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The Kora

Kololi, Kololi, Gambia
00220 6660006
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Ranked #9 of 56 restaurants in Kololi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $11 - $24
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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83% Recommend
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English first
Newport, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Easy to find, clean and tidy , a really good menu, which the staff will help you with , if needed . you can also see The KORA which is a local musical stringed instrument, relax and enjoy.

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

went in january very full and the food took forever to come then 1 starter was missing food is ok but not cheap there are better places to go to

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

A very nice restaurant set a little further along to the road in the Senegambia strip. We were welcomed into the restaurant and had a delicious meal - tortillas.The Barman, Patrick was very welcoming and polite and made the most awesome cocktails, the coffee one was particularly fine (can't quite remember the name!). If we return we will most certainly... More

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Sutton in Ashfield, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We visited The Kora early on Saturday evening towards the end of the season and we were the only ones there. To be fair it did start to fill up a little later on. The bar area is comfortable and there is a wide range of cocktails on offer. The management claim to have the biggest range of vodka in... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

I ordered a fish dish; choice of Lady Fish, Butterfish or Barracuda. I chose Butterfish as I'd not tried it before. When the waitor took my plate away he said I hope you enjoyed your Barracuda! So we checked with the waitress and she said she had changed my order in the kitchen. Not the end of the world as... More

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

kora pretends to be a high quality restaurant at the back of the senegambia strip. I ordered thai chicken curry, expecting a good homemade sauce. What I got was a packet of shop bought curry powder mixed with hot water that I was able to name. I also told the waiter that this company make 3 different powders and the... More

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London, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Once again the food was very good. The starters are good if inconsistent in content and presentation i.e. the calamari starter was different each time we ate there - but very good each time!. The main sea food dishes are very good and if you are hungry go for the fish in the bag ! The fish of the day... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

well worth a visit. well presented and staff very good. recommend the prawns with shedded cocnut and chilli sauce. also steak was very good.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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117 reviews 117 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

4th visit to Kora. Always great service and quality food and cocktails. You get more then you can eat and it is delicious. My favorite place to have cocktails, the owners and staff are very pleasant and very attentive to our needs. Had the seafood platter with various skewers, prawns, calamari, salads, fries etc. I can definitely recommend this for... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Another amazing birthday meal and hospitality. Never disappoints. Food is wonderful and staff most attentive. Nice to meet Yande the new team member and to meet up with Alieu again. Always recommend you. Thanks

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