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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OT
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved the food. Especially all the beef items and sausage. Highly recommend to order garlic butter Dominican and butter corn along with kimchi and rice.

K
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Super convenient after a shopping trip and a fun way to eat - our second visit and it won't be our last. Service was a bit slow, like last time. Upstairs bar/waiting area could be improved - we were not offered drinks during the wait for our (booked) table and it feels like you're sitting in a cloakroom - zero ambience there. Downstairs is great though, a real buzz!

PV
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience1

Food-wise everything was great. However on the day we were there the fire alarm must have gone off at least 4 times in the space of 1 hour which was quite poor from the restaurant, for a BBQ place they should really have measures in place that prevents this sort of thing from happening.

Never had this issue at the Holborn one.

OT
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is greeeeeeeat!

CW
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A great restaurant with amazing food at reasonable prices. The takoyaki is a must!

k
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Short of staff at the entrance so you are normally made to wait to get seated even if you have a reservation. Sometimes you are made to wait for very long time...

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience! Great value! Can’t wait to go back!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience2

30th birthday meal. Was very nice but not as special as I had hoped for a 30th

OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The premium beef cuts were especially amazing! I would also recommend their toro beef and yakishabu. However their beef tongue was not the best, a little too thick for my liking. They give a good amount for the price, definitely worth checking out.

MS
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food, great
Value for money great
Little buzzer to ask for assistance instead of trying to make eye contact with waiting staff, great
Little private room with 2 tables, awesome!
Only down point was how loud the music was, we almost had to shout

YW
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent food, nice restaurant with good service. The restaurant was good for kids, even our infant. However, the restaurant lacked diaper changing boards in the toilets. We were given the option of going to "a closet" (!!!) so we unfortunately had to change our baby's diaper at the table on the booth seats.

NM
London
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Fun social place to eat with great food. Good for groups.

MM
London
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great experience! Took time to make my partner’s birthday special

OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go try the food, you won't regret it!

DY
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The venue needs a better ventilation. Our coats and hair was so stinky after we left. The see food that we cooked was fantastic, while the beef tongue was very chewy (used to grilled tongue melting in your mouth).

NL
London
26 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were seated at a nice large booth. The food was very nice. We ordered:
Spicy Salmon Volcano
Spicy Tofu
Shishito
Kintan Salad

OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

hostile waiter at the front desk

t
London
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

quality of food is nice. the same as in Tokyo. enjoyed genuine YAKINIKU.

m
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Service is usually poor and haphazard. However, if you want authentic Japanese bbq this is the only place in the UK. Me and my Japanese wife always go here when we visit London and besides the service are never disappointed. Go and enjoy....

OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

1st time to this location. Frequently visit the Holborn location.
Same amazing food, only “complaint” are the grills aren’t as hot/quick as Holborn, however he difference is minimal.
But then again, if you’re there for leisure and have the time to spare, it’s perfect!

RN
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My favourite place to eat (this and the Holborn location). A bit pricey but fantastic... especially with a carafe of warm sake!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food and service

JB
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Some of the worst service Ive seen in a restaurant in London. They were clearly understaffed as we constantly had to look for the waiter to ask for help or get drinks. It took us 4 times of asking to get the bill. Not great.

K
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Once we were seated the service was great. One of our bbq’s initially was taking a very long time to cook food but then one of the staff members fixed it up quickly.
Food was delicious and the happy hour is definitely great value!

CW
London
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It’s a little expensive considering you cook your own food! But it tastes sooooo good and it’s fun to bbq it yourself.
As a table of two we were on a little booth that had one side which was fine except we were facing the wall so it felt a bit odd.
Service is quite neutral but quick. We ordered a side that we never got (although we didn’t chase because we didn’t need it - we got the set menu for 2 and it was a perfect amount). It was still on the bill and they happily took it off for us

R
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing Food, Wonderful Staff - Went To Celebrate My Boyfriend's Birthday And The Staff Went Above And Beyond For Us ♥️ Couldn't Have Asked For A More Amazing Experience ♥️♥️♥️ Cannot Wait To Dine With Them Again !! 😁

AC
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Venue is lovely and food is great, however would be nice to get more meat for what we pay for!

W
London
11 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very average food, a bit dirty grills

SS
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious, everything was very well seasoned. The miso duck breast stood out for me and the whole experience is quite fun. Will definitely be going back!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, staff were friendly and food was yum

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience3

The food was very delicious but the service was a long wait. It took about 45 minutes before our mains arrive which were raw meats to be cooked by us.

r
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went here with my friend and we ordered the 3 course brunch which was a good price. 1 starter, 3 bbq and dessert. Plus soup, rice and salad were included. It was a fun BBQ experience as we cooked our food. We were so full afterwards. There is a mix of meat and seafood on their menu. I'd suggest to book a table in advance as the restaurant gets very busy. If you like Korean BBQ, then you will love the Japanese BBQ here.

JG
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really fun and great food. Would be easier to eat from rice bowls rather than plates

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Went out for a date with my boyfriend and food was really great but we were put in a shared room with a table of rowdy university students, so the experience wasn't great. Our food came quickly but the staff weren't as quick to respond after that. I would go again but would make sure to check first if it's a shared room or not.

SA
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Concept is good but the service was not al that, staff seem to not know what's going on and you do feel rushed there. Meat was really nice but i wouldn't recommend the noodles, this place is good for big groups and if you're doing the meal deal.

CG
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great and the excitement of cooking your own was a top hit with the children. The wait staff were very attentive and we had a great couple of hours. BUT and it’s a fairly big one for me, the restrooms were horrendous, really dirty, broken seat and just pretty grim. Unfortunately, that really worries me about the state of the kitchen!

MW
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

As much as the food was nice and the ambience the service made the evening unpleasant in some respects. We were rushed to leave the table, when having booked there was no indication of there being a time limit, nor were we made aware of one when we were shown to our table. The waitress was very pushy, always wanting to know what we wanted next before having a chance to look at the menus, taking away our plates whilst my friend was still eating and then quickly asking for dessert orders before we even looked. Then once desserts were served and I was still eating she appeared with the bill and the card machine ready to take our payments when we made no indication that we were ready to pay. Such poor service, making a very negative dining experience at what could be a very pleasant restaurant.

AN
London
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my girlfriend birthday !!! Amazing service, happy and friendly staff and delicious food. Thank you so much from Russian hehehe

JG
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & service with reasonable prices. Went during the week at lunch time where you can get happy hour on alcoholic drinks 50% off. Had a set menu "meat feast" £50 for 2 persons, excellent value for money and excellent quality.

m
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went there with my two daughters, a bit afraid of staying in a restaurant with the kids with me. The atmosphere is very relaxed, definitely, a family-friendly place and the self-cooking grill in the middle of the table was the big attraction of the evening. The food was very good! We picked a set menu for 4 and we were in 5, and we struggled to finish it!
Absolutely recommended!