a moment, a short time, briefly


chotto is a small Japanese cafe with hopes to become a restaurant, Kinome, in 2017.


Here you will find traditional Japanese breakfasts such as ichi-ju-san-sai 【一汁三菜】meaning one soup, three dishes, with dashi maki tamago, charcoal-grilled fish, Akita Komachi rice, miso soup and pickles.

Tamago Kake Gohan【卵かけ御飯】is taken a notch up, with a soft cooked egg nestled amongst shards of nori, bonito flakes and house-made furikake.

And in homage to Tsukiji and the fish markets of Japan, we offer a sashimi don【刺身丼】featuring the freshest fish flown in to us from Mark Eather.

At chotto, our fresh wasabi is grated to order, dashi cooked from scratch, and fish and meat grilled over the slow embers of binchotan (Japanese charcoal).

We use the best seaweed, katsuobushi (bonito) and soy - the foundations of Japanese cuisine - to bring across genuine Japanese flavours.

Our Japanese teas are sourced from Kyoto, ceremonial-grade matcha from Uji, and our matcha and houjicha latte powders are from a third generation tea company in Japan.



chotto accepts walk-ins only.

The entire space can be booked for private functions by arrangement.

We look forward to welcoming you!