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Pompoko

Church Street, Brighton, England
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Ranked #127 of 842 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
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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English first
Northampton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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
4 helpful votes 4 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 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Brighton, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The food was delicious and the rice perfect, cannot fault this place and it was some of the best food for the value. This place really isn't for larger parties but groups of 4-5 can easily be accommodated. Also they do takeaway collection. Dishes are around £5 and very filling. Service was extremely fast and very polite. Went here on... More

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Hove, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

It's a classic in Brighton! Super quick and friendly service, very tasty Japanese food and great value!! You never go wrong with pompoko! (I am not giving five stars cos upstairs needs some aircon, incredibly hot!!) perfect for take away though

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I went here for the first time recently at around 3pm and had no trouble getting a table. There is a very quick turnover which is good however it feels rather rushed as many people come in to order takeaways so isn't really a place to leisurely eat in for too long. The food came very soon after we ordered... More

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We visit here as often as possible, amazing food, very reasonable & the service is fast - what more can you ask for?

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This restaurant is great value for money. The food is good for the price, nothing outstanding, small restaurant with crowded seating but its all about atmosphere, and this place has it. So don't expect the best Japanese food, but its worth a visit. Its a BYO as well, so don't expect to buy alcohol here.

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