Kintan Oxford Circus

4.6
1168 reviews
£25 and under
Japanese (Yakiniku)
Until further notice, we will temporary stop accepting bookings of larger than 6 at both of our Kintan locations. We truly apologise for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding while we work through this issue. Please continue to check back to our webpage for the most up to date information as well as when we will be able to accept large group bookings again. Please do not make multiple bookings and ask to be sat together as we will not be able to guarantee the seating arrangement.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience1

The restaurant is in a basement and very smoky. The entrance on the ground floor is very unwelcoming. Nobody was around to welcome the client, no bare tender behind the bar, no employee at all on the ground floor. The bottles of gaz were staked in the corner.
The food was uneventful and the service was correct but nothing more.

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Ally
London
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered a two-people set. The amount of food was very good. We especially enjoyed the beef kalbi and ribeye.

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victorias
London
53 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always outstanding and the service was better than on previous visits - helped by the fact you can now order directly from the app.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Service was slow and not the experience we previously received with the Chancery Lane branch

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GourmetTraveler
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We booked a table at 7:15 and got there on time. We were made to wait for our table which was fine but then we were seated and it took a good 10 minutes or more to flag someone down to take our order. One server in particular was sloppy as he dropped a plate of raw beef upside down on the table (and almost on my clothes) didn’t bother to clean it up properly and then took more time to bring the replacement. We ordered dessert and it took a long time to make the S’more s because the grill had cooled down. They brought our bill when we hadn’t even started to eat our s’mores yet and continued to rush us to pay and leave as the table was booked and the next group was there. So we wait to be seated but we are rushed to leave. All in all not worth the price and food. The Holborn Kintan staff are better and a meal there isn’t as rushed or unpleasant.

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PeggyC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

I have put remarks about the birthday. I have requested to write happy birthday for the dessert and prepare a candle but none of this came, a bit disappointed.

The food is good price, a lot of food, quite satisfying.

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Toku
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Service was not prompt. Wrong charged when we pay on PDQ.

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NinaC
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic time, really sociable meal, delicious food, great value for money and excellent, quick service

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Gabby
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great restaurant amazing service. Will definitely go back again.

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DashaC
London
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very nice, but very loud and entrance is quite confusing.

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JoshS
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Really good food with great sauces. Would definitely recommend.

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LadyFabibi
London
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great for families. The service is really attentive too.

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DarinthipN
London
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first visit yesterday, the services are lovely the quality of the meats are superb, highly recommend to try duck breast it was perfect, will definitely go back again

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Lizzie
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

A very good experience overall, started off mediocre (waitress forgot to come back to answer our question about the menu) but then improved as we got to know one of your lovely waitresses, Nicole. Tom enjoyed his birthday singalong and dessert. Thank you for making it special!

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PaulaS
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious! We had a platter to share between the 4 of us and it was more then enough. The good came out so quickly and the service was great. Fantastic experiance.

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Foodie
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food was brilliant, 1 dish was slightly too salty but otherwise fantastic as it usually is. However, service was awful, took 3 reminders and over 30 mins for the staff to bring dessert out and instead of dessert, we were presented with the bill. Would recommend kin tan usually, but not the Oxford circus branch due to the poor service. I was even waiting my own table to get rid of empty plates! 1st disappointing experience in >5 years

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MSplash
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

had previously been to Kintan at Holborn, was very impressed, but wasnt so impressed at Kintan Oxford Circus. It was very cramped space wise compared to the Holborn branch. Also our BBQ heat was very low, and we had to call a waiter over to adjust this manually. If it was my first time doing the BBQ I wouldn't have noticed it was too low, and my experience would of been bad, as no-one checks the correct heat of the grill after turning it on

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HarryM
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

"Would you recommend Kintan Oxford Circus to a friend?" Boy I already have.. I'm taking my mum soon lol

The quality of the food makes it worth the price, but do be aware it's addicting. I'm somewhat used Japanese food and so can enjoy everything on the menu (and having been recommended the restaurant by a Japanese friend you can tell it's good), but everything is accessible anyone and delicious.

