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“Really good food and nice atmosphere. fantastic, efficient service” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Koba Bar & Bistro - CLOSED

Koba Bar & Bistro
Price range: $19 - $31
Cuisines: British, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: A name which falls easily from the lips of just about any in the know Brighton resident, Koba Bar and Bistro is the perfect place for relaxed restaurant dining, lazy breakfasts and, quite simply, enjoying the chilled out Brighton lifestyle. Born from a previously smaller bar, the award winning Koba Bar and Bistro is now a thriving hive of dining and drinking activity, offering three coolly sophisticated bars, a spacious bistro and private dining rooms too, not to mention chichi pavement dining. Koba���s modern but unpretentious look is beautifully understated, put together using tactile, warm materials and focusing as much on comfort as on style. Fully intending to make diners feel good, Koba���s menus are very much influenced by the Mediterranean, offering a range of brunch, lunch and dinner options as well as ever changing blackboard specials. Equally as important is Koba���a drinks list. Known for its cocktails this great bar also provides the best of old and new world wines and a variety of beers.
London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Really good food and nice atmosphere. fantastic, efficient service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2012

The food here is brilliant - and good veggie options. Cocktails were excellent - as other reviewers say - good attention to detail. Good choice of wines - my drink - a great Chilean Sauvignon. Very nice ambience - chilled and laid back. The staff are excellent. Service fast, efficient and very friendly - we left a tip on top of the service charge because the service was so good. My kind of food and my kind of place.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank laraBton
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  • English first
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English first
UK
Level Contributor
355 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
“great cocktails & attention to detail on food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2012

good veggie options, really good cocktails, staff were very friendly & coped really well with a party of 40

Visited April 2012
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Thank GayleUK
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Brighton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
150 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“a bit uncomfortable..”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2012

slighty cramped bar upstairs not quite the comfort of Havana for example..but quite good cocktails. not the place for a romantic night out..I don't feel...everyone is on top of each other!

  • Visited April 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Francesca B
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Brighton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
77 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“brighton buzzing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2012

I went as part of a large group of business people who booked a back room from 3-7pm.
Good welcome and food, fast service, great space to ourselves and nice photos of the world from the Brighton Camera Club adorning the walls. The owner Jake gave time to chat to us all too.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Clive B
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Brighton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“It's bigger on the inside!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2012

This is on Western Road, just beyond Waitrose. It looks like a tiny space, but once you get in, it seems to grow. There's an upstairs and a downstairs area and they also have various 'function' rooms. The food is wonderful - everything from the usual to the unusual. Check out the specials board. You don't have to eat - you can just go for a drink or two, or a slice of one of their great cakes. Portions of food are generous. The only thing I'd suggest if ordering their speciality burger is that it's served on a wooden platter, so you need a little bit of hand/eye coordination to manage it (but it is worth it as it's very tasty). Staff are very friendly and helpful. They do have some tables outside, which at this time of year probably don't get used very much, but if you're wrapped up and just want a coffee then you'll enjoy. We would recommend this place to anyone.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank StevePete9332
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