ka-raa-geh" is traditional Japanese fried chicken, dating as far back as the 1920'S.


Now you can try its true taste in the UK's first Karaage restaurant.

Japanese
Fried Chicken

Fried chicken history is deeply rooted to Japanese culture and heritage.

As honourable fried chicken enthusiast you must learn that it was Japan who invented this wildly-popular concept, not the likes of the USA and other well-known fast-food chains.
Time for some clarity, as the samurai code of conduct commands. I, Bushi Bird, will now talk you through the rich history of Karaage.

History
of karaage

1920

Karaage makes its first appearance by the Toyoken restaurant in Beppu, Japan.

1945

Post WWII food crisis. Government announces more poultry farms and chicken dishes increase; Karaage being one of them.

1963

The age of broilers, ideal for making Karaage. Imported from the West and giving the Japanese economy a boost.

Karaage
in the modern
world

1974

The famous launch of Nisshin’s Karaage Flour. By now, the concept of fried Chicken has been widely adopted by the USA.

1986

Leading Japanese favourite, Karaage-Kun (bite-sized Karaage) is launched.

PRESENT

Over 1400 Karaage restaurants across the nation, increasingly popularised in the West.

Inspired
by Japanese
traditions

ARE YOU READY FOR THE UK’S FIRST KARAAGE RESTAURANT?

Now you’ve learned the way of the warriors, (and the real history of fried chicken), it’s finally time to taste those deeply-rooted Japanese flavours, in all their crunchiest glory! Karaage is the first restaurant of its kind in the UK… So, bring your boldest appetites, you won’t be disappointed.

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FAQ

When did Japanese fried chicken originate?

In the 1920'S

How is Karaage pronounced?

Ka-raa-geh is a pretty accurate pronunciation

What are the basic steps of preparing karaage?

First, the fresh chicken is marinated in a traditional mix of ingredients. Then, it's coated in a unique breading with wheat and potato starch. And finally, deep-fried until crispy.

Are there any other Karaage restaurants in the UK?

No! This is the UK's first Karaage restaurant.

Do you serve sushi?

No, we don't. Japanese food is much more than sushi. Time to explore!