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Kintan

4.6
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742 Reviews
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£25 and under
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Japanese
Kintan is the first yakiniku-style restaurant in London. Yakiniku, literally meaning ‘grilled meat’, is the Japanese take on the Korean barbecue and one of the most popular dining styles in Japan. Being Japanese, Yakiniku restaurants employ a little engineering ingenuity to provide smokeless table grills with subterranean smoke extraction so that the flavour of the food stays on your plate and off of your clothes.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 742 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very special team, hard working and very good atmosphere.

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TCKENN
London
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My favourite Japanese BBQ restaurant serving super fine meat

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Christianc
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing experience but I have to say that the food was very good quality apart for the chicken.

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YunaYeh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience1

Someone brought the wrong person to our table. When I showed her my booking information, she didn't even see my information, told me that I had booked the wrong branch and asked me to go to Oxford Circus.

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kispa
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience. Great food, great staff, great prices. Would recommend!

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Bobby
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We had a lovely meal, the food was very nice, and the atmosphere was great.

We were abit annoyed that they were quite forceful when trying to have the table back after about 2 hours. We ordered set meal for 4 and drinks and we felt it was quite rude that they kept telling us no rush, but we need the table back in 15 mins.

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HemM
London
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience. Really helpful service, and the manager was great in helping us with the menu and what to avoid due to allergies. The chefs were also great in cooking to our needs, would highly recommend Kintan!

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Antonia
London
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I’ve been here several times and the food is always great. Unfortunately service was a bit off today, perhaps because it was really busy. Quite a few of our orders didn’t come and took a few promptings.

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Maddie
London
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Staff were really quick and attentive, food was delicious. Happy Hour all day meant we could eat a lot without spending too much. Had a really lovely time and will definitely come back!

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vipAlysM
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I enjoyed my meal at Kintan! Even at happy hour prices, I don’t think it was especially good value for money, but it was a nice treat and very tasty. They have also taken a lot of COVID precautions and have a very efficient safety system, which I very much appreciated.

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ChiakiY
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing food and experience.
And it was surprise that it was still doing eat out offer!
Thanks a lots.

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WilliamR
London
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great experience. First time at a Japanese BBQ. Very similar to Korean. Very good explanation of what to do and how to cook your food. Great value for money with discounts for VAT and £10 offer.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great value with the eat out to help out discount. Harami steak was delicious, defo worth a try if you haven’t had it before. Garlic rice was a bit too strong so would stick to steamed rice next time.

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Cecilia
London
7 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoy very much on their beef. And cheese with sweetcorn is great! yum!

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PebblesAsisi
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful and everything was so flavourful. There was always a waiter around and ready to help, if called. No build up of plates as they aim to remove empty ones, as soon as. I’ve been to Kintan 5 times in the last 2 years and will definitely keep going back. They kept in line with government guildlines for Social Distancing, while still retaining their authenticity and well liked atmosphere

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Jacob0
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a date or going as a group. The activity of grilling your own meat is a memorable social activity. Fun for all ages.

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Teetee
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience, came here for my friends birthday! They brought out a little desert with a candle! She loved it! The food was also excellent and service was fantastic!! Will definitely be coming back for more with more people ! Love the concept of you can cook it yourself with friends!

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LaanP
London
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food! Would highly recommend it for great value!

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FelixW
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and nice setting. Covid-measures were well done.

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Pari
London
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a really great experience - it’s more than just food! The food is DELICIOUS and it’s so much fun to grill the meat yourself! The green tea ice cream is amazing. The chicken basil sounds simple but it’s so, so good. 10/10 would go back x

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YaleniB
London
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A great place to try out Japanese BBQ. Fun, fairly straightforward, a bit expensive but worth it to celebrate a special occasion.

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kurtisM
London
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very welcoming staff
Nice ambience
Nice selection of food and drink
Will need to return when it’s happy hour

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viptaddo12
London
11 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Food was great and good value, though service was stretched and difficult to get their attention.

