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About Kurobuta Chelsea

Kurobuta is a Rock n Roll Japanese Izakaya.
Here is what the critics say: “By a country mile this was the best meal I’ve eaten this year…” - thanks to Matthew Norman from The Telegraph
“Kurobuta serves insanely delicious Japanese delicacies…”

312 King's Road
London, SW3 5UH
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Australian

Hours of Operation:
Monday and Tuesday: 6pm - 10:30pm
Wednesday to Sunday: 12pm - 10:30pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
£26 to £40

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 7920 6442

Website:
http://www.kurobuta-london.com/

Catering:
Kurobuta Events offers a variety of bespoke event services
from intimate private dinners in your home, to full on catering for rock concerts and festivals.

Public Transport:
Nearest tube stations are Sloane square or South Kensington.

Executive Chef:
Scott Hallsworth

Private Party Facilities:
Kurobuta has a variety of private dining spaces.
We also offer exclusive venue hire.

Private Party Contact:
Phar Shaweewan: 020 3475 4158

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Kurobuta Chelsea Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

3.9

ambience

4.0

value

3.8

83% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (14)
Fit for Foodies (10)
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Creative Cuisine (9)
Good for a Date (8)
Fun (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Authentic (6)
Lunch (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Special Occasions (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Romance (3)
Spicy (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Group Bookings (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Cosy (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Neighbourhood Gem (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Outdoor Eating (1)
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 5 March 2017

Fantastic experience with Scott cooking himself! Great brunch !

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 (London)·Dined on 3 March 2017

Very nice place for young people! The food was outstanding! Everything was very nice! Absolutely good choice!!!

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 (London)·Dined on 2 March 2017

The service was very friendly at this restaurant and the waiter was brilliant at helping us to decide what dishes to have. Great Sake menu also which was easily explained for those you appreciate but don't have the expertise to choose their own. The food was displayed beautifully and tasted excellent. We will definitely go back and can't recommend highly enough!

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (London)·Dined on 1 March 2017

The sashimi platter had the thickest and most delicate pieces of fish I've had in a long time. The edamame is grilled or something and has a distinctive flavour I've never seen before. The crispy duck special was delicious but just ask for a fork and knife because it is not very easy to eat!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on 18 February 2017

Kurobuta lived up to its internet hype! The vibe was great for a gathering of friends. The Artichoke Chopsticks were amazing. There is a lot of fried dishes so make sure to order a Frozen Kirin to wash it all down. It was vegetarian friendly, our veggie friend had plenty to eat. 3 rounds should sort you out, you will need to bring good conversation along.

Tags: Casual
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 (London)·Dined on 18 February 2017

I'm not a frequent review writer but this was my first visit here and it was outstanding. The service from initial greeting right through the meal was really friendly, quick and attentive. We booked for Saturday lunchtime and although it was initially pretty quiet it soon filled up however service was still good and the kitchen seemed well able to cope even when we ordered more food toward the end of our meal. The food itself was fantastic - super fresh and a lot of taste and texture sensations. It's fusion, not straight Japanese, but definitely up there in quality and comparable with somewhere like Zuma, but much more relaxed. I read some other reviews mentioning loud music but personally thought they had it spot on. All in all we had a great meal and would highly recommend.

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 (London)·Dined on 14 February 2017

Fantastic modern take on Japanese food, with creative twists in traditional Japanese dishes. Service was v friendly and helpful, although we were there early and it did get very busy later, so you may struggle with the 1.5 bookings if you book after around half 7.

We ordered loads between the two of us and it was all delicious, with interesting, varied flavours and great presentation. Highlights were the pork scratchings, short ribs, wagyu beef sliders and pork buns, but everything was great.

We had a couple of cocktails each and they were all v tasty too.

Would recommend to anyone, although it's not cheap but we thought it was worth is for a special occasion.

Tags: Fun, Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on 13 February 2017

Very good sophisticated sushis on kings road

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vip
 (London)·Dined on 10 February 2017

Food is really great, original and beautifully presented.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Tapas
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 (London)·Dined on 10 February 2017

Amazing food, very high quality, interesting flavour combinations! Friendly service and well priced.

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 (London)·Dined on 9 February 2017

As usual, we had a lovely time at Kurobuta - their serving staff are the best in London! I have marked a point down on food, as was slightly disappointed with a couple of the new additions to the menu; nothing disastrous, just very bland, not what we are used to from this chef. However, will be back again!

Tags: Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (London)·Dined on 4 February 2017

Terrific funky immersive Japanese experience. Fun, informal but with great food and atmosphere.

Tags: Spicy
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 (London)·Dined on 28 January 2017

Delicious, interesting, authentic-with-a-twist food, tastey cocktails and the most pleasant and knowledgeable waiting staff.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Tapas, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (London)·Dined on 27 January 2017

Great food and good service, really good house wine which I think sets the standard of a restaurant!

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 25 January 2017

Met for a catch-up with a friend. We had some fab margaritas and really delicious food. Service was really warm and efficient. I was initially disappointed as the waiter said they because of time constraints on the chef they couldn't offer me the lovely Jerusalem artichoke dippers (for the second time in a row I have been there) which is one of my favourite dishes. The waiter negotiated with the chef to have a portion made specially for us. Very happy!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (London)·Dined on 25 January 2017

Fabulous!! Food was incredible. Just one note is the music was a little too loud. Other than that, I will go back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Tapas, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (London)·Dined on 21 January 2017

Kurobuta Chelsea is a great venue with a good vibe and delicious food. I've been here multiple times in the past with people from work and recently visited for a friend's going away party. The staff is personable and engaging which enhances the experience. The only setback is the drink service. The bar staff missed a few drinks and we had to remind them of our orders but it was also during a busy Saturday evening. Highly recommend the Sashimi pizza and Pork Belly buns!

