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Kurobuta Fitzrovia, London, Greater London

Kurobuta Fitzrovia

4.4
4.4
27 Reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary Asian

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 is now a permanent fixture in London’s Fitzrovia

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Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Asian, Tapas / Small Plates, Japanese

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Sun 12:30–22:00

  • Phone number

    020 7920 6440

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

Menu

Kuro Bites

  • Sweet Potato Fries£5.00

    Kimchee Mayo & Jalapeno Sauce

    • Flamed Edamame£5.00

      Sea Salt

      • Avocado Wonton Bombs£6.50

        Japanese style cracker topped with an avocado yuzu guacamole

        • Agedashi Tofu£7.50

          Served with Japanese Mushroom Gravy

          • Age Vegetable Gyoza£7.50

            Vegetable Dumplings served with a Spicy Soy Sauce

            Street Food

            • Korean Short Rib Taco

              Slow cooked shredded beef taco with Chilli Oil, Avocado, Cucumber Pickles & Crispy Leeks

              • 2 Pcs£11.00
            • Salmon Sashimi Taco

              Chopped raw salmon with shiso leaf, Kimchee Mayo, Avocado & Chilli Oil

              • 2 Pcs£11.00
            • Chicken Kushi-Yaki£11.50

              2 Chicken Skewers served with Teriyaki Sauce

              Raw Bar

              • Beef Fillet Tataki£16.50

                Seared Beef Onion Ponzu & Garlic Crisps

                • Yellow Tail Sashimi£16.50

                  Onion Ponzu & Yuzu Soy

                  • Sashimi Platter£24.50

                    Tuna, Salmon & Yellowtail

                    Sushi Rolls

                    • Yellowtail£12.00

                      Green Chilli Hosomaki

                      • Spicy Tuna£12.00

                        Tempura Crunchies

                        • Salmon Gravadlax & Avocado£13.50

                          Dill mayo

                          • Shrimp Tempura Dragon Roll£14.50

                            Unagi Sauce & Soba Crunchies

                            • Soft Shell Crab Tempura£14.50

                              Kimchee Mayo & Tobiko

                              • California Roll£15.50

                                Snow Crab, Avocado & Masago

                                Featured Item

                                • Spicy Tuna "Roulette"£15.50

                                  A fun dish for the table - Sushi & Sake. Not for the faint hearted - one sushi piece will be Very spicy. The spice victim will be rewarded with a shot of Sake (6pc + 1 shot)

                                  Nigiri

                                  Consists of a piece of raw fish draped over a ball of sushi rice

                                  • Salmon

                                    • 3 Pcs£10.00
                                  • Prawn

                                    • 3 Pcs£10.00
                                  • Yellowtail

                                    • 3 Pcs£11.00
                                  • Tuna

                                    • 3 Pcs£11.00
                                  • Nigiri Platter

                                    Yellowtail, Prawn, Tuna & Salmon

                                    • 8 Pcs£26.50

                                  Kuro Classics

                                  • Hot Chicken Wings£10.50

                                    Gochujang Sauce & Sesame Seeds

                                    • Kuro Fried Chicken£10.50

                                      Crispy Chicken Pieces served with Japanese pickle, salad & Kimchee Mayo

                                      • Tuna Sashimi Pizza£11.50

                                        Raw tuna served on a round pastry topped with Truffle Ponzu sauce, wasabi & tobiko

                                        • Nasu Dengaku£13.00

                                          Baked Aubergine with a Japanese style miso sauce topped with sesame seeds

                                          • Crispy Duck Pancakes£16.50

                                            Slow cooked duck leg, served with homemade plum sauce, Japanese pickles & 4 pancakes

                                            Yakimono (Grill/Oven)

                                            • Chicken Teriyaki£15.50

                                              Grilled Chicken thigh served with Teriyaki Yuzukari sauce & mixed leaves

                                              • Salmon Teriyaki£17.50

                                                Grilled Salmon served with Teriyaki Yuzukari sauce & mixed leaves topped with sesame seeds

