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The Kora

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Kololi, Kololi, Gambia
00220 6660006
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Situated on the 'chic-er' side of the strip, The Kora has been dubbed the...
Situated on the 'chic-er' side of the strip, The Kora has been dubbed the little oasis in the heart of the sometimes manic village of the Senegambia area. Serving a varied and international choice of cuisine, The Kora mainly focuses on a grilled style of cuisine using only the freshest catches and finest cuts of food. We are also very well known and popular for our bar (we challenge you to show us a better looking bar in The Gambia) containing what is quite probably the largest alcohol collection in The Gambia and dispensing the finest cocktails on the West African coast. Don't take our word for it - read our reviews and hear what the customers say themselves! An eclectic selection of music accompanies you at your table, setting you in a relaxed mood either around our outdoor bantaba (terrace) or inside amongst rich West African wood architecture. Soak in the relaxed yet intimate atmosphere and enjoy local art works/pictures/crafts/paintings that surround you.Once we have satisfied your belly and soothed your soul allow us to stimulate your mind and senses as we become a lively and friendly bar attracting a true cross section of Gambian residents and tourists in a welcoming melting pot.
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 88
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great cocktails, decent food

We really liked the cocktails at The Kora - especially during 2 for 1 happy hours! We ate there one night and the food was decent, but maybe not as delicious as the menu made it sound!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
louloulau
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Liverpool, UK
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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158 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Liverpool, UK
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We really liked the cocktails at The Kora - especially during 2 for 1 happy hours! We ate there one night and the food was decent, but maybe not as delicious as the menu made it sound!

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manchester
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Cocktail hour 8-9pm all branded spirits, tiger prawns and steaks a must, large potions brill service.

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bradford
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This place is brilliant and they go that extra mile just to make sure your relaxed and have a fab experience, kora is a classy place and the decor is bag up to date and spotlessly clean. meatballs and a half pint of prawns for starters with a chicken yassa to finish, every meal was just delicous and not a... More 

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Barnoldswick, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Eat here every time we come to kololi and it just gets better. The place itself is beautifully clean , excellent food and attentive staff. The 2 for 1 cocktailt between 8 and 9 are to die for, try the mudslide...i had 4 lol and if you get a flier off the guy on the strip you get 10% off... More 

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

superb food. The cocktail happy hour is excellent followed by great food chatting at the bar with the lovely Alieu.

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The evening we went was very quiet for some reason because the standard was superb. The waiter was exceptionally professional and attentive and the meal felt like something really special. The restaurant itself was a good looking establishment and deserves plenty of custom.

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poole, dorset
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Cocktail happy hour 8 to 9pm, 2 for one. Good value in and nice place. Haven't eaten there this but last food was OK nothing special.

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farnham
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

great food and cocktails 2 for 1 between 8 and 9 not the cheapest but not the most expensive either definitely the best

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england
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

A good way to start your dinner with a few cocktails in happy hour! Tip - when u order the first 1 order 2 then when the waiter brings them order another 1 until u get to 8.55pm happy cocktail hour!!!! Quite expensive food but speak to the guys getting u in on the street! We had a 10% discount... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Ate here Monday 12th Jan. large place with over 50 covers but just the 2 of us at 8pm til another couple came in. I really enjoy calamari so as it was on the starters I had to give it a go. I've not seen calamari on many menus in the Gambia. It was SUPERB! Maybe the best I've ever... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kololi, Kololi, Gambia
  • Location: Africa  >  Gambia  >  Banjul Division  >  Kololi
  • Phone Number: 00220 6660006

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 24
  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Situated on the 'chic-er' side of the strip, The Kora has been dubbed the little oasis in the heart of the sometimes manic village of the Senegambia area. Serving a varied and international choice of cuisine, The Kora mainly focuses on a grilled style of cuisine using only the freshest catches and finest cuts of food. We are also very well known and popular for our bar (we challenge you to show us a better looking bar in The Gambia) containing what is quite probably the largest alcohol collection in The Gambia and dispensing the finest cocktails on the West African coast. Don't take our word for it - read our reviews and hear what the customers say themselves! An eclectic selection of music accompanies you at your table, setting you in a relaxed mood either around our outdoor bantaba (terrace) or inside amongst rich West African wood architecture. Soak in the relaxed yet intimate atmosphere and enjoy local art works/pictures/crafts/paintings that surround you.Once we have satisfied your belly and soothed your soul allow us to stimulate your mind and senses as we become a lively and friendly bar attracting a true cross section of Gambian residents and tourists in a welcoming melting pot.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?