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Kokos Cafe & Bar

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7-9 Miskin Street | Cathays Cardiff, Cardiff CF24 4AP, Wales (Formerly Koko Gorillaz)
+44 29 2034 1767
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

Live local to this pub and have heard mixed reviews. Took the other half for a meal here and was very surprised by the quantity and quality of the food. Starters were huge and very tasty, and the main and side orders didnt disappoint. The even had proper take away cartons so i could take what i left for the... More 

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1 Thank john h
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2014

Well.......this one does tick all the boxes especially in student land of Cardiff, food was amazing with varieties from India, Mexico, English and more.... the starters were huge, so make sure you starve for a few days to finish of the sizes of meals here, well when it was time for mains it was forced down, just not to waste... More 

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1 Thank Nimo P
Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2014

Visited this place a few times over the last few months...But time to say something. Well the pub/venue/restaurant is pretty basic to say the least. Few good drinks offers, The food is very very good and so are the staff. But..Dear god it needs a clean throughout!! Floors, Tables & even the walls all need scrubbing down. The stairs that... More 

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Thank Liz L
Swindon, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2014

not sure how there are so many positive reviews? Its a student bar, with student food. Nothing bad to say about it though only Why oh Why is it called KoKo Gorillaz? Sounds like a childrens crèche!!

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Thank Ben L
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2014

Saw this restaurant on trio advisor. Booked a table and when we arrived it loojed a bit down market. The place is more student ville and the locals. Looks can be deceiving because the staff was so friendly. We were going to order and yhe staff went through the menu. The vegetarian menu was fabulous. The oortions were big. We... More 

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1 Thank Skyck
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

I have been attending this Resturant/bar with my family and friends for many years. The food is always excellent. It can be noisy at times that is the only negative thing I can say about this place.

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1 Thank Ramesh P
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

If you like your curry you have got to try this place out. Situated in the heart of "Studentville" Cathays area of Cardiff just 5 minutes from the museum and city hall, is Koko Gorillaz, a student style public house which has the Zebra Lounge restaurant at the back. They serve up English, Mexican and Indian food which is out... More 

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2 Thank Richie P
Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2014

Been here a good few times and the place has never failed to impress!!! The Menu is varied enough to take in all tastes, but if you like Indian food then this is the place to go! Very Very freshly cooked (You can actually see into the kitchen as its all open) Got to be my fav place for indian.... More 

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1 Thank WayneMC69
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2014

I have been there several times recently, and I don't really have a bad thing to say about it. I had a Chicken Tikka Masala the first time I had food in there, and it was genuinely one of the best Indian meals I have ever had. If I'm honest I was expecting it to be a little on the... More 

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1 Thank adamwatkins1
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2014

The bar tender went above and beyond his call of duty on my visit to Koko Gorilaz; he was very helpful in explaining the menu and suggesting other options. The food itself was divine! I ordered a standard tikka masala which was full of flavour and without doubt a serious competitor to traditional indian cuisine establishments closeby. This place is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Mexican, Chinese, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7-9 Miskin Street | Cathays Cardiff, Cardiff CF24 4AP, Wales (Formerly Koko Gorillaz)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  South Wales  >  Cardiff
  • Phone Number: +44 29 2034 1767

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?