Tags: Fun, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 6 January 2017

Cool food and atmosphere, frozen beer topped pints & the miso wings are a must

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Casual, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Spicy, Hot Spot
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 (London)·Dined on 31 December 2016

Service was a bit too fast- felt like they were trying to get rid of us!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (London)·Dined on 17 December 2016

Got a fantastic deal from Timeout for Taster menu. 17 dishes! Food was amazing, perfectly cooked. High class cooking at affordable prices. Mussles in Kimchi broth was fantastic. Each dish had a different flavour and texture. Passion fruit was quite tart it almost knocked my teeth out (in a good way). Great atmosphere. Staff were really friendly and accommodating. Great service.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Healthy
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 (London)·Dined on 16 December 2016

We always love returning to Kurobuta, and it didn't disappoint this time. Staff super friendly and gave us a bigger table when it became available (a bit cramped for 3 round a 2-person table). There were some new dishes to try and we loved them all.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on 9 December 2016

Great music and the best Japanese food I've ever eaten outside of Japan! Always worth the journey. I've eaten here many times and never been disappointed!

Tags: Late-night Find, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on 4 December 2016

I love Kurobuta and this is by far my favourite restaurant of the three. Love the food and will be back again soon..! x

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find
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 (London)·Dined on 3 December 2016

Good atmosphere, nice mix of small dishes reasonably priced so can sample quite a few different things. Good service, very relaxed and informal....definitely recommended

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Outstanding Value, Casual
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 (London)·Dined on 17 November 2016

3rd visit. Food is very tasty. I always end up ordering two of the chicken wings and shrimp tempura and tuna pizza

Tags: Cozy
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 (London)·Dined on 5 November 2016

Absolutely fabulous afternoon . We dine out all the time and live in Covent Garden so it was a real joy to move south and visit Chelsea for a change. Kurobuta was fun, serious fun. Service was impeccable, we couldn't fault it. The food was superb. I'd go back again in a heart beat with just hubby or with a group of any size.

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 (London)·Dined on 4 November 2016

Fun night out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you very much

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Austin)·Dined on 29 October 2016

We were about 45 minutes late due to heavy traffic but phoned ahead and were told not to worry. That was nice. Greeted nicely and immediately shown to our table. No pressure to leave within the set allocated 1 1/2 hours.
I love the food: pork-belly buns, soft-shell tempura, sashimi, and the sake was also really good with a great selection.
The atmosphere is on the dark side with some serious fairly loud rock music. In general it is a loud place as people tend to talk quite loudly so as to be heard above the music but not unbearably so. Not a place to go for a business meeting or quiet conversation. More of a fun place to go with a friend.
Our waitress was friendly and helpful. She didn't write down our order, instead kept repeating it back to us, presumably to help her remember - but it all arrived. But did give us a feeling that we needed to worry about it. She did have a habit of interrupting us frequently, and I'm not one of those people that likes over-friendly waiters/waitresses, or being interrupted, so I did find that annoying and interruptive. Funnily enough when we wanted the bill, it took about 15 minutes to get her attention. Apart from that, I find the place refreshingly laid-back and a fun place to be. The food is great and I like the rather limited menu as all the items are tempting.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (London)·Dined on 29 October 2016

My first visit to Kurobuta and definitely not the last, we had a great time all round and the food was pretty amazing with the pork buns being my favourite although everything that we had tasted absolutely superb. If you like cocktails they do a good selection but the triple rum 'hurricane' is one to try and shall remain a favourite for next time!

Tags: Spicy, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on 21 October 2016

Very good overall but we had to wait for 30 mins after our booking time and were only given £7 off a £120 bill

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 (London)·Dined on 14 October 2016

I love this place! Not a bad word to say about it. One of my favourite London spots 😁

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on 9 October 2016

Very nice, friendly staff, good value for money, i went twice on the same week!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 8 October 2016

really enjoyed
casual atmosphere
great food
Would recommend

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on 4 October 2016

Very good food and iced beer ;)
Great choice on a variety of food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Kent)·Dined on 24 September 2016

We were warmly welcomed to Kurobuta and seated almost straight away even though we had arrived early. The food was delicious- we had the 17 course brunch option with bottomless prosecco. Generous portions, delicious flavours and very authentic. Highlights were the glazes edamame, crispy sushi, chilli mussels and the steak. Generous pours for the prosecco too. Will be back!

Tags: Casual, People Watching, Live Music, Authentic
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 (London)·Dined on 10 September 2016

Kurobuta consistently delivers great food and drinks with v friendly staff. It is a Kings Road winner!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (London)·Dined on 6 September 2016

The Tuesday deal was particularly appealing. The food and drink were both outstanding. The free bottle of wine between 6-7 sealed the deal with the place so would recommend shouting more about that offer. Or keep it a secret so it's quiter when I come back next time!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy, Great Beer, Casual, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 29 August 2016

Food and service was excellent. Particulary enjoyed the sea bass and tuna sashimi truffle ponzu pizza. I got the lunch offer which was great value and hope the restaurant keeps

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 (México)·Dined on 25 August 2016

great food and sake and excellent service. will be back

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Hot Spot
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 (London)·Dined on 20 August 2016

The food at Kurobuta is amazing! I was recommended this place by a friend and it was as awesome as he talked it up to be.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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