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Kitsu

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Japanese, Noodle, Sushi
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82a Victoria Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 2PW, England
+44 1892 515510
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Takeout

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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
No frills but great authentic dishes at a good price

It's like a greasy spoon cafe inside but a little gem in terms of the quality and authenticity of the food provided. Another bonus is that it is not licensed so you bring your own booze. There was a 12.5% surcharge for the fact that we were 6 people which seemed odd as we were bringing more... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
KarenEwan
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Sevenoaks, Kent
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Sevenoaks, Kent
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

It's like a greasy spoon cafe inside but a little gem in terms of the quality and authenticity of the food provided. Another bonus is that it is not licensed so you bring your own booze. There was a 12.5% surcharge for the fact that we were 6 people which seemed odd as we were bringing more business in than... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Visited here countless times. Usually an after work treat. Casual Asian cafe style with very extensive menu of sushi, sashimi and rice and noodle dishes. Bring your own booze. Good service and food absolutely brilliant. The green dragon roll is amazing. A must if you like sushi and noodles and want this whilst in Tunbridge Wells.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

Good service, helpful with menu, yummy juices, amazing sushi, great noodle dishes for non sushi eaters, BYOB! feels like you are sitting in a little Japanese house! This could go on forever... Do yourself a favour and go there!!!!!!

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Consistently fantastic, been coming here for years and never been disappointed (well except when we can't get a table!). You must book ahead, even midweek, as this tiny restaurant fills up quickly. BYO booze and reasonably priced food means the bill is usually less than you'd expect! If you don't like the idea of raw fish there are plenty of... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

As a big fan of kitsu, I was really disappointed when they changed owner. Visit three times after the new owner taking over, I have to say, the food is still absolutely fantastic. Still the same menu and same chef, only the different is better service and new dessert: banana roll with ice cream, my little one really enjoyed it.

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Kitsu-kiko, Manager at Kitsu, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your visit, looking forward to see you again. More 

Tunbridge Wells
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Since the change of ownership the fish is no longer as fresh, some of the food is over cooked and the meal portions have been reduced. It's no longer an outstanding sushi experience. We are very sad but I suppose it was inevitable.

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Kitsu-kiko, Owner at Kitsu, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. the ownership has changed few month now. We kept the original Menu and all the chef and waiting staff still the same. As you mentioned about the freshness of the fish, i think I need to explain: our fish's supplier is J.BENNETT which is one of the biggest fish supplier in uk, also... More 

Tunbridge Wells
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

In terms of Tunbridge Wells eating options this is certainly one of the top 5 for value and quality of food. Its not in an obvious location and the interior is more 'cafe' style rather than restaurant but the food was great and the service good. If you're new to sushi then just ask for help. We'd recommend the large... More 

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Kitsu-kiko, Manager at Kitsu, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the review, looking forward to see you again. More 

Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Had a wonderful meal here for our anniversary recently. So many friends rave about it, but hadn't managed to visit - but we will definitely be back, after the gorgeous sushi and fantastic noodles, and a very reasonable bill. My only criticism was that we were warned that it was BYO wine, but not that it was cash only, so... More 

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Kitsu-kiko, Manager at Kitsu, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the review, looking forward to see you again. More 

Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

A gem hidden behind Victoria Shopping centre, authentic cuisine at reasonable prices. We really enjoyed our various visits there and highly recommend it.

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Kitsu-kiko, Manager at Kitsu, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the review, looking forward to see you again. More 

Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Been here 3 or 4 times now and have to say the sushi is just as good as it's always been with the new people in charge. Great selection and always very fresh. We'll be back soon.

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Kitsu-kiko, Manager at Kitsu, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the review, looking forward to see you again. More 

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Additional Information about Kitsu

Address: 82a Victoria Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 2PW, England
Phone Number: +44 1892 515510
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Royal Tunbridge Wells
Open Hours:
Monday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 16 - 31
Cuisine: Japanese, Noodle, Sushi

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 82a Victoria Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 2PW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Royal Tunbridge Wells
  • Phone Number: +44 1892 515510

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 31
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Noodle, Sushi
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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