Theoriginal Korubuta pop-up on King’s Road has moved a few doors down to a new permanent home (in addition to the Marble Arch one) and in its place is a new joint from chef Scott Hallsworth called Joe’s Oriental Diner. While the new Korubuta has grown up and is looking pretty slick, Joe’s has kept a more lively pub feel going.
On the menu there’s a whole load of dishes inspired by China, Thailand, Japan and even India. We kicked off with a killer cocktail, ‘Joe’s Pink Parts’ made from lemongrass, lime, rose vermouth and gin, and some snacks such as pickled cucumber and freshly made roti bread. From the small plates selection we polished off crab wontons with a sweet chilli dip and the thinly sliced Thai pork sausages – though be warned, that’s one spicy sausage. Moving onto larger dishes it’s all about the BBQ pork belly with chilli jam and the tender beef short rib beef served in soft steamed buns.
With great cocktails, service and oriental pub food Joe’s Oriental Diner makes for a fun night out in west London.
251 King’s Road, Chelsea SW3 5EL