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“Superb Japanese-Western Fusion”
Review of Pompoko

Pompoko
Ranked #80 of 1,154 Restaurants in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery
Brighton, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Superb Japanese-Western Fusion”
Reviewed July 29, 2014

The food was delicious and the rice perfect, cannot fault this place and it was some of the best food for the value. This place really isn't for larger parties but groups of 4-5 can easily be accommodated. Also they do takeaway collection. Dishes are around £5 and very filling. Service was extremely fast and very polite.

Went here on a hot summers evening. The place was relatively busy, you order at the bar and they have a photo-menu with accompanying text that explains things clearly.

They have a selection of western soft-drinks but also so more exotic Japanese soft drinks. I can't remember what it was called but it came in a glass bottle and had a unique opening mechanism with a glass widget so you get the perfect fizz every time you take a sip. .

  • Visited July 2014
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Hove, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Excellent value and great taste”
Reviewed July 25, 2014

It's a classic in Brighton! Super quick and friendly service, very tasty Japanese food and great value!! You never go wrong with pompoko! (I am not giving five stars cos upstairs needs some aircon, incredibly hot!!) perfect for take away though

  • Visited July 2014
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Horsham, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Quick and tasty!”
Reviewed July 17, 2014

I went here for the first time recently at around 3pm and had no trouble getting a table. There is a very quick turnover which is good however it feels rather rushed as many people come in to order takeaways so isn't really a place to leisurely eat in for too long. The food came very soon after we ordered and was excellent value for money. There is certainly a lot to choose from! I got chicken naban don which was filling and tasty, the chicken was excellent. The sides are cheap and a decent portion size, I ordered takoyaki which had a disappointing lack of squid, however the gyoza dumplings were wonderful! My personal issue with the place is that they use msg which kicked in very soon after leaving, I didn't expect the use of msg from a Japanese restaurant. Apart from that I can't really fault it.

  • Visited July 2014
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Worthing, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Amazing food!”
Reviewed July 17, 2014

We visit here as often as possible, amazing food, very reasonable & the service is fast - what more can you ask for?

  • Visited June 2014
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Brighton, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
136 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Great value, simple Japanese”
Reviewed July 14, 2014

This restaurant is great value for money. The food is good for the price, nothing outstanding