                                                • Kombu Roasted Black Cod£25.50

                                                  Black cod baked on Japanese kombu seaweed marinated in a miso sauce

                                                  Salads

                                                  • Kurobuta Seaweed Salad£9.50

                                                    Japanese style seaweed mixed with shredded carrot and cucumber topped with sesame seeds

                                                    • Crispy Kale Salad£9.50

                                                      Shimeji mushrooms & Sesame Ponzu Dressing

                                                      • Japanese Mushrooms£13.50

                                                        Stir fry mixed Japanese mushrooms served on a Hoba-Yaki leaf with Pine Nuts & Truffle Miso Dressing

                                                        Bao Buns & Sliders

                                                        • Vegetarian Bao Bun

                                                          Mixed vegetables served with a Gochujang Sauce

                                                          • 2 Pcs£11.00
                                                        • Beef Bao Buns

                                                          Shredded slow cooked beef served with a Japanese BBQ Sauce

                                                          • 2 Pcs£13.00
                                                        • Wagyu Sliders

                                                          Wagyu Beef burger with Crispy Onion Tempura, Japanese pickles, Umami Mayo & Japanese BBQ Sauce

                                                          • 2 Pcs£16.00

                                                        Tempura

                                                        • Vegetable Tempura£10.00

                                                          Selection of mixed vegetables served with Tempura Sauce

                                                          • Kuro-Mari£12.50

                                                            Crispy Black Pepper squid & Jalapeno Dipping Sauce

                                                            • Baby Shrimp Tempura£14.50

                                                              Baby shrimp in Japanese batter served with Kimchee Mayo

                                                              • Soft Shell Crab Tempura£15.00

                                                                Crispy crab served with black pepper sauce & Japanese Seaweed

                                                                Sides

                                                                • Steamed Rice£5.00

                                                                  Plain Japanese Rice

                                                                  • Sweet Potato Fries£5.00

                                                                    Kimchee Mayo & Jalapeno Sauce

                                                                    • Miso Soup£5.00

                                                                      Tofu, Seaweed & Spring Onion

                                                                      • Yasai Hitame Vegetables£6.50

                                                                        Please ask for today's vegetable stir fry

                                                                        Last updated: 11 February 2022

                                                                        What 27 people are saying

                                                                        Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                        Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                        4.4
                                                                        4.4 based on recent ratings
                                                                        • 4.4Food
                                                                        • 4.4Service
                                                                        • 4Ambience
                                                                        • 3.8Value

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                                                                          Ealingfoodie

                                                                          London

                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          3.0

                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                          Dined 5 days ago

                                                                          overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                                          Service very slow and chaotic. Food portions very small and expensive for the amount you receive. So much potential but not good value for money.

                                                                        2. OT

                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                          London

                                                                          9 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          2.0

                                                                          9 reviews

                                                                          Dined on 7 May 2022

                                                                          overall2food3service2ambience2

                                                                          I booked Kurobuta after seeing all the good reviews this place got but honestly it was very underwhelming. The dining space was very narrow to the point where the wine fridge was being opened onto the back of my chair. The chairs themselves felt pretty cheap. The atmosphere felt very odd, the door was left open the whole night so there was a draft coming into the restaurant and there was a very noticeable lack of staff (even though there was maybe only 4 tables with people there) and the manager was having to go around to tables offering shots of Ouzo as a distraction. The food itself was okay and came in good time but but the portion sizes were really small. The Nigiri platter itself was pretty laughable with 8 pieces being spread across a massive plate and every other dish being fluffed up with salad leaves and lettuce in a poor effort to disguise the lack of quantity of food. We needed up spending about £68 a head and honestly we’re still hungry after.

                                                                        3. WB

                                                                          WotB

                                                                          London

                                                                          7 reviews

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          7 reviews

                                                                          Dined on 5 May 2022

                                                                          overall5food3service4ambience4

                                                                          Good food. Friendly waiters.

