Kurobuta King's Road relocated in 2019 to Fulham Road.
Harden's survey result
The “mish-mash of very tasty plates” can still win praise these “fun”, Japanese-inspired izakayas in Chelsea and Marble Arch. The odd fear is raised that “it’s gone really downhill” since it was sold by founder, Aussie chef Scott Hallsworth, in 2017, particularly at the W2 branch, but the ratings in SW3 are pretty consistent.
“A great punky Australian/Asian mashup” characterises the menu at these “fun” izakaya-style venues, where “stunning grill dishes” are the highlights of the “funky” fare. On the downside they’re “not all that cheap” and “loud”. In July 2017 (post survey) founder Scott Hallsworth sold out to his business partners, so change may be afoot.
“Thrilling flavours” from “a wide ranging” Japanese menu again inspire rave reviews for Scott Hallsworth’s “hip, modern, trendy, but unpretentious” izakaya-style haunts, which are “a real favourite for a fun night out”. They’re “not for the hard of hearing” though, and SW3 is “a bit trashy” and “pure Chelsea” for some tastes.
“Super oishi!” (as they say in Japan) – ex-Nobu supremo Scott Hallsworth’s “funky, young and vibey” Izakayas have won fame with “amazing dishes, bursting with big bold flavours”. Staff can be “overwhelmed” though, and his W2 branch dished up some “disastrous” meals this year, in contrast to his well-rated newcomer in SW3 (near his original pop-up).
Kurobuta Restaurant Diner Reviews
"We had a good Sunday lunch. Wide range of mostly small tasty dishes. Warm but noisy(as known from previous visits) environment. A place worth visiting as we like Japanese food but not necessarily sushi."
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Last orders: 10.30 pm