Japanese Restaurant & Bar

Restaurant & Bar

About Us

Gochu is an independent family run business founded in 2021. We aim to blend high quality fresh produce, luxurious experience & top-grade service in a space that is comfortable & welcoming. We incorporated the ancient Japanese philosophy of inyo into the concept of Gochu: the delicate balance of two contrasting elements coming together to create something innovative & harmonious, allowing for a deeper appreciation of the other. Gochu explores these aspects during the design process & curation of menu’s. The venue expands over three vastly different light & dark floors, designed to create a new dining experience for each occasion. Our head chef Jake Halliwell-Fletcher brings together contemporary Japanese cooking with modern English techniques to create a unique taste sensation. Our experienced mixologists craft extensive ranges of cocktails with Japanese influence introducing you to something new & exciting.

The first floor dining area has an open-plan kitchen with menu choices that include Sushi, Bao Buns, Ramen and Steaks.

On the top floor there’s a beach-style bar and outdoor terrace with couches, pale woods and lots of greenery.

Our Top Floor Emanates…

a more lively atmosphere for groups & those looking for a vibrant dining experience. It has bright & beachy vibes with a retractable roof that is taken off on warmer nights so that you can enjoy the weather & view of the sunset to its fullest. Our cocktail bar is open for customers to drop in & enjoy some of our delicious signature cocktails such as the Cherry Blossom Martini, Tickled Pink and the Nekuta to name just a few of our most favoured.

The First Floor Is Our Main Restaurant Area

this space encourages more formal, intimate dining experiences centred around couples and small groups. The dark woods and lighting paired with the open plan kitchen creates an atmosphere that heightens the appreciation of the food and personal experience.

The Ground Floor Bar…

is a more private space for dining, it is separate to our first floor and terrace seating and can cater to groups of up to 8. With a bar on this floor it makes the dining experience more relaxed and laid back.

Private Hire

Our terrace is available for private hire – price upon request. When hosting a private event, depending on numbers, we can either do a sit down meal or canapes that can be sent up on platters throughout the evening. Guests are welcome to dress the venue beforehand and can send us a playlist to be played through our sound system. There is the option to use the projector screen on the top floor with any videos/images. Our experienced bartenders can create your very own cocktails based around your favourite flavours or specific themes to give your party that extra special touch.

If you are interested in hiring the whole venue for larger parties please enquire through: booking@gochu.co.uk

Did you know Gochu also does event catering? Find out more at the Gochu Events website www.gochuevents.co.uk

Booking enquiries can also be made on
01253 609877


Opening Times

Monday and Tuesday:

Wednesday to Thursday:
16:30 – 23:30

16:30 – 01:00

16:30 – 01:00

12:00 – 23:30

What’s On

Thursday Terrace Tunes

If you find yourself in a photo, message us and we will give you a free cocktail.


“This place was recommended to us. It’s lovely. Reminds you of being on holiday; you forget you’re in Poulton. Lovely set up. Staff really nice and attentive. Taken upstairs for drinks. Cocktails were amazing and each freshly made and recommended. Really nice touch. Decor lovely. Food really nice and fresh – we had a few dishes shared between two. Was a lovely lunch date.”

Pixie Carolina

“Been a few times and because of the food and service it’s now my favourite local restaurant. A fantastic addition to the town. The service is always great and the food fresh and flavoursome. The signature cocktails are sophisticated, highly recommend the cherry blossom martini. Very much looking forward to my next visit.”

Rachel Grounds

“Absolute little gem of a place! Food and service were exceptional! The venue itself is really nice! Couldn’t fault it. Price is reasonable and what I’d expect to pay for such amazing food! 11/10 👌”

Mark Gilbert

“We visit at least once a month. This is definitely one of our favourite places to eat. The food is fantastic. On every occasion we literally cannot fault the quality or the service. I would definitely recommend Gochu to any of my friends. Fabulous!”

Ben B

“Wow!! We visited on Saturday and were seated in the top terrace! The interior was beautiful and had a lovely cosy feel! We ordered lots of little dishes and I couldn’t fault a single thing. The salmon sushi was so fresh and full of flavour and the pork bao buns were the best I have ever had!!! (Honestly will be dreaming about them). The staff were lovely and super attentive. We just need a Gochu in Sheffield now please!”

Beth Davies

“Absolutely brilliant night Gochu, the food is outstanding, the cocktails are great and the staff are first class”


“We have been coming to Gochu regularly since it opened and can honestly say we have only ever had wonderful meals! The food is always beautifully prepared with well balanced flavours and innovative ideas. The blend of traditional Japanese culinary ideas with British flavours works wonderfully. Personal favourites are the small plates as well as the more traditional Sunday dinner. There is an extensive bar and cocktail menu with drinks being expertly prepared. Away from the food and drink, the atmosphere and service is exceptional. A young, dynamic team, for whom nothing seems to be too much trouble, only serves to cement Gochu as our favourite restaurant by some distance!”


“This is the 5th time we have visited and as Gochu has never failed to impress, I am compelled to leave a review! Eleanor waited on us this visit and her smile, politeness and knowledge of the menu are something worthy of a mention. When you enter the restaurant, you are immediately made welcome and shown to your table by the manager. The ambient lighting and atmosphere makes you feel comfortable. Their food is freshly made to order, either small, sharing style plates or individual large plates. We took advantage of their January blues offer on the Sunday roasts- twice! The beef is the best we have ever tasted. We haven’t yet sampled much of the cocktail menu but their Tokyo iced tea is 👌! Keep up the outstanding work team Gochu, you are a credit to Poulton.”



Is the full menu available on all floors?


Do you provide disabled access?

If disabled access is required, please let us know prior to your booking so we can ensure the ground floor dining is as comfortable as possible.

Is the top floor terrace open to the elements?

The top floor dining is indoor unless the weather permits - we have a retractable roof that we take off in nice weather.

Do you cater for allergies?

We can cater for allergies - just make sure you inform a server when you arrive and we will go through the menu choices. A gluten free menu is available upon request.

Can I purchase gift vouchers?

You can purchase gift vouchers on our website or at the venue - we accept cash or card.

Work at Gochu

The Gochu family is growing!

We are looking for full and part time chefs with passion, creativity and attention to detail to join our strong team. Those who apply must be eager to learn and keen to develop their skills working alongside our Head Chef Jake, and work well under pressure. Some experience and knowledge is preferred, however training will be offered for those who show initiative and enthusiasm.

There will be fantastic incentives to the successful candidate who will be looking to stay with us and grow, with monthly staff events and socials, attractive staff discounts and tips, flexible working patterns and competitive pay rates.

Japanese Restaurant & Bar

3 Ball Street, Poulton-Le-Fylde
Lancashire, FY6 7BA

Restaurant & Bar

3 Ball Street, Poulton-Le-Fylde
Lancashire, FY6 7BA