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“Excellent value for money, fast, friendly and delicious!”
Review of Pompoko

Pompoko
Ranked #80 of 1,154 Restaurants in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery
Brighton, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Excellent value for money, fast, friendly and delicious!”
Reviewed April 23, 2014

A really fantastic restaurant with quick service, tasty food, good portion sizes and excellent value for money.

  • Visited April 2014
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Chichester, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Love this place!”
Reviewed April 21, 2014

Wonderful Japanese food, great selection, tasty and excellent value for money. Frequented by orientals, so always a good sign. Love it and recommend.

  • Visited January 2014
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Brighton, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great value!!”
Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

I just happened to be passing this tiny premises one lunchtime and noticed a mass of people queuing outside. Not one for feeling left out, I joined the queue on the pavement and was quickly given a menu for my perusal (still on the pavement) by the waitress and told a table would be free in about 8 minutes. True to her word, exactly 8 minutes later, we were lead through the tiny room downstairs, up a tiny flight of stairs to another tiny cramped room upstairs. It's all very cheap and cheerful and you go up to the counter to order and pay (cash only) and get given a number to place on your table. A huge array of Japanese dishes were available on the menu, all what I'd call 'street food' and all incredibly reasonably priced. My Dad had some spiced chicken noodles and I was extremely happy to find a pork and kim chi (I love this stuff) rice dish which I quickly ordered. On the down side there's no alcohol served although this does keep the already very low cost down even more (and I'm sure I heard my overworked liver breathe a quick sigh of relief). The food arrived really quickly and was delicious. The bill was about £10 for the two of us including tea. Result! It is fast food, not a place for a romantic night out, but if you're in town and fancy a quick bite to eat and don't mind a short wait then I'd highly recommend it.

  • Visited April 2014
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Brighton, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Tasty, on budget!”
Reviewed April 11, 2014

Can't say that japanese food is my favourite but I really like pompoko's food. Maybe not the most neat place but the food is pretty good and service is really fast!

  • Visited April 2014
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Brighton, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
98 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Possibly the best budget eat in Brighton”
Reviewed April 10, 2014

Been here loads, I always go for the Tori Chilli Don (no. 21) which is breadcrumbed chicken on rice wit a bit of lettuce and a spicy sauce. Very simple and tastes great. To eat in you order at the counter and either sit upstairs or downstairs, the food will arrive in about 3 minutes. They also do takeaway which they will prepare in a similarly speedy fashion. Downstairs can be a bit hussle bussle when its busy and you can feel a bit crammed in. I would recommend sit downstairs if its quiet but upstairs if its busy, and it is usually crazy busy from dinnertime until late. You can bring your own booze which means you can get a started, main, and get drunk for about £10 plus the cost of your booze from Tesco round the corner!

The menu is long- to save thinking I really do recommend Tori Chilli Don (no. 21) if its your first time here. Its the best thing on the menu. For a started the gyoza are good, and if you're not on booze the hot Mugi Cha (japanese tea) is nice and good value at 90p.

Highly recommended.

  • Visited April 2014
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