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Kurobuta - Chelsea

312 King's Road, London, SW3 5UH

((((* Japanese
  • 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.

Great experience. Second time at Kurobuta. Aubergine dish is a must and soft shell crab tempura. A menu with an unexpected twist to tantalize and delight.

Shalin 29 April 2019
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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  • trendy (19)
  • lunch (15)
  • entertainment (8)
  • large parties (6)
  • value (6)
  • business (3)
  • child friendly (3)
  • romantic (3)
  • luxury (2)
  • private dining (2)
  • al fresco (1)
  • breakfast (1)
  • ((((( 29 April 2019 by Shalin from London

    Great experience. Second time at Kurobuta. Aubergine dish is a must and soft shell crab tempura. A menu with an unexpected twist to tantalize and delight.

  • (((** 12 April 2019 by Henrietta from London

    Food delicious and arrived fast. Waitress service patchy, we had soy sauce spilt over the table and us! Did ‘not leave a tip for that reason. Waitress mopped the floor but did’nt ask if I required a cloth for myself. It was only a splattering and I was wearing dark clothes, but still. Waitress service a little abrupt and lacked charm. Would come back for the chef but in waterproof clothing! Expensive for what it was despite delicious food. Mojitos OK not fabulous, have had better.

  • ((((( 8 April 2019 by Melissa from London

    Delicious tasty food and drinks!

  • ((*** 5 April 2019 by Tejanbir from Chelsea

    Food was nice.
    Service was appalling. Ate all our food and waited an additional 40 minutes for the way sliders which didnt arrive. We kept being told that they were on the way. In the end we just gave up and left.

  • ((*** 22 March 2019 by AT from London

    We last went to Kurobuta a few years ago when it was near impossible to get into, and buzzy. It was almost empty on the Thursday night we went recently, and lacking somewhat in atmosphere. It was a little (well, hugely) disappointing to order the frozen beer (which i remembered as being delicious) to be told it wasn't available. I found the service pretty average, with quite a lot of time spent trying to catch someone's eye and our drinks order going wrong (luckily i happily drank the extra drink!)
    Having loved it the first few times i went, i won't be going back, as it didn't feel like the place we used to enjoy - I may have picked a bad night to go though

  • (**** 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.

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