                                                                        4. PB

                                                                          PetaB

                                                                          London

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on 28 April 2022

                                                                          overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                          Amazing and very quick service, made us feel like royalty!

                                                                        5. T

                                                                          Theresa

                                                                          London

                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                          Dined on 19 April 2022

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          It was my husband's 50th birthday and we were thoroughly spoiled by the manager. Food was outstanding and they presented my husband with a cake and sake on the house. Will deffo return Thank YOU

                                                                        6. HS

                                                                          HayleyS

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on 17 April 2022

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          5 stars! Food is so tasty nothing like it anywhere in London! The music is great and service is fantastic Rolando made us feel so welcome and he was so helpful. We will be back soon for sure.

                                                                        7. OT

                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on 17 April 2022

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Excellent!

                                                                        8. CL

                                                                          CLocke

                                                                          London

                                                                          22 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          5.0

                                                                          22 reviews

                                                                          Dined on 15 April 2022

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          We really enjoyed our evening at Kurobuta. The food was amazing - every bite was delicious. With four of us, we were able to try over half the menu and just about everything exceeded our expectations. The service was cheerful, friendly, and attentive - in fact, the service was so good that it enhanced the whole experience. And it was pretty good value for money for a good meal in Fitzrovia - we spent around £60 per person with drinks. We will definitely be back!

                                                                        9. OT

                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                          London

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          vip
                                                                          1.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on 10 April 2022

                                                                          overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                          Not good. High prices for very small portions that are not tasty.

                                                                        10. OT

                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          3.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on 1 April 2022

                                                                          overall3food2service3ambience3

                                                                          Food was average and some dishes undercooked. Food was also overpriced.

                                                                        11. JP

                                                                          JPH7

                                                                          London

                                                                          9 reviews

                                                                          4.0

                                                                          9 reviews

                                                                          Dined on 25 March 2022

                                                                          overall4food3service4ambience4

                                                                          Lively place on a Friday night with helpful Maitre'd.

                                                                        12. OT

                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                          Berkshire

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on 25 March 2022

                                                                          overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                          Last minute booking on a Friday evening with friends. We were made to feel very welcome by the owner and the service was attentive and friendly. Food was amazing. As a group of 8, between us we ordered lots of the different dishes and sushi options and there wasn’t a bad one among them. It’s not the cheapest and the wine was pricey but the quality of food left us with with no complaints on that front. Recommend this place highly, we’ll definitely be back

                                                                        13. N

                                                                          Natalie

                                                                          London

                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                          Dined on 23 March 2022

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Excellent food excellent service, we will be back!

                                                                        14. AT

                                                                          AndrewT

                                                                          London

                                                                          9 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          5.0

                                                                          9 reviews

                                                                          Dined on 16 March 2022

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Nice option in Fitzrovia. Great service and the food came quickly which means you can always order more if you're still hungry. Staff very friendly and helpful. The deep fried chicken bites are splendid. My only quibble is the price of the wine!

                                                                        15. AS

                                                                          ASMA

                                                                          London

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          2.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on 12 March 2022

                                                                          overall2food3service2ambience1

                                                                          Disappointed as per we had a great memory of the one in Chelsea ad the pork-belly bao + frozen draft asahi have disappeared.

                                                                        16. A

                                                                          Amrdining

                                                                          London

                                                                          12 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          5.0

                                                                          12 reviews

                                                                          Dined on 6 March 2022

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Great service, excellent food, generous staff, welcoming and understanding. One of the best dinning options in Fitzrovia Love and respect

                                                                        17. IG

                                                                          IG123

                                                                          London

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          vip
                                                                          5.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on 5 March 2022

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                          Absolutely amazing service. The owner and staff went above and beyond to make us feel welcome! I haven’t experienced anything like it in London in quite some time. Food was delicious and sake was great! Family friendly early on in the evening but more of a grown up crowd past 7pm. The downstairs space is great.