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karl88
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The food was well cooked and seasoned properly, the raw food was also seasoned and marinated perfectly.

The only down point was the service.

They are very quick to take plates away even if food is left on them.

We were also initially refused tap water, when we asked again we were given one cup.

We had a different waiter each time asking us over and over again if we would like to order something else, then we had our receipt given to ask even though we didn't ask for it.

We told the waiter how much we would like to pay, including a bit of tip but the waitress didn't believe us and pulled out a calculator and made pay extra beyond the actual 'discretionary' service charge.

The service was rushed and bit poor/rude but the food was amazing.

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Fitz
London
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmos and people. Highly recommended! :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good service and good food. Staff was really friendly.

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Guuu
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good portion and good quality of food. Slightly noisy but it’s great in general.

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Santa
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The price is very reasonable in central London. The food quality is decent. I'd recommend especially the US beef but stay away from the chicken. The vibe and environment are good for group gatherings but it'd be a noisy underground place when full house. Staffs are really too busy but stay friendly and helpful.

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AgronBerisha
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

As it was my birthday- I was expecting a small cake with a candle. Or something to say happy birthday. We came there for experience but unfortunately we didn’t get it much.

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Joseph
London
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was top-notch, the servers were very friendly and polite. The price could be considered a little high but I didn't mind because the food was great. The staff were outstanding in accommodating us with our needs especially since we have our baby daughter with us. If you crave quality Japanese barbecue, then this is definitely a place to visit.

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Esther
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my mum for her birthday and she loved it, wants to go back again

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PavithraN
London
16 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good place great quantity and quality of food.

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Emil
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

great japanese bbq, with great ambience. you get a lot of food for your money, and good quality food at that. the service is outstanding.

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JamesA
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We didn't know what to expect as we knew we had to cook our own food but it turned out to be a fantastic experience. The food was delicious and it was great fun grilling our own meat and veg. We will definitely be coming back and our friends want to join us now after we showed them our photo's. Would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Very good experience great food

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Gabby
London
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Good location for an evening meal in Central. Ready made food was OK but raw meat to be grilled were better, could have done with abit of seasoning but I guess this can be requested for those that enjoy abit of taste...
I would definitely return

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David
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great staff, good food, nice environment but the overall cost for the amount of food was way too expensive for what it was worth… so for me, on rare occasions it might be fun but you will likely be still hungry or half full when you leave.

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JenM
London
6 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is Good and the atmosphere is lovely too.

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Fabios
London
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food quality is really good and overall an enjoyable experience. The only problem is the service. Our dinner felt very rushed. Waiters don't even know what you have ordered, we had to keep telling the waiter what had not been served yet, only to find that some dishes were out of stock. The waiter took our order anyway but didn't tell us the food was not available so we were left waiting for it.
At the end of the meal, they had not served dessert yet and the waiter already placed the bill on the table and was asking us when we were going to pay. So, it's a good restaurant if you like grilled food and don't mind the bad service.

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Daniel
London
17 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Great food and pricing but one of the waiters was rude.

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Hana
London
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Under staffed. The grill was slow to heat up and use. The temperature was too low.

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michaelh
London
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Disaster with my wine order.Asled for a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon-some minutes later I was told they had run out and would I like to order somehing else,so I ordered the Australian Shiraz,but only a glass of it arrived rather than a bottle.I was then told they had run out of bottles! I finally settled for beer.Things were fine after that until the bill arrived,showing the glass of shiraz that I never took.
Management needs to get its act together.The menu. should be updated to show only those wines that are available.
A good experience,otherwise.

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WeiB
London
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good value, good food. Highly recommended

Will come back

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kristiner
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the foods , friendly people and not too pricey .i will come back again

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Tania
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and service. Will definitely be going back again

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Kintan Oxford Circus is rated 4.6 stars by 1168 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.