Kintan Oxford Circus

4.5
1255 reviews
£25 and under
Yakiniku
Until further notice, we will temporary stop accepting bookings of larger than 6 at both of our Kintan locations. We truly apologise for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding while we work through this issue. Please continue to check back to our webpage for the most up to date information as well as when we will be able to accept large group bookings again. Please do not make multiple bookings and ask to be sat together as these may be refused on arrival.

What 1255 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.4
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4.4
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Some of the meals are with not that good quality as before.

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Dragon
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

First time when there for lunch and had the set lunch which is value for money however soup could have been hotter and the rice wasn't that fresh compared to the usual . But one of our favourite restaurants

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SatoshiK
London
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We had all you can eat offer at lunch time. it was very good and great value!

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AlessiaR
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I brought my boyfriend to your restaurant and it was his first time eating japanese food.
He struggled with chopsticks LOL but he liked it, we will come back for sure.

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Swiftdaddy
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Ok, so we had a booking at 7 and were waiting for a table to become available. A group then came in after us with a 6.45 booking and with apologies our table was given to them. We then had to wait longer ( it was about 7 at the time and luckily it wasn’t long but it’s the principle).
After our meal we ordered dessert after which, the woman from front of house came and told us we needed to leave our table in 5 minutes as she needed our it for another booking! But we had just ordered dessert! The situation was fixed with another member of staff apologising, telling us we could take as long as we wanted and we shouldn’t be pressured to leave which was nice but the atmosphere by then was ruined.
The food itself was nice but not amazing as the portion sizes varied and you don’t get a lot for your money.
It was super busy and loud and crowded and the food came a little haphazardly with the drinks just dumped on the table for us to decipher what was what. Which was annoying as we were trying new things we’d never had before.
All in all I don’t regret the experience but would not be going back any time soon.
If you’re planning on going, I wouldn’t say not to, just give Saturday night a miss.

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localdiner
London
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favourite restaurants at the moment. It ticks all the boxes. Tasty, healthy and authentic food which doesn't break the bank. Fun experience and great set up to enjoy Japanese yaki niku. Smooth and efficient service. Keep it up!

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KoraG
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Food is good. The service is quite slower than before. Perhaps staff shortage?

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Mamig
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It was great overall but our heat cooker was keep turning itself off. As ut happened last time as well, id like them to make sure that they work properly... thanks,

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Shay
London
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2022
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

Servers were rude, they tried to charge us double what we eat, the. tried to kick us out for being at the table for an hour and a bit, we left hungry and ended up going to McDonalds

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AngelaT
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2022
Overall1Food5Service1Ambience3

I’ve been yesterday evening to eat in this restaurant in Oxford Circus, as I’ve been before to the Holborn branch. Nothing to say about food as it was as I remembered it - delicious! But the overall experience has been very poor, as nobody informed us that we had one hour and a half to finish our meal and we were rushed three times by the staff to pay our bill, while we were still eating! I mean, it’s already difficult during these times to go out again and pay a fair amount of money to dine out, nowhere was mentioned that we had only that little time to finish our meal and I was really upset that once I had enough money to go out and dine with my friend for once after a long time, I was rushed to leave the table. Very poor behaviour. When asked to the waitress, they said that the manager on duty was rushing them to ask for customers to pay the bill! And there were no people waiting outside! Not a good experience. At all.

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Jules
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service

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RuxandraC
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fast and effective service, delicious food and very friendly staff

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NatashaW
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2022
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Had a fantastic experience, our waiter Jacob was amazing and gave delicious recommendations as well as great service . I’m not usually one to leave reviews but the personal touch it added was just lovely especially as it was my birthday. We hope to be back soon!

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EmmaH
London
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Had a great experience at Kintan Oxford Circus. Our server, Jacob, was great - very attentive, friendly and patient. The food was fantastic (I especially recommend the skirt steak and the garlic rice). Prices were very reasonable. We will be back for sure.

