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Pompoko

Church Street, Brighton, England
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Ranked #131 of 844 Restaurants in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Japanese
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Hove
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

This is a simple restaurant which serves good food at a very reasonable price. You can pay around £5 for a meal. It does not sell alcohol but you can bring your bottle of wine if you wish. It does not accept credit cards. Just cash.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Ok so it's no fine dining experience but if you want to grab some really tasty food served very fast to take home for a night in it is the best! My all time favourite takeaway! The steamed dumplings are ridiculous, I could easily just eat them all day! But then I wouldn't have room for the lovely rice bowl... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This is a little small, but is BYOB and you never have to queue for too long. The food is delicious, I try and order different things every time, which resulted in a dissapointing experience last time, but apart from that it has been delicious every time and very accomodating!

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

If you are ever in Brighton go here. No question about it, if you like Japanese food, forget your Wagamamas or any other overpriced immitations go to pom poko. Great prices, great food and great staff. I have yet to have a bad dish, Granted the octopus was not to my tastes but that was my wife's choice. I can... More

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Hove, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Tempura prawns: small and dessicated; Tofu curry: dry, dead cubes of tofu in a supermarket-grade curry sauce, tasteless rice topped with shredded lettuce; Miso soup: hot, smoky and good. Service: snappy and upbeat. The Tofu curry was really low grade stuff; students in and out wearing backpacks, a couple groping each other under the table.. For the same sort of... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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110 reviews 110 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This tiny restaurant in the Lanes of Brighton was very different to our normal choice of restaurant for lunch. The cuisine is Japanese so sushi and rice dishes. The service was very rapid and the food good. It was very busy with a steady stream of people coming and going all the time so lots of noise and a great... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Living near Brighton, I'm lucky enough to go to Pompoko regularly and I'm never disappointed. Food is cheap, tasty and they can accommodate changes to ingredients or for allergies. Great choice and always come away feeling satisfied. They cater for eat-in or take-aways and it's always quite busy but highly recommended!

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I love this place - its always the first restaurant I recommend to people going to Brighton. The food is amazing - easily on par with Wagamamma but half the price. The staff are really nice and very accommodating with allergies and dietary requirements. Some of the cuts of meat aren't great, but for the most part this is a... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Pompoko has been a not-so-well-kept secret of the Church Road area for some time, but it had always been rammed whenever we had the opportunity to try it out. Not so last Wednesday! After a supreme cinema outing at Duke's at Komedia, we had a little traipse around for some food in the North Laines and we spied this little... More

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Madrid, Spain
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5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

During the year I lived in Brighton this place became one of my places to go and show to any friend visiting. In Spain when we think about Japanese food it is always sushi-like, so this was a very nice surprise. Cheap comfort food and very genuine. Definitely the chicken curry and the gyozas are a must. I always go... More

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