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Kurobuta Chelsea

Japanese, Pan Asian·
Silver Award

SquareMeal Review of Kurobuta Chelsea

Silver Award

Aussie chef/founder Scott Hallsworth has moved on, but Korobuta is still a good-fun local in SW3 – even if service is a bit wobbly and some of the original spark has gone. By and large, it’s business as usual, which means stripped-back interiors, a raucous rock soundtrack, racy cocktails and a menu touting everything from jazzed-up sushi and raw salads to robata BBQ and ‘significant others’ (miso-baked aubergine with candied walnuts). Nothing is taken too seriously, so graze your way through the in-your-face flavours of 'junk food Japan' (tako-yaki octopus doughnuts, Wagyu sliders or Korean short-rib tacos with chilli oil and avocado, perhaps). Under the heading 'something crunchy', there’s black pepper soft-shell crab tempura with wakame, while the robata-grilled pork belly in a satay-loaded steamed bun is an unctuous, nutty treat. Also expect a strong showing of maki rolls, nigiri and sashimi – all at friendly prices. The bar is a destination in its own right, with cocktails matching the mood: anyone for a Drunken Samurai with sparkling yuzu saké?

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Japanese, Pan Asian
Cool, Fun, Lively
Food Occasions
Child friendly, Dates, Special occasions


351 Fulham Road, Chelsea, London, SW10 9TW

0207 9206 6442 0207 9206 6442


Opening Times

All day
Mon 12:00-23:30
Tue 12:00-23:30
Wed 12:00-23:30
Thu 12:00-23:30
Fri 12:00-23:30
Sat 12:00-23:30
Sun 12:00-23:30


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11 Reviews 

Stefano P

27 June 2018  
Very basic decor and a bit noisy but friendly service and really good and inventive food.


15 June 2017  
Fun, creative and tasty food with a Australasian influence, great ambience, down to earth, buzzing and friendly but efficient and professional staff.

Stefano P

05 May 2017  
Excellent food, sensible pricing and very friendly service.

Kim K

05 May 2017  
Great food and service.


16 February 2017  
Food & Drink 2
Service 2
Atmosphere 4
Value 2
Weird menu
The service was slow and the menu was not typical Japanese fare. It was limited and nothing sounded interesting apart from sashimi Would not go again

Evangelos S

24 September 2016  
Food & Drink 4
Service 4.5
Atmosphere 3.5
Value 3.5
Nice dinner out
very nice and tasty food. good environment and great service. all that you need for a dinner night out

sam C

09 June 2016  
Far too noisy - had to shout to hear my fellow diners.

Stefano P

13 May 2016  
Very casual environment but the staff is very friendly, fast and helpful. The food is absolutely superb and original. And finally the prices are very fair.

Alex A

13 May 2016  
Amazing dishes, great selection and always buzzy.

Hugo G

08 January 2016  
Food & Drink 3.5
Service 4
Atmosphere 4.5
Value 4
A staple
My first visit in months with a friend/client from abroad. The street-food tag works well for Kurobuta, as one should expect nothing more. We had the rice crisps with jalapeno spiced guacamole excellent. The yellowtail sashimi - perfect The tuna pizza - average The prawn tempura - good The bowl of Kimchee - delicious The nuts, grains and greens - delicious and healthy! The steamed pork buns - I'd happily kill for one of these. The service is quick and cheerful, though at times a little forgetful, and you are served by happy contented Aussies who are ever polite and eager to help you navigate the menu. A constant and easy choice whenever I'm stuck for somewhere fun and relaxed to go to.

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