Kintan Oxford Circus

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Yakiniku
"Welcome to Kintan, home of the Japanese BBQ style of dining also known as ""Yakiniku"". At Kintan, our guests instantly turn into expert chefs with the smokeless grills install at each table.

Dishes at Kintan represent a combination of authentic Japanese cuisine and contemporary take on local ingredients. "
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SF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food with friendly staff. Highly recommended, but I'd say stick to the happy hours, as the menu is a bit on the expensive side. If you know your beef, just order those, don't go for the premade sets, as they have a few filler items, such as a salad, hot dogs, etc. The Takoyaki and Gyoza are amazing.

j
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience3

service very bad and one of the guy is very rude..

SJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great fun and great food and service. Would highly recommend.

MS
London
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really great for lunch during the week. Very short distance from regent Street and Oxford Street. Good selection and service. Kids really enjoyed it.

NW
London
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive service and good food. Food arrived quickly and of good quality. Amazing dinner!

LG
London
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was speedy and very friendly.
Food was incredible, we went when it was between 2-5pm which meant all dishes on the promotional menu were 241. So worth it! Lots of food, really good quality and tasty meat and generous portions.

I’ll definitely come back!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience1

Jolly good value if you get in during Happy Hour. I am a fan of the food / flavours and it is overall a fun experience so that manages to offset the particularly poor service - sadly I've not been impressed on each of the four times I've been here - especially on this occasion. This time, we were at the back of the room so we were basically in no-man's land. Having ordered the Kintan set for 4, all the food gets basically dumped on the table at the same time and then no one bothers to come back and see if we need plates clearing, any more drinks, or even to check things are fine. I had to get up and find staff on three separate occasions to order drinks and a bit more rice and their response made it seem like I was the nuisance. The staff didn't have much of a clue about Japanese Sake either, or what to recommend.

Also, sadly, the ladies facilities were extremely grim, with water everywhere over the sink and paper towels on the floor. I checked the rota that was visible on the back of the door which showed the hourly slots of when it had been last cleaned. Perhaps someone had forgotten to tick the box but nothing had been ticked - so implies hadn't been cleaned - since 2pm and we were there from 6pm-8pm. I ended up asking someone to clean it on my second visit just before we left.

SK
London
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The rice quality was worse than before, especially steam rice was bad quality.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very nice, food was good and a great atmosphere

HB
London
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, food was wonderful!..... I went there for my birthday and the waiting staff made me feel very special :)

FC
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great deal, great flavoured food. Really good for a gathering with friends and loved ones. The whole experience made it an enjoyable dinner with colleagues - they loved it too!

L
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Hard to find Yakiniku in the UK but this was a great example and definitely go for the premium US meats! Really enjoyed our meal.

JF
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice experience to be with the familY or friends, would go back again

OT
London
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super! Idea divertente. Carne e versure ottimi. Servizio cordiale. Da italiani forse eravamo un po’ sopra i toni, rispetto agli aktri tavoli

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R
London
7 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice vibe. Don’t be put off by the quiet upstairs are - all the action is downstairs. Food was excellent and staff were friendly.

N
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal - good gzoya and nibbles to start and then a barbecue feast that we cooked at the table. Very nice waitress as well.

E
London
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Kin Tan is the best restaurant ever! Sadly I’leaving London in a couple of days and Kin tan is the place I’ll miss the most! I’ve been there around 20 times and I only know about it for 2 months now!! The ambiance, the food!! The people! Everything!
Thank you Kin tan, I’ll see you soon!
:))))

R
London
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Korean guy who served us was really accommodating. He explained the menu really well and he was very patient with us while we decide what to order. The food is really nice as well although I don’t really like the spicy pork because it’s too sweet but overall, my experience is really good.

KB
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Rai had nice smile, friendly and professional, other staff were great too. Food was amazing as always. We tried Taiyaki for dessert and it was a good choice as well. Will return again soon. Highly recommended!

