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Kitsu

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Japanese, Noodle, Sushi, Asian
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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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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
Superb sushi amazing value

This is my new favourite restaurant in Tunbridge Wells! Have heard of it before but only tried last month. I've been missing out all this time! Delicious sushi, very authentic. Not overpriced like London sushi. Can't fault!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Leedstown, United Kingdom
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English first
Leedstown, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This is my new favourite restaurant in Tunbridge Wells! Have heard of it before but only tried last month. I've been missing out all this time! Delicious sushi, very authentic. Not overpriced like London sushi. Can't fault!

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Ashford, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Who in this day and age doesnt accept credit cards? Well its Kitsu! Not only this they dont have a licence so you have to remember not only to take cash you have to take your own alcohol too! Menu dated 2013 which is concerning, and toilets look like they need a dramatic re-paint. Lastly whilst waiting for the toilet... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The best sushi I have ever had. Blew all of the fancy London sushi places out of the park. Prices are very good! Good service. Just wished they delivered!!

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Kitsu has changed hands but everything else is still the same. Same menu same price cash only same byob. This is our favorite restaurant in tunbridge wells. The value for our money is top notch. Can't recommend this place enough. We take people hear all the time that have never had sushi and they say they can't believe how much... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Went here with my wife with no booking. Tiny place with tight seating. Cash only. Fast service. You need to like those points first to appreciate the rest. Really really really good salmon, tuna and yellow tail nigiri. Miso soup is awesome too. Good price as well.

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Thank you for the review, hope to see you soon in Kitsu. More 

Tonbridge, Kent
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

You may think you are heading the wrong way as you try to find Kitsu, it is tucked away behind the shopping centre car park, in a rather unassuming building. It is also pretty small, probably only 12 or so tables. Quite tightly packed. It is unusual also in that is cash only and has no alcohol licence. However the... More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Went there last night with friends. Excellent food, excellent choice of Sushi. A very intimate venue, but not to loud. If it's Sushi in kent you are after this is still the place to go. Bring your own booze if you want a harder drink and don't forget it's cash only. Service could do with some improvement but overall good.... More 

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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I've had both take away (on numerous occasions) and eaten in a couple of times as well. Take away: Always is very fresh, even when ordering tempura it doesn't go soggy. Best to phone up as takes about 15/20 minutes to prepare. Eat in: I've only ever done this at lunch time and taken advantage of their lunch time offer.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This is nothing like the Japanese food I grew to know and love over the years I spent in Japan. I think the restaurant used good-quality ingredients (although not strictly what you would find in authentic Japanese dishes), but my ramen was completely tasteless.

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

Thank you for the review. Our ramen soup base is using fresh free range chicken and 'old fashion' way cook 6-8 hours, also we don't put any ajinomoto to our food, just try to make our food taste original and health. wish to see you again in kitsu and i will show you our fresh ingredients and original way for... More 

Kent, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I occasionally crave Japanese food and was not disappointed when we visited Kitsu. It is very authentic and does not try to be anything other than what it is, a great little place that is a true taste of Japan.

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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 15 - 31
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Noodle, Sushi, Asian
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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