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Kurobuta - Chelsea

312 King's Road, London, SW3 5UH

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  • Kurobuta - Chelsea - London
  • Kurobuta - Chelsea - London
  • Kurobuta - Chelsea - London
  • Kurobuta - Chelsea - London
  • Kurobuta - Chelsea - London
  • Kurobuta - Chelsea - London
  • Kurobuta - Chelsea - London
  • Kurobuta - Chelsea - London
  • Kurobuta - Chelsea - London
  • Kurobuta - Chelsea - London
  • Kurobuta - Chelsea - London
  • Kurobuta - Chelsea - London
  • Kurobuta - Chelsea - London
  • Kurobuta - Chelsea - London
  • Kurobuta - Chelsea - London
  • Kurobuta - Chelsea - London
  • Kurobuta - Chelsea - London
  • Kurobuta - Chelsea - London
Opening hours
Tuesday to Thursday & Sunday: 12:00 - 23:00
Friday & Saturday: 12:00 - 23:30.

An amazing night with excellent hosts. Everyone went out of their way to help us celebrate my husbands birthday topping our night with an absolutely jaw dropping desert platter! Thank you!

Iris 24 December 2018
from London

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Originally a pop-up venture, Kurobuta Chelsea was so popular that it is now a permanent fixture on the famous King's Road. Modelled after the classic izakayas of Japan, this is a laid-back, bustling venue to enjoy small plate dishes and a packed bar menu of cocktails, beers and spirits.

Experience a true taste of informal Japanese dining on the Kurobuta menu, starting off with 'Junk Food' delicacies like the tako-yaki octopus doughnuts, fried confit chicken wings, and tuna sashimi pizza. From the robata grill there are house specialities such as tea-smoked lamb chops and BBQ pork belly buns, or sample delicate treats from the sushi bar.

Bottomless brunches on Saturdays at Kurobuta in Chelsea draw a loyal following, and feature live DJ sets. From the bar, sample all kinds of signature cocktails, Japanese whiskies, and beers with a frozen foam head.

A funky Japanese restaurant in London that pays homage to the izakayas of Tokyo and Osaka, Kurobuta Chelsea is a 3-minute drive from Sloane Square Tube Station.

Kurobuta - Chelsea

312 King's Road, London, SW3 5UH

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4.3 (((() (based on 29 reviews)
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  • dinner (17)
  • trendy (16)
  • lunch (12)
  • entertainment (6)
  • value (6)
  • large parties (5)
  • business (3)
  • child friendly (3)
  • romantic (3)
  • luxury (2)
  • private dining (2)
  • al fresco (1)
  • breakfast (1)
  • (**** 18 February 2019 by Catherine from London

    We have eaten in Kurobuta many times. However, I don't think we will be returning after our last visit. Service unprofessional, the servers didn't seem to know much about food, drinks, we had to move table as another customer requested ours (after arriving 15 minutes later than us!). The beer was not available and the food has gone downhill dramatically, both in quality and quantity. We were not offered the lamb chops nor the pork buns as part of the deal, which was shown on the website. Dessert was not offered either. A real shame, as we used to enjoy visiting Kurobuta.

  • ((*** 30 January 2019 by Pinar from London

    The restaurant has the best intentions in terms of being experimental and different, but each dish fell short of expectations. The avocado wanton bombs were just smashed avocados served on crispy dough and the miso aubergine was disappointgly dry. It was an enjoyable meal overall but definitely not worth the price we’ve paid in the end.

    The service was also particularly poor as the waitress could not answer any questions about recommendations.

  • ((((( 24 December 2018 by Iris from London

    An amazing night with excellent hosts. Everyone went out of their way to help us celebrate my husbands birthday topping our night with an absolutely jaw dropping desert platter! Thank you!

  • ((*** 21 December 2018 by Allison from Singapore

    Food was lackluster and the service, rather indifferent

  • (((** 20 December 2018 by Arminda from London

    I lived in Japan and I came with a Japanese friend. She and I agreed that the food is not Japanese but very tasty. The lack of any Japanese staff and the NOISE are the negatives.

  • ((((( 12 November 2018 by Warren from London

    excellent all round, great service, delicious food and superb value
    octopus doughnuts are a must try and the lamb cutlets were delicious
    really enjoyable dinner. thank you

  • ((((( 10 November 2018 by Clare from Windsor

    Great food - great atmosphere and very reasonably priced. Service was lovely- will definitely recommend!

  • ((((( 7 November 2018 by Rowena from Yorkshire

    My second visit to Kurobuta and I wasn’t disappointed, took two foodie friends and we all enjoyed the lovely dishes and wines.
    The staff were excellent offering recommendations and suggestions and showing great attention without intruding.
    I will definitely visit again, thank you.

  • ((((* 21 October 2018 by Peter from london

    meal and service very good, my guest enjoyed her meal very much. Staff very helpful

  • ((((* 16 October 2018 by Alison from London

    Good food, friendly staff and attempts were made to find food suitable for a vegan, gluten free guest!
    However I booked several weeks ago for a birthday dinner for my husband and yet when we arrived rather than having a table upstairs in a buzzy atmosphere we were led downstairs to a cold empty room. Eventually the 2 other tables were taken but it wasn’t a great atmosphere. We were only a table of 6 so it shouldn’t have been a problem.

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