NL
London
29 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really lovely lunch and Happy Hour prices made it even better. Food was all great, staff were efficient, beer was delicious.

TA
London
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We are having Buffet, food quality is very good and tasty. But in term of serving, the serving time is very slow and heating system is not fast as they could. But overall is very ok.

NM
London
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Was an excellent Yakiniku restaurant. Food quality was great! Will definitly be returning. The let down was the set menu we ordered didn't have the desert (Smoors) available but the manager was very kind and gave us a discount off the bill at end for this. So all in all a great experience.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful food as always,
Service good
Only toilets were a bit dirty - just needs a bit more regular cleaning

M
London
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Good,but service charge were a little bit expensive and the service is okay.

A
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service were good. Although had to wait for a good 20 mins even after making a reservation. They don’t really have ventilations for all the bbq smokes. Our clothes ended up smelling so beefy after dinner. Not suitable for dinner before a night out.

JS
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We have already tried out kintan at Holborn branch and loved it. So we thought why not try out the oxford branch. It’s still a lovely Bbq experience. However since we came at 9pm. There wasent much of a table service who was as attentive. However we still enjoyed our food and love the Happy hour!

ML
Berkshire
16 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy Hour and 241 deal is definitely good.

GS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

My fiance and I were recommende this restaurant.

When we arrived there was noone in the reception/bar which was strange. When the chap eventually arrived there was no apology or anything he just took us to our table with very little interest of sense of quality service. He just seemed upset and didn't want to be there. Not a very nice greeting or good first impression.

It was pretty fun but the waitress never looked at our table when she walked past (we sat in a corner) so every time we wanted a drink I had to shout over the extremely loud rock music (I think you should play japanese music and a bit calmer. Particularly as it was sunday night) to get her attention. And it took ages to get our drinks. I had to ask twice when they would come. Then I saw them on the bar and considered going to take them myself but the waitress finally saw them and brought them to us.

We ordered a cocktail but we were told they couldn't make it so we ordered a glass or rose instead. But when the bill came, the cocktail was included. We asked for it to be removed and they had to give us the refund in cash.

I thought the food was ok (we had the ninja) but there was a definate lack of vegetables. It just seemed to be quite a lot of just meat with a very uninspiring bowl of cabage.

We had quite a fun time though which was entirely due to the theatre and fun of cooking ourselves. The service, however, was really lacking.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience1

The ventilation design very poor, very smelly from head to toe.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate our mother in laws birthday, and we all enjoyed it very much. The food was amazing, the vibes of the restaurant and staff were really great. We have my 1 year old with us and they had provided a high chair the only downside I would say is not having a baby changing area.. you can’t have one thing and not the other so that was a disappointment. But overall food and restaurant amazing.

GG
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We had an option for 2 people which adequately fed 3. Perfect. Thank you

OT
London
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Chinese waitress was so rude. Set menu was poor quality! Very expensive!!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Overpriced even in Happy Hour. The food was like 6/10.

R
London
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my sixth time dining in Kintan and every time is just as good as the last. It just never ceases to impress me. The choice of food and the value is amazing and it creates such a social vibe because you all have to grill your food on the same grill so it’s a great atmosphere. Would recommend this without a doubt to everyone. One of, if not my favourite place to eat out.

FR
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a really nice experience and all staff very friendly and helpful

S
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great quality meats, however portion size was on the small side.. flavours were delicious especially the small starters.. dips cost £1 each would be nice if they were part of the meal. Beers ok selection.. nice atmosphere

D
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went for a birthday meal, went during happy hour and for the two of us came to just under £130.00 though we were enjoying some of the more premium meats. This is our go to restaurant when we visit London and already can’t wait to go again!

KL
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The style of the restaurant is excellent! The meats and vegetables available to order are all well-prepared and the staff are good at advising how to cook your food.

NB
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner last time , group of 6 people. Maria served us, super lovely! Everything with a smile and food wise was perfect.
We’ll be back for sure

L
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really nice food quality and local taste. Loooove it!!!!!!