Kurumaya Barbican

4.2
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15 reviews
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£25 and under
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Japanese

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Kurumaya is a restaurant in the heart of the City offering a wide range of authentic Japanese cuisine. Our Executive Head Chef, Rico Venzon, has over 25 years experience in the art of sushi preparation

Our Kaiten bar serves expert cuts of sushi, maki and sashimi along with a selection of hot dishes and is open throughout the day. If you are looking for more than just sushi, try our basement restaurant. Our chefs present a mouth-watering selection of Japanese food and the intimate restaurant features a sunken Tatami seating area.
What 15 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.1
Food
3.8
Service
3.4
Ambience
3.9
Value
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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N
London
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

Sushi is normally very good but we all ordered bento boxes, not knowing that it would be terrible quality. In addition, they were £14-16 each! I can recommend the sushi and sashimi but their cooked food from the kitchen was shocking. Waitress was kind and lovely as was the atmosphere.

P
London
5 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food.

BM
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great location and very nice setting with only a few tables. The food was fantastic and quite good value for sushi.

j
London
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Its jUst like being in one of the side street restaurants in Tokyo

JC
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

very good japanese in barbican, good service, pretty fast.

JB
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience2

The Japanese food was excellent and the service very good and quick. Ideal for lunch. The

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Poor quality food

GS
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Tiny place not ideal for a quick bite, we waited 35min to be served 2 regular sushi plates and we arrived late to the concert. Only one kind guy serving, cleaning, taking payments and welcoming guest a bit too much for one person. The sushi was good but not exceptional, more authentic Japanese style than in other fancy places in London but the sushi master takes its own time preparing it that is not in line with London fast piece. The aircond was too strong

C
London
40 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Dining at Kurumaya is an experience. Food is good and plentiful. Descriptions on the menu match the food itself so you know what you are getting. The only downside is the lack of space and feeling quite squashed in. We were a party of two sat directly behind a party of 4 including a child. Noise levels at times were intrusive because of proximity. If they can address this as their popularity grows then I forsee great things ahead.

C
London
40 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Good food and ambience

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We ordered unagi don and pork katsu don, plus the sashimi platter. All were good. The shop is pretty tiny so the tables are kind of squished together a bit. It's a short walk to the barbican centre if you need eat before a show!

CW
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely tiny little place. Not everything on the menu was available but everything we ordered was very tasty.

D
London
19 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Small, cosy little restaurant near Barbican with good variety on the menu and very good sushi. We were pleasantly surprised. The service was friendly and quick as well. It is now one of our favourite sushi places, so I'm sure we'll be back there.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Salmon!

JS
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Was able to book a table but there was no food left