Kurobuta Chelsea

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34 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Japanese

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Kurobuta takes its inspiration from the Izakayas of Japan, where tapas-style plates are served to accompany drinks in a casual setting. Originally a pop up, Kurobuta has been such a hit with diners who fell for the unique chilled out ambience and exceptional Japanese food, it’s now a permanent fixture in London’s Marble Arch and Chelsea’s Kings Road.
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4.1based on all time ratings
4.1
food
3.7
service
3.9
ambience
3.7
value
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67% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Punda
London
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant has shut down but open table not updated!!!!!

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vipminxnewyork
London
8 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience2

I’ve been visiting here for many years - we strayed con by here way back when it was just a pop up! I’m sorry to say that this last visit was pretty disappointing and no where near the standard I would expect! I found the food wasn’t executed as well and signature dishes such as the walnut candid aubergine was sloppy and warm not as id remembered. Cocktails were lovely and the staff very friendly and attentive but for the price tag the food didn’t match up to the high standard I was expecting! I would even go so far as to say the actual ambience was pretty flat and generally felt more like a a canteen than a restaurant! I had a wonderful evening with my friend but it really wasn’t as good as it had been and it’s not cheap! Let’s hope it was just a blip!

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MirkoD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Food was nothing special, tempura tasted like was fried in the same oil as the mushrooms which made it taste horrible.
Sushi seemed ok even though the rice was overcooked.
Place was ok and good cocktails from the bar, pricey but standard for Kings road.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Food good. Location loud price overly expensive for coming out hungry afterwards

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Fatimachiu
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Bottomless brunch is definitely worth it! quite a good menu for bottomless food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable brunch. The food is awesome and the staff are even better

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charlotte1
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Food very disappointing- had to send two dishes back as we couldn’t eat them. Much better Japanese restaurants nearby. Staff nice but didn’t seem to know the menu very well.

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vipBert
London
11 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and great that it was served relatively quickly.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Bottemless brunch was amazing!

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vipTizMig
London
5 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Ok place but not great. Staff is friendly but food is below average of other Japanese restaurants in the area.
We had several dishes but nothing exciting.

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tsd1
London
17 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

as always great food in funky location. service could be a bit more organised and seemed a bit more chaotic than usual. however, still a fantastic place that we keep on coming back to.

just a heads up that dishes can arrive rather quickly and all together so it can make sense to split the ordering of appetizers from main courses

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Anon
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always such nice food. The seats are a bit cramped and we were on a table seated around a pillar. Great atmosphere though!

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

good food average service

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Back room is too big for a group of 8. The table is too big to talk to friends across the table. We were forgotten about by waiters and had to get up and seek service on multiple occasions. The waiter missed half of our order. It was £85 per person and some people left still hungry. Food is good but plates are small and come slowly.

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vipChrisH
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food. Good service. Fair price.

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anishak
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We had a very mediocre experience here. On the whole the food was average, the sushi was definitely the highlight but the pork felt of poor quality so we didn't enjoy the buns or the ribs. Equally we had a lot of issues with our order and things arrived that we didn't ask for. We were then told we wouldn't be charged for these but the bill came with some of the items on. The front of house made me feel quite unwelcome and we felt even less so when we decided not to pay the service charge.

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AnaH
London
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The services was not great and price was 60£ per person.Food was good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food and service- look forward to going back soon.

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Surreytrifle
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great New Year’s Eve meal for two. Food was divine and the cocktails delicious.
Little more attention to service but not unexpected for NYE. Would have ordered more drinks for sure....sweet child o’mine and stairway to heaven 😋 Will definitely be back and have already recommended to friends

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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evelynD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

food was okay; had expected more ambiance; music is very much 70/80s...ok if that is what you like

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Mtwinte
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was good but service could have been a bit better. Took 30 mins to take our drink order and then was asked to move tables mid-way through eating to make room for large party..

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SuzyC
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Food was great however they couldn’t find me on the system and their customer service was poor

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I went first to Kurobota when it was a pop-up and it was fresh, new, original and delicious. Now, although still good, the food has lost its edge and the place something of its sparkle. This was reflected in it being half-empty at peak time when before you struggled to get a table.

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clare
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi I've ever had. They have amazing tacos as well. Definitely must try their food if you haven't.

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Great food. Great cocktails. Very bad service. Friendly but slow and forgetting to bring half the order.

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RosalynnM
London
11 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it, cannot wait to go back. Staff were super friendly and the food was amazing. Can’t wait to go back!

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vipILChinese
London
157 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Used to be a place like no other for Japanese street food. Lost a lot of its athmosphere - room was empty, music from the 80s, very hard to get service, food greasy

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tsd1
London
17 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Rock’n’roll Sushi. Great place and food. Only service was a bit rushed this time ; received our complete order within 5min of ordering

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JebS
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was prompt, attentive and friendly. Each dish was creative and excellently prepared. The ambiance was lively and very much like a Tokyo izakaya. Thoroughly enjoyable evening.

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OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Great food and a fun place but really poor service. Staff are nice but just disorganised.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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Anonymous
London
7 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, try the tuna sashimi pizza

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JC12
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Overpriced, horrendous food. Warm sashimi and sushi.

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Kurobuta Chelsea is rated 4.1 stars by 34 OpenTable diners.