Kurobuta, Scott Hallsworth's pop-up-turned-permanent Japanese restaurant on the King's Road, is to move London sites, as Hallsworth opens a new Asian diner on the first location.
Scott Hallsworth originally opened Kurobuta in 2013 at number 251 on London's King's Road, but will now take the site down the road to number 312. The new place will have 90 seats, and include a lounge area, private dining space and a beer keg table. The usual menu, such as the sashimi pizza and Robata barbecue plates, will be served, although it is expected that Hallsworth may introduce some new ideas.
Hallsworth will then move in the 38-cover Joe's Oriental Diner at the first location, with an expected opening date of 13 February.
It plans to serve Asian "dive bar"-inspired dishes from an open kitchen, including spicy chicken, sweet and sour fish, rib rendang, slow-cooked duck curry with lychee, and barbecued scallops. It will also offer frosted beers and Asian-style cocktails.
Kurobuta was first opened as a pop-up but then became permanent. The group opened a second Kurobuta, on Kendal Street near Marble Arch, in early 2014.