New restaurant BAO & BBQ is replacing Koj in Cheltenham

BAO & BBQ is opening on Cheltenham’s Regent Street at the end of March 2021.

A new restaurant is set to open in Cheltenham’s Regent Street, replacing the popular Japanese restaurant Koj.

BAO & BBQ is set to open at 3 Regent Street at the end of March 2021 — the former home of Master Chef star Andrew Kojima’s Koj which closed in September 2020.

The new venue is the brainchild of Cheltenham-based JM Socials, which was created by long-time friends Jay Ahmen and Michael Raphel.

In a teaser on social media, Michael revealed a taste of what to expect when BAO & BBQ opens, including delicious-looking bao buns and sizzling steaks.

The company already owns a number of restaurants in Cheltenham, including Prithvi on Bath Road, Bhoomi Kitchen on Suffolk Road and Holee Cow on Winchcombe Street — which recently launched "virtual vegan restaurant" Holee Cowless.

BAO + BBQ is due to welcome diners in March 2021, with the official opening date yet to be announced.

By Maddy Richards

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Wednesday 03 February 2021

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