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MichaelT
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2022
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

The bbq meat was too salty and my date wasn't too happy about it.

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Ricky
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Nice restaurant, but very displeased with having to send a premium rate text message to confirm my booking.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Lovely food as always but a couple of the waiting staff seemed like they didn’t want to be there.
A bit snappy I’d say

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vipTCKENN
London
15 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2022
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

My favorite Japanese BBQ place to go when I'm in need of some good quality meat. Only a small disappointment this time, the grill was not hot enough. It took 20 minutes to grill a thinly sliced steak! It took 20 minutes for the manager to come and fix it! Oh, they do happy hour pricing before 6pm and after 9pm!

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RebeccaG
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoy Kintan very much, we go Atleast once a month. With ordering on the phone, it makes the experience very smooth and quick! A must try experience for all!!

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MasakiS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2022
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Alice was attentive!!
Thank you for good hospitality!!

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FoodieInsider
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

The service is quite friendly and the food quality is above average.

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Beth
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Fantastic food, great atmosphere! Had a lovely time and great experience.

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AmberM
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience2

The food is amazing, apart from the garlic rice which i remember to be a lot bigger and tastier. The meat is great though. The waiters brought food quickly but just didn't bring some of the things, e.g. they bought one plate and utensil less and we had to ask for extra but it took about 5 minutes to get their attention. In general critisism is it was very hard to get waiters attention and we had to wait ages to get a second water, chopsticks or anything we asked for. The table we got after we said it was for a birthday was one in the very corner where one of the chairs was sandwiched between the wall and the table with just enough space for a very thin person to sit. That being said, the food was very tasty and the positive is definitely more. We would go again.

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RuiP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were very happy at the Kintan - a jolly family meal after all.

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AntonyH
London
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant, lovely staff and good fun will definitely be returning

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ChrisenshiaA
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Highly recommended, great service, good value for a group of friends, or individually

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MichelleB
London
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great value and fantastic food. Good location as very close to underground station.

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vipMymy
Manchester
16 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

very happy with the meal. service provided by the lady was great and the food was tasty, very nice experience and very good value

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Maykay
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2022
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Lovely place. Enjoyed the food. Service was a bit hectic. And slightly overpriced.

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MeakahP
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was good , service was great! Couldn’t ask for better customer service and experience to be honest!

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NeilA
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2022
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Overall Kintan is excellent when it comes to their service. I’m just wondering though about the “anniversary” event that I had put in the booking. I think that there’s something that the place should have brought like a cake or something.

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VENB
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2022
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience3

We had to constantly ask for someone because service was very slow. We had an appointment somewhere else after lunch but was late as a result because we didn’t expect service at the restaurant to be so slow and inefficient. Value of the food also doesn’t seem to match with the portions provided.

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Amynn
London
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience3

the meat is too salty and seems to be not really fresh

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EllaB
London
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent food and worth the price - definitely recommend

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EricaL
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Food and service are generally good, but we didn't like the salbi beef, too chewy. They also ran out of draft beef. :(

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Jopple
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Everything is great except that the food is a bit salty, and there are some tiny holes in the booth seats and table.

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LondonSam
London
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Kids loved the idea of cooking their own food at the table. Great food and experience, now a firm favourite with the family.

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Rintis
London
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was incredible, the staff were very kind. Felt looked after

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Mckenzie
London
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, superb atmosphere and staff extremely friendly and prompt! All the reasons why this place is one of my favourite spots in London!

McKenzie

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VinzT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

Food was good.
Service was appalling especially the waiter of south Asian descent. His service was probably worst I have seen in London, worse than any in China town. We splitters the bill, he overcharged us wrongly and was reluctant to handle it. When he brought out the food, he didn’t bother explain which is which. Me and my friends ordered different set and it was difficult to know which dish belong to which set. We had to ask another gentle for help. When he took away the empty plates, it was messy. Terrible employee.

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Kintan Oxford Circus is rated 4.5 stars by 1255 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.