                                                                        18. KD

                                                                          KevinD

                                                                          London

                                                                          26 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          5.0

                                                                          26 reviews

                                                                          Dined on 3 March 2022

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          This was our first visit so we weren’t sure what to expect. It had a good range of Japanese food with some really interesting twists. What absolutely amazed us was the presentation and taste of absolutely everything that we ordered. Real first division food. Soft shell crab was the best I had ever had. Crispy and light. Blackened cod - better than in some very famous London competitors. A great new opening- with friendly, helpful and attentive staff as well. Memorably good night out we will be back very soon.

                                                                        19. MM

                                                                          MelanieM

                                                                          London

                                                                          20 reviews

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          20 reviews

                                                                          Dined on 20 February 2022

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Loved it! Very friendly and great food.

                                                                        20. R

                                                                          Rumpole

                                                                          London

                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          5.0

                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                          Dined on 13 February 2022

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Excellent and good humoured service from start to finish. Every dish was exquisite and the complimentary saki and birthday cake was a really classy touch. Thank you Rolando and colleagues!

                                                                        21. S

                                                                          Sonia

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          9 reviews

                                                                          4.0

                                                                          9 reviews

                                                                          Dined on 12 February 2022

                                                                          overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                          Small portions for the price, but the service was fabulous and food was great.

                                                                        22. OT

                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on 5 February 2022

                                                                          overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                          Experience fine and food was perfect

                                                                        23. s

                                                                          sushi

                                                                          London

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          3.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on 28 January 2022

                                                                          overall3food4service4ambience2

                                                                          Food was very nice, the restaurant was lacking in atmosphere...I know it is newly opened so hopefully will get busier but it felt very quiet for a Friday night. The staff were friendly and helpful. One negative is that drinks are very overpriced and not in line with food prices. £18 for a double vodka and tonic is like club prices!

                                                                        24. i

                                                                          ialwayspay

                                                                          London

                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          5.0

                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                          Dined on 21 January 2022

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Just what fitzrovia needed Affordable and superb Japanese Asian food .

                                                                        25. a

                                                                          anonymous

                                                                          London

                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                          3.0

                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                          Dined on 21 January 2022

                                                                          overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                                          Pros: good service, sushi tasted really good, as did sweet potato fries. Staff are very accommondating. Cons: £20 for 2 non alcoholic drinks is crazy (offered by the manager so werent aware of the price initially and not on the menu). Grilled salmon very overcooked and small portion for the cost. Given a very small table that could not accommodate a few plates, and all the food brought at the same time. Place was very dark as well to the point we needed to use our phone torches to look at the food. Overall gets a 3/5 as aware its newly opened so has room to improve.

                                                                        26. OT

                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                          London

                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          5.0

                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                          Dined on 19 January 2022

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Top evening. Great venue, good staff - kudos to the owners. Will be back.

                                                                        27. SR

                                                                          SRSinLondon

                                                                          Yorkshire

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on 14 January 2022

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Fully halal, amazing sushi, a little pricey but to be expected with the location

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                                                                        Kurobuta Fitzrovia is rated 4.4 stars by 27 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                        Booked 7 times today
                                                                        Google Map for Kurobuta Fitzrovia

                                                                        65 Great Titchfield St. London, Greater London W1W 7PS

                                                                        Additional information

                                                                        • Area

                                                                          Fitzrovia

                                                                        • Hours of Operation

                                                                          Tue–Sun 12:30–22:00

                                                                        • Cuisines

                                                                          Contemporary Asian, Tapas / Small Plates, Japanese

                                                                        • Dining style

                                                                          Casual Dining

                                                                        • Dress Code

                                                                          Business Casual

                                                                        • Parking Details

                                                                          None

                                                                        • Payment Options

                                                                          AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                        • Additional

                                                                          Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Vegan, Wine

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