Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is one of the many sushi restaurants in Napoli’s posh quarter Chiaia. It is a sister restaurant of Jap One, one of the best Japanese restaurants in town, and caters to the trendy crowd with a chic and modern interior design with a large cocktail bar and a lounge on the lower level. The restaurant servers traditional Japanese cuisine with a above average range of fish to choose from.
On a slow Sunday night, I went there with a friend for a light dinner. After some edamame and surprisingly tasty gyoza, we had a moriawase sashimi plate with ikura (salmon roe), hamachi (yellowtail), sake (salmon), hotategai (scallop), ebi (shrimp), suzuki (sea bass), aji (mackerel) and ibodai (butterfish). The ebi, aji and hotategai were of absolut amazing taste and the overall quality of the fish was very food. Unfortunately, the sushi bar could not offer any tuna sashimi, which was a little disappointing. It is one of the few restaurants that actually has toro on the menu, so we were hoping for some fatty tuna delights. We decided to have some unagi (freshwater eel) as sashimi and nigiri and it was outstanding. The tako (ocptous) nigiri was just average.
Sushi Guide Verdict
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is an upscale restaurant compared to most other options in the area. It ranks among the best sushi restaurants in Napoli in my opinion but lacks some elements to make it to the top of the list. The atmosphere is hip but also rather cold and unwelcoming. Especially the music playlist did not match the overall experience. The menu options are good but could be more extensive. The fish taste and quality is very good and the drink menu offers many options for a nice night out. The service team is friendly and forthcoming and made our dinner are nice experience.
Review date: September 23, 2018