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Kulu Kulu

#5,041 of 17,078 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Covent Garden
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51-53 Shelton Street, London WC2H 9JU, England
+44 (0)20 7240 5687
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I come here about twice a week for delicious sushi. The staff leave you to enjoy your meal - don't take this as bad service, they are working round the clock, but leave it to you for ask for drinks etc. If you like sushi for the western palate, come here.

Thank Lodette27
Stockholm, Sweden
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

We visited Kulu with our kids ages 8 and 11. We enjoyed tasting sushi of many different kinds. We all found different favorits and we can absolutely recommend Kulu Kulu.

Thank Susanna M
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

very nice place for a quick lunch and the green tea is great and free with food. service a bit scatty but overall great meal

Thank healingsavage
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38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Excellent value for money and good quality sushi without trying to be posh and changing inflated prices. The hand rolls were great, salmon skin roll to die for. Free Japanese tea to go with meals, this is our favourite Kulu Kulu out of the chain of 3.

Thank Allen P
London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

My friend suggested Kulu Kulu and was positively raving about it. Said to expect queues and a buzzing atmosphere. We arrived to an almost empty restaurant and the atmosphere was, well, just weird. The waitress, while friendly, wasn't able to help us with any of our questions. The chef, who she sought out when she too flustered, was reluctant to... More 

Thank kiwigirlabroad
Zagreb, Croatia
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

This was a curious experience. The staff were not particularly warm, and the whole place is lacking in atmosphere. I was afraid that the food may be equally bland, but, yay! It was amazing! The eggplant (aubergine) dish was fab as was the salmon heads in radish dish. It's clearly an after work destination as it started to fill up... More 

Thank Nat N
Hørsholm, Danmark
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76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

An empty restaurant should have given me a huge warning. Sat down, tried a few of the things from the rolling band. Ok quality, but nothing amazing. Did it all looked just a little old? Will return and try a day with a full restaurant.

Thank VinKreutzer
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

We keep returning to this great small Japanese sushi restaurant in South Kensington. Freshly made sushi selections on conveyor, unlimited green tea, and good value for London. The hand rolls with soft shell crab or salmon avocado are very good. Great location near exhibition road and museums.

Thank carlosf65
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016 via mobile

I've been going to Kulu Kulu for about 8 years now and have turned loads of colleagues and friends onto it; recommending its no-nonsense approach and high quality but reasonably priced sushi. The prices have increased a fair bit over the years - which is to be expected (though I would have preferred it if the portion sizes hadn't shrunk).... More 

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Greater London
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68 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

Having frequented the Brewer Street Kulu Kulu near Piccadilly Circus for many years for reliably fresh and good sushi with belt-serve convenience (ideal for pre-theatre) I was delighted to discover they have opened a branch in the Seven Dials area of Covent Garden. As at Brewer St, great variety of dishes including many fish (amazing fresh tuna and salmon that's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51-53 Shelton Street, London WC2H 9JU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighborhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)20 7240 5687

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or simply to be among the multitude of people who pass through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated by some impromptu act of a street performer wowing the crowds in Covent Garden's Piazza. If you do have tickets, you'll be pleased to note that many of the local eateries accommodate theatergoers with prix fixe menus, early dinners, and later than usual opening hours. 

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