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Tee88
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely food, brilliant service, helpful staff, it’s a shame the cocktail bar worker wasn’t working so we couldn’t have any. But we had a lovely time and will go again.

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LucaS
London
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was very delicious and very value for money. The staff were very polite and helpful and the experience overall was nice and enjoyable. Only downside is that the grill is quite small considering we were a table of 5 so took some time to cook all the food we ordered but overall a very enjoyable and delicious experience

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WilliamB
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Very good food quality. Attentive and friendly service. Good social distancing and hygiene standards. Would highly recommend

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Ireti
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

- Service was decent. Not great. Had to ask twice where our order was
- you will be treated by the way you look. E.g., age/gender something my friend and I experienced

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dinning experience here

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Told them that it was for a birthday but didn’t receive any service that was different - made no difference. The food served didn’t look anything like how it was on the menu. The food wasn’t authentic either, everything was marinated and salty. The waitress didn’t tell us that we could choose between marinated and non-marinated

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CiaranH
London
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very nice food and selection of drinks. The staff were very friendly, albeit a little inattentive at times.

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AyoL
London
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and I like the fact that you can cook your own to meat to how you want it, great for going out with some friends. You get a booth to sit at which is really nice for chatting with your friends. The range of meat is great and portion size is fantastic too. I was very full and happy with my time, will definitely be going back!

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MP86
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Experience wasn’t that bad but I would say the only let down was a bit the service.
The 15min waiting for our table when we had a clear booking for 9:15 making us eat even later wasn’t great. If they do have policies for maximum stay, seems like it actually that doesn’t really apply. Staff apologised multiple times for the delay which is fine but once we sat down, the wasn’t wasn’t even really cleaned properly and menus were re-used from previous customers (as this whole pandemic issue happening, give to new customers new menus would be ideal and not dirty ones from others and make sure the whole table was proper sanitised).
We placed our orders and everything seems fine.
I guess something like 5/7 minutes later a waitress came back to let us now that they run out of Japanese Sausages and they would replace them with Halloumi instead, but, if we were going for meat maybe it should replace with other meat or at least give us a list of different replacements which we would agree with maybe...?
After less than 20min that we sat down and while we were eating the “starters”, we were approached by another waitress mentioning that the kitchen was closing and if we wanted to order something else but we said we were ok.

The second lot of food was delivered but the waitress didn’t really explain that certain stuff such as the butter corns and butter with garlic were meant to be put on the grill together with the meat and their explanation for how long food should be cook seems quite in a rush like she had better stuff to do...we basically found out about some stuff towards the end of our meal.

Most of the food arrived in a good timing but we had to wait for a couple of dishes while all the others were there and that happened like halfway through our meal...a checkback on us to know if everything was fine or we were missing something would had been nice to be fair.

So overall not a tremendous experience, but service should defo improve.

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Celia
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great.

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Sila
London
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I personally prefer the Holborn branch because the service is better, but the food is amazing whichever branch you visit. Me and my friends regularly eat at Kintan

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AnnaC
London
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good authentic food,lovely staff and such a wonderful sweet suprise for my husband's birthday!Deffo will recommend to friends :)

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Vader
London
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience3

Amazing Food
The best meats ive ever had

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vipwineats
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our fave restaurants in London. Best value for quality and quantity of food, especially during happy hour. There's always friendly service :)

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AMaggot
London
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very safe well managed environment and the food and service is always fanstastic. Loved the Tongue.

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KloeF
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

absolutely amazing food and the staff couldn’t have been nicer. the nicest place i have been out to eat in a very long time

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Eloiseg
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing as usual
There needs to be aircon or some sort of airflow as the temp of the restaurant was very high
I assume as there's grills it will be
Apart from that it was great
I will return again for the 50th time

FAQs

Kintan offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7242 8076.

Kintan is rated 4.6 stars by 742 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.