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“Outstanding Japanese food”

KOBORI Japanese Restaurant
Ranked #8 of 100 Restaurants in Mae Nam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $13
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Beijing
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Outstanding Japanese food”
Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

My girlfriend and I went there yesterday and it was absolutely outstanding. My girlfriend is Japanese and typically very skeptical of Japanese food outside of Japan. However, Kobori is run by a Japanese team and so just like eating in Japan :-) We had three dishes: nigiri sushi deluxe (salmon,tuna,scallops,shrimp),California roll, and Tonkatsu. The sushi was super tasty with proper sushi rice (rare to find outside of Japan), which really brings out the taste of the fish. The same is true of the California role, which had a lot of flavor and not too much rice.
The Tonkatsu was really crispy and the meat quite juicy!

Combine the great food with very attentive service and it really makes for a great dinner.

The prices are also very reasonable and the cost per person is about the same as eating out in any other restaurant in ko samui (unless you compare to phad Thai).

Definitely a restaurant we'll stop by again this week!

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
Reviewed June 18, 2014

Went here tonight for dinner.
Amazing service. Staff are very attentive to your needs and always manage to go one step further.
Went through each dish with us and even taught my partner how to eat a certain dish that he hadn't tried before.
Just amazing. Must try.

  • Visited June 2014
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Vasteras, Sweden
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Very good food and service”
Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

Very attentive staff and very good food. They manage to serve you the little extra all the time and are always aware of your needs. And always with a smile on there face. I highly recommend this restaurant. Try it yourselves!

Visited May 2014
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London, England
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“The Best Japanese Food On Samui”
Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

I have visited Koburi on five occasions since it opened and it has delivered on every visit.

Koburi sits on a side street in Meanam (walking street) and has a modern well lit exterior with solid wooden tables and benches on the inside.

The staff are so very friendly and make sure that you have everything you would need and always with a warm smile.

Japanese food on Samui island has found a new home, the food here has never failed to impress me. The little treat to start whether that be the white radish and squid or the Japanese potato salad is always a fine start. Everything here from the sushi and super fresh sashimi to their signature sizzle plates is always well presented on beautiful crockery, seasoned well and plentiful in size.

Having eaten at all of Samui's Japanese restaurants I can that for me this is the best, a complete package with no faults. It's fair to say I am a big fan of what they are doing at Koburi. A must visit on Samui.

  • Visited May 2014
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“Best sushi this side of Japan!”
Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

I've been traveling for the past 5 wks with little to no sushi selection. This all changed upon stumbling upon this restaurant. Great food, great drinks, great staff! Highly recommend to anyone taking a night off from the local Thai cuisine! Fun environment that will not disappoint, make sure to at least taste the Plum Liquor, you'll be ordering a glass after the first taste.

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