Rock ‘n’ Roll sushi pops up on King’s Road

Nobu chef’s new venture now open in Chelsea

October 29, 2013 17:26 | Food and Drink | By Jonathan Lloyd 200907_jl
Kurobuta

A brand new pop-up restaurant devised by Nobu chef Scott Hallsworth has opened on King’s Road on the site where rock god Jimi Hendrix spent his last night.
 
Kurobuta, which combines Japanese cuisine served to a soundtrack of rock ‘n’roll music, has opened at 251 King’s Road for a limited time ahead of its opening in Marylebone later this year.
 
Lovers of Japanese cuisine will know their sushi and sashimi is in safe hands as soon as they hear Scott, a highly skilled and experienced exponent of Japanese cuisine, is running the joint.
 
Having delighted discerning Nobu regulars both here and in his home country of Australia for years, Scott has continued to pursue his passion for pushing gastronomic boundaries with his latest project.
 
Kurobuta is open all day, so diners can enjoy a fortifying breakfast of Japanese pastries and Monmouth coffee – East meets West in the deliciously different yuzzoo tarts and kabocha bread.
 
Or pop in for a snack of flamed edamame or crunchy rice senbei crisps with avocado-jalapeno dip, washed down perhaps with a Japanese cocktail like the ‘Bonzai Kitten' – a moreish mix of sake, vodka, calpis and lime juice – or a choice of six distinctively different sakes with enticing names like ‘Dancing Geisha’ and ‘Misty Mountain’.
 
Adventurous types have to sample a Kirin Frozen Head beer – it comes ice-chilled and topped with a frozen head of foam so it stays refreshingly cold right down to the last drop! Genius.
 
Lunch and dinner options include a stunningly fresh sashimi/salad selection including the like of yellowtail sashimi and crispy skin duck salad. For those who love their robata, there’s a great choice cooked over charcoal – tea-smoked lamb, free-range chicken kushi-yaki and Scott’s to-die-for signature dish of BBQ pork belly in steamed buns – unmissable.
 
Sushi includes the tempting likes of soft shell crab tempura maki and salmon gravadlax maki on offer.
 
For foodies on the go, Kurobuta will also be serving freshly prepared 5-minute bento boxes and everything on the menu is available for takeaway too.

Tags: Kurobuta, Japanese


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