Kurobuta Marble Arch

4.1
40 reviews
£41 and over
Japanese Speciality
Kurobuta takes its inspiration from the Izakayas of Japan, where Asian 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 Asian food, it’s now a permanent fixture in London’s Marble Arch.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 40 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.1based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.1
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3.9
ambience
3.7
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londondj
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience1

we were the ONLY table at lunch - so atmosphere was a little lacking but the food was excellent and the waiter very attentive and helpful with suggestions. found it quite expensive over all £120 for 3 of us and we didn't have any alcohol, so I would have a think if you are going with 3 hungry men !!!

suspect it would be fun in the evening with a date or a group - food delicious and inventive - rock shrimp tempura amazing and disappointed with the tuna pizza to be honest but the aubergine miso delicious although hard to eat with chopsticks

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curlyclarey
London
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was excellent and the food was delicious. We weren’t hurried along at all.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was great, slightly expensive for what me and my partner had, but service was brilliant 👍

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vipcy88
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The food was poor and overpriced. The chicken in the chicken teriyaki was off. The decor was dated and the service wasn’t great. Not worth it

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

the food was very tasty,the service was great always being checked on and making sure the food was good, would definitely come here again

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Definitely over-priced for the quality of the food. Not worthy of the great city of London.

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vipPreeth
London
6 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food with great staff - would definitely recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Service was great. Food was sub-par and over-priced. Wouldn’t come back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Below average food, I got the impression that most of it was frozen. Also very small portions, but the price wow! incredibly expensive for very poor food. Was a shame because the staff were reasonably nice.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Expensive for Mediocre food. Some servers were really lovely but some made us feel like we had to wrap up and leave quickly.

CS
ClaraS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lovely food and place!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Black Cod I’ve ever had

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service and good fun for an 18th birthday - they had a great time! Staff were really attentive and the food was super, thanks!

AS
ASHWIN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great however the food and drinks were priced very high.

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Agata
London
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great and fun service

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The team was lovely!

TJ
vipTJBee
London
13 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great food. Reasonable prices. Decent location.

MK
MeshK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super convenient to get to as close to marble arch station. The food was absolutely amazing, really delish, and good portions. It's a bit pricey but definitely worth it. Nice atmosphere and staff were friendly, professional, accommodating, and offered superb service. Will most definitely be going back! Loved it :)

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Service was diabolically bad but food was excellent. They seemed to be having a Computer issue but did not have a backup plan that was effective. They had enough table staff who were all running around busily but kept forgetting things (I had to ask for water 4 times, my daughter’s drink took 45 min to arrive, 2 dishes arrived 30 min after the last of the others, etc). It would have been more effective if they had assigned people to serve specific tables to make sure all customers were taken care of. One other thing that I objected to was their reluctance to supply tap water (no jug at the table and small glasses meaning you had to ask for constant refills). The only alternative they offered was Fiji water which I would not buy due to the high and completely unnecessary environmental impact.

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OpenTable Diner
London
13 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and very nice staff !

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Swoo
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was really excellent, every dish was amazing. High quality and good flavours. Dishes are on the small side so make sure you order enough. Service was great before the food arrived, but after that it was slow. Dishes didn’t get taken away quickly and we were going to order more but we decided we couldn’t wait any more. To be fair it was their first day of opening and they did apologies and explain that and that wouldn’t put me off going again. Would definitely recommend

GK
GaryK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic authentic Japanese cuisine with lovely service. Very nice vibe. Relaxed, chatty and fun. A brilliant place. Well done Simon at the front of house and the owner who was lovely. Highly recommend. Gary

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Despite confirmation and Warnings on CV19 Precautions...the restaurant was closed! Really very unprofessional

CK
ClareK
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was fantastic and the food was delicious! Great value for money and the food was super fresh!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
10 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went when the first lockdown eased. The service was good and so was the food! I would go again

BG
vipBradtheGlutton
London
78 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience3

This is my 3rd visit, the first since Covid's arrival and frankly, nothing has changed. The food is terrific; inventive, nicely made and well presented. The selection is good and it represents decent value. However, the service is frenetic and sporadic as they are so woefully understaffed. The waiters try hard but there's simply insufficient of them to cope with that number of covers. But the biggest issue is the pace of the arrival of the dishes. The menu is seperated into nibbles, starters, mains and desserts; we ordered a selection of the first 3. We arrived at 20.15, were finally spoken to by a waiter at 20.45, the first dish arrived 5 or 6 minutes later (a main course), then 3 or 4 dishes (a mix) within 2 minutes of that and 5 minutes after that - all the other dishes (inc 2 of the nibbles). We had to put our glasses on the floor as there was no room. I had to send 3 of them back and ask for them to be recooked. They only had 1 bottle of the wine I ordered (arrived tepid) then we had to chose another which was room temperature. All told, the £250 for 3 meal lasted around 70 minutes. If this was just because of all the recent disruptions then you live with it. This song remains the same sadly. Such good food - such a shame

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Chris
London
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

great food and nice atmosphere, staff are nice and lovely location of london

CB
CharlieB
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Most of the food was overpriced for what it was, some dishes were still tasty - the soft shell crab tempura was great . It was quite cold inside the venue. The staff were helpful and friendly. The toilets were quite unclean.

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Lili
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The quality and taste of the food was amazing! We’ll be back as soon as possible.

JB
JoeB
London
50 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good service, attentive polite nothing a problem all very friendly & not intrusive thanks. Food was good not great. Cocktails were good

NL
NicoleL
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place was beautiful, service was great, food was amazing

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Michelle
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, outstanding service.
Will definitely visit for bottomless brunch next time 😉

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Diner
London
27 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spicy tuna surprise is worth it

SD
SeanD
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and service. A tad more expensive than where I'd usually go but it was completely worth every penny, would definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very good services and they keep offering Eat out to help out scheme in September.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I love the food! The interior is also cozy

SM
SarahM
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent menu and delicious food. I will definitely be back!

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PSSH
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Really great place to catch up with a friend. Would come here again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food & the service was 10/10. Would definitely recommend this Resturant & will eat there again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Plates arrived in a bad order, fried chicken was pretty alright, the nasu dengaku was too meaty in volume but had a nice sauce. The wasabi sauce with the fries was especially good. Great with the eat out help out discount

FAQs

Kurobuta Marble Arch does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Uber Eats. Kurobuta Marble Arch also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7920 6440.

Kurobuta Marble Arch is rated 4.1 stars by 40 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.