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“Consistently Wonderful”
Review of Kitsu

Kitsu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $27
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed February 27, 2014

Kitsu is easily my favourite restaurant in Tunbridge Wells. Truth be told, it’s probably my favourite restaurant full stop. It sells the most delicious, fresh, homemade sushi as well as a variety of noodle and rice dishes. From the outside it doesn’t look like a remarkable place however, this adds to its charm – it’s a truly unique, quirky little place. If anything the minimalistic décor is refreshing.

Although in the past I’ve been slightly overwhelmed by the extensive sushi menu, I’ve got into the routine of asking the staff for recommendations, which means I’m constantly trying new food. The waiters and waitresses are all very obliging and completely humor me.

You should know that they don’t have a bar license, but you’re able to bring your own alcohol – if I remember correctly there’s a (very small) corkage fee. In terms of pricing, the food is really very reasonable, especially when you compare it to somewhere like YoSushi. You can get a bento box, which includes miso soup, for around £15 and noodle/rice dishes cost roughly £10. They also do an inexpensive lunch menu, which is certainly worth checking out.

I’m thrilled to say that this wonderful little restaurant is, deservedly, often very busy – particularly in the evenings. So it’s definitely best to book in advance.

If you do go, enjoy!! And order the dragon fish sushi roll.

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Thank Eva S
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Reviewed February 23, 2014

Kitsu is a little gem for noodles and sushi. You can bring your own booze and enjoy a good conversation. You will be talked through the menu. Thanks to the delightful Portuguese waitress today who was so lovely and helpful :-)

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Thank QuixoticWine
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Reviewed February 20, 2014

Kitsu is Brilliant. There is no other way to describe it. Our second visit and the a different choice of food. As good as the first time.....

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Thank Samboii
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Reviewed February 15, 2014

We have been searching for a sushi restaurant in kent and this one had always been recommended to us. However we live in Maidstone which is a good half hour drive. We phoned up and discovered they did takeaway! So we put in a huge order and drove over from Maidstone to collect. When we got it home we were so excited and we were not disappointed. The portions were huge and the sushi was amazing! We were so impressed!! Amazing food, great pice and will definitely do the drive again for top notch sushi!! Please open a restaurant in Maidstone!!!

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Thank SazzleG36
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Reviewed February 11, 2014

Have been to Kitsu so many times and the food is always fresh and delicious. My only very tiny tiny gripe is that the menu is very extensive and it could be difficult to choose but this can be easily overcome if you consult the charming management who will, if you outline briefly what you'd like to eat and how much you'd like to spend, will produce a fabulous selection for you - we go back again and again.

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Thank Sally R
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