New Tokyo-inspired bar to open on Bristol's harbourside

by Millie McDermott

18 April 2019

Wapping Wharf welcomes Seven Lucky Gods, a new Japanese fusion restaurant opening this May

Cargo 2’s newest resident shall be a West Country incarnation of the izakaya bars of Japan – relaxed pub-like venues serving drinks and small plates.

This 80-seater, Asian-inspired restaurant takes its name, Seven Lucky Gods, from Japanese mythology, and is the latest venture from Nathan Lee, Jason Mead and Kevin Stokes, the trio behind popular local venues such as Hyde and Co, The Ox restaurants and Pata Negra.

The menu is being developed by Todd Francis, group executive, and promises Japanese-style tapas, freshly made sushi and colourful bento boxes – all of which can be enjoyed to eat in or take away.

If a drink is what you’re after, then choose from the selection of cocktails inspired by the Japanese gods of fortune, as well as ice cold Asahi on tap and a range of wines. If – fingers crossed – we get some sun this summer, you can enjoy the aforementioned refreshments on the decent-sized (there’s space for 30), which is shared with fellow izakaya bar, Woky Ko: Kaiju.

Co-founder Nathan Lee says, “We wanted to create somewhere where people can drop in all day, be it for a quick takeaway lunch, drinks and a snack after work or to make an evening out of it and really get stuck into the menu, and we loved the laid-back approach to drinking and dining which you can find in the izakaya bars of Japan, so we can’t wait to bring our take on this to Bristol.”

Seven Lucky Gods will open this May – keep an eye on their social channels for updates.