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“Delicious meat!!!”

Kintan Japanese BBQ
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Ranked #2,609 of 24,242 Restaurants in London
Price range: US$14 - US$72
Cuisines: Barbecue, Japanese
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: Holborn
Description: We are THE ONLY restaurant in Europe who offers an authentic Japanese BBQ experience. We bring you raw meat, seafood, and vegetable and you cook them as you like on a built-in grill at your table! Please visit our website for Happy Hour when many items are half price and we also offer value-for-money set menus to cater groups or 2, 4, and 6. If you just want to have some drinks and snack, we invite you to our in-house bar where special food are at a lower price.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is a great way to bond and share an experience with a friend/partner. Patrons get to cook their own food, with the assistance of the waiters. The staff are extremely friendly as well and never hesitate to help enhance the experience. We chose the meat platter and we didn’t regret it!

Thank kipepeo254
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

4 of us had a meal here , with drinks £160 , that’s great for central London , and we were really happy and stuffed full ,
Set meals are plenty full and very tasty ,
The grill it your self concept is also a brilliant experience, they bring you thin slices of different meats & veg pre marinaded in various different tasty sauces & herbs ,
You simply put it on your in table grill (remember to turn the meat after a few seconds else it will stick !!) and it’s superbly tasty ,
The concept is simply and great fun ,
Out waitress was great too (purple curly hair )
This is one of the best meals & eating experiences I’ve ever had and I’ve travelled the world a lot ,

Thank THELAZYBOY
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you sit at the bar, then be ready to be treated like you’re invisible.

The food menu at the bar is cheaper, so that’s probably why the staff treats you with indifference. You basically need to shout to get attention, otherwise you’re completely ignored.

The staff needs to be more attentive.

Food is below average, the garlic noodles with chicken was terrible, the chicken looked disgusting.

I won’t come back

2  Thank Dan P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is great. True Japanese style BBQ (yakiniku) and the happy hour price (until 18:30) is very satisfying. However, the service and the waiter was unbelievably horrible.
Expect minimal service when you are there.

- Kept on saying that he is "busy" so we needed to wait
- Once he came, because he was "busy", he asked us to order all at once
- He was training a new staff so instead of serving customers, he was busy teaching him how to serve...fro my perspective, they should do that outside the official hour.
- When we were paying, he kept on tapping on that pay machine, pretending to be extremely busy

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1  Thank Sho1212
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

First time in this type of restaurant, the overall experience was enjoyable and quite fun. We had pre-booked and table, which was a good idea as people walking in were told the wait time was 2hours on a Saturday.
We also had looked at the menu perhaps so knew what to order so we could maximise our “cooking time”.
Once orders the food came out pretty quickly and all together. Instructions weren’t really given although it wasn’t too difficult grilling a bit of meat, the cuts were a good size so they cooked quickly and they were bite size.
The staff weren’t as attentive as I would have liked and we had to wait a bit to actually get attention of staff.
Other than that the eating experience as a whole was an enjoyable one.

Thank Rahu P
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