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The Kora

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Kololi, Kololi, Gambia
00220 6660006
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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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Visitor rating
  • 92
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
When you want to listen to the heart of Banjul and in the same time get some privacy

We visited Banjul one month ago. We loved to eat at Kora as much as we loved just to take a drink (you can choose among many!) there and be for our own. Kora, is placed in the heart of touristic part of Banjul but in the same time is a bit on a side. It is wonderful to experience... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
Edyta S
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Bergen, Norway
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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165 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Bergen, Norway
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We visited Banjul one month ago. We loved to eat at Kora as much as we loved just to take a drink (you can choose among many!) there and be for our own. Kora, is placed in the heart of touristic part of Banjul but in the same time is a bit on a side. It is wonderful to experience... More 

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surrey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Went here for cocktails and food , buy 1 get 1 free after 8 pm... Patrick makes the perfect cocktails , mudslides are to die 4, my partner doesn't do cocktails although he was hooked on mudslides, it's like an old traditional English pub in its decor... The staff here are great... Will be seeing u again next year Patrick... More 

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Paris, France
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Just a good friendly bar with helpful staff and the food was great - the best meal I had all week. Enjoyed a few cocktails too.

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Llandudno Junction, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This place used to care. No heart in the staff OR the food. Her ladyship ordered Thai Curried Prawns. You know that 'Knorr chipshop curry' you get in Blighty ? If you like that, then order that meal. I chose the 'Chicken in a hot spicy sauce' dish. As above but replace 'Curry granules' with 'Uncle Bens Sweet & Sour'.... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Great restaurant with plenty of atmosphere quick service and good waiters and waitresses more importantly the food is excellent and varied one to reccomend

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We ate here one night during our 10 day trip; it was very pleasant and relaxed setting, more classy than some of the other restaurants. The menu is more western and the prices a bit higher than some of the other restaurant but I guess that reflects in the setting/service.We had complimentary bread at the start. I felt the food... More 

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Liverpool, UK
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
59 reviews 59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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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: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene

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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