Ex-Nobu chef Scott Hallsworth’s “welcome addition to London’s rock n roll Asian dining scene” Kurobuta will open at Harvey Nics in Knightsbridge on 6 November. The small, but expanding, group of Japanese izakaya-style restaurants already has an outpost in Bayswater, as well as its original pop-up-turned-permanent site on the King’s Road in Chelsea.
This latest incarnation of Hallsworth’s “casual” “buzzy” brand, serving “incredible and unusual flavours”, will take up residence on the iconic department store’s fifth floor.
Kurobuta first popped up on the King’s Road in October 2013 with a simple mission statement – to provide a casual dining space in which to enjoy excellent Japanese food with great beers and cocktails. Due to its massive popularity, it is now a permanent site. Kurobuta, Bayswater, officially opened in April last year.