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Pompoko

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Church Street, Brighton, England
07796001927
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 38
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  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Fast service, fast food, great little place

This place is great for rice bowls and Dim Sum, the menu is helpfully laid out with pictures of each dish, the seating is pretty cramped but I like that it's the japanese canteen style! The food is good it's not amazing but for the price is good value and arrives very quickly. Cash only.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Hazard R
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Keswick, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Studied in Brighton a few years ago and Pomoko was just a must. Anyone who doesn't like it needs to have a good think! Beautiful food with really helpful and attentive staff. Its been a while since I have visited Brighton but I can't wait for my next visit.

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Thank Adam M
Brighton, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can never go wrong with Pompoko. Very very delicious Japanese food which such reasonable price!! What's not to like!! And 1 pound just to bring your own alcohol? Seriously it's just a great place to eat!! :)

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1 Thank ShawnLWS
Brighton, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always full of people this place, and it's easy to see why as the food is very very reasonably priced and of great quality too! Real tasty. You can bring your own alcohol in for £1 too so no need to an expensive drinks bill

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2 Thank Lee E
Brighton, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is great for rice bowls and Dim Sum, the menu is helpfully laid out with pictures of each dish, the seating is pretty cramped but I like that it's the japanese canteen style! The food is good it's not amazing but for the price is good value and arrives very quickly. Cash only.

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1 Thank Hazard R
Brighton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am a regular visitor at this restaurant but rarely eat in as I usually order to go. (The seating is limited and cramped). But this takes nothing away from its charm. The food is really authentic and service is super fast-always perefect for lunch time.

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1 Thank kizzy e
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great little place in Brighton. The bbq eel Domburi was delicious. The service was really fast and the food came on time and hot. It was also very affordable. For 10 pounds per person we ate and left very happy.

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1 Thank Rodrigo P
Brighton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Nothing wrong, just with so many Japanese in Brighton I probably would go back here. The Katsu was a bit like chip shop curry sauce but other dishes were more authentic. Value and service were both very good.

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1 Thank alexxxford
London, United Kingdom
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191 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

This place always has a queue so we decided to try it. It is tiny inside with tables close together. There seems to be no ventilation so the windows were steamed up and a fatty smell hung in the air. The food was okay and cheap but no better than most people can produce at home. BYO too, which is... More 

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1 Thank TerriWD
Hove
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30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Pompoko is something of an institution in Brighton. At whatever time of day or night you visit, it's likely to be packed so be warned. The clientele are mostly students and young people. What Pompoko is a japenese/korean noodle bar. For central Brighton, it's very cheap which is why it's perenially popular. Luxury it is not. The way it works... More 

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1 Thank Willvz1972
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

I am Japanese. Very thin horrible tasted meat were on dreadful quality rice. Worst Japanese food I have ever eaten in England (I have been living in England for 27 years). Do not think these are real Japanese food. Over priced for horrible quality food. I do not recommend to anyone.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Church Street, Brighton, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: 07796001927

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine

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