Kurobuta Chelsea

4.1
34 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Japanese
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  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Fun
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Asian, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of Operation
Mon–Thu 12:00–23:00
Fri, Sat 12:00–00:00
Sun 12:00–22:30
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Phone number
020 7920 6442
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Public Transit
Busstop Old Church Street, Bus numbers 11, 19, 22, 49, 319
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.1
food
3.7
service
3.9
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3.7
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P
London
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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

m
London
6 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

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!

MD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

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.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

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

F
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

c
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

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.

B
London
11 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and great that it was served relatively quickly.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Bottemless brunch was amazing!

TM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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.

t
London
17 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

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

A
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

good food average service

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

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.

CH
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food. Good service. Fair price.

a
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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.

AH
London
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

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

OT
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

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

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

D
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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

M
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

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..

SC
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

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

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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.

c
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

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

RM
London
10 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

IL
London
147 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

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

t
London
17 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

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

JS
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

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

OT
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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a
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, try the tuna sashimi pizza

JC
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Overpriced, horrendous food. Warm sashimi and sushi.