When dining in a Chelsea postcode you can usually expect a large bill to come with it and Kurobuta doesn’t disappoint in this respect. The problem with these ‘sharing dish’ restaurants means our eyes become larger than our stomachs with all the tantalising variations on offer. How can we possibly be expected to choose between sweet potato and soba-ko fries, crunchy rice senbei crisps with avocado-jalapeno dip, flamed edamame with sake and lemon and pork scratchings? And that’s just the snack selection at Kurobuta. With cold raw salads to appease the Chelsea yummy-mummy crowd us mere mortals can feast from the Japanese junk food menu with BBQ pork ribs and wagyu beef sliders being the real crowd pleasers.
Expect a lot of neighbouring tables of shouty girls called Tara but this pop-up is soon to move to its new permanent Marble Arch location to avoid the pitfalls of Chelsea. Take a lady friend (men will wolf through your pay packet in one sitting) – preferably one with a deep wallet and order everything.