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“Good atmosphere, good food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Koya

Koya
Andrejostas 4, Riga, Latvia
7-27757255
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Ranked #225 of 615 Restaurants in Riga
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Rome, Italy
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good atmosphere, good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

The place is near the river and has tables outside with river view; beautiful atmosphere outside in the evening on summer, nice people, great food and service, music too loud in the internal area of the restaurant (live dj set, but was only 7pm). Prices are high for Riga, we have spent 90 eur for 2 meat dishes, one salad, one appetizer and 2 bottles of water (no wine).

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great PLace in Summer”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We had a first meal and drink straight from airport in this lovely place on a rivver. Food was nice and great selection of wine. it is good place to chill with friends.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Latvia
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96 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Nice location at the waterfront”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

What happened to be the artist area, a little bit underground and anarchistic, now is becoming a more arty farty zone for the yuppies. The food is ok, without causing a aha erlebnis. Atmoshere is rather artificial nonchalance. The arty farty comes back in the price.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Riga, Latvia
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56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“more than delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Definitely one of the best places in Riga.
Food was really delicious: as a starter I had blanched asparagus with cherry tomatoes, quail egg and Brie cheese sauce and as a main course - snails and mussels in white wine- butter sauce with parmesan bruschettas and olive. Everything was more than delicoius. Should note that the prices are not low, but but the quality, pleasant atmosphere, beautiful location and friendly, professional service worth it 100%.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bra, Italy
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A beautiful place, but don't go there if you want a perfect meal.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

It is in a wonderful location, right next to the port and the yacht club, so on a beautiful day just sit outside in the sun and have a drink. It is just a bit away from the noisy city centre in and artistic environment, which really might seem a bit hipster outside, but the design in the restaurant is quite nice.

The wines there are not so bad, although as most places in Riga, the waiters rarely know what wine they are serving, so no point in asking too many questions about what wine to choose best.
As for food.. Last time I was there, the oysters were absolutely great and very fresh, i enjoyed them very much, but they were exaggeratedly expensive, but if you want to splurge, go on! They were really good. They usually have about four different types in the menu to choose to your liking.
As for the rest of the menu, I must say that the food is not bad, but it is not the best. There is always something a bit missing and the cooking technique is not 100% perfect. And it doesn't necessarily have to be fancy to be good.

So, my advice is - go there on a nice sunny day to enjoy the view with a nice glass of bubblies, but don't get your hopes up too much for the food. It is not bad at all, but for a food lover as my self, it is not great.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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