It’s been such a long week. I can barely look back and recognize this seemingly-happy person who was about to have the best Japense junk food dinner ever!
Kurobuta is located at two hundred & fifty-one Kings Road in Chelsea. The first time I came here a few months ago, it was a pop-up run by an ex-Nobu chef who went hipster and hired a bunch of dudes with beards to serve his Japanese pub grub. It was awesome – just what SW3 needed.
The only thing different about this visit is now Kurobuta is now staying permanently!
Welcome (officially) to the neighborhood!
Now I will always have a joint nearby that serves Kirin with a frozen beer “head” on top.
And to enjoy the open kitchen where cookery becomes theatre. It’s fascinating watching the chefs cook and prep each dish as it comes out.
The sake selection is limited but there is always a new and intriguing label on offer. Our bottle went down a treat with a few of these rice crisps to nibble on as we prioritized our menu options.
We decided to start with more traditional Japanese choices – maki, seaweed salad, and sashimi.
Before going glam with some Wagyu sliders…
Then getting our hands (or rather, chopsticks) dirty with some insanely succulent BBQ chicken.
For desert, we mellowed out with our favorite cushy little rice pastry treats – mochi!!
And it’s official. I love Kurobuta and I’m so glad they are here to stay!