Kaito began as an upstairs izakaya to accompany the stellar sushi restaurant of the same name. But, over time, the bar grew into a constellation of its own. Drawing inspiration from Japan’s fabled ‘kaito’ or female pearl divers, bar manager Claudia Cabrera’s all-woman bar team is mixing up one-of-a-kind Japanese inflected cocktails… and loving every minute. Here, the staff strives to ensure that their guests enjoy the experience as much as they do. Sure, there’s an amazing sake collection and an impressive highball list. But Kaito prefers to honour the Japan of post-punk, kawaii cuteness and maneki-neko, the lucky cat that populates the bustling concrete space serving as the bar’s mascot. Kaito is about creativity and joy. Both are evident in signature drinks like the Godzilla (gin, sake, wasabi syrup, lemon and lemongrass) and Pikachu (mezcal, sake, sherry, wasabi, pineapple, lemon, garnished with a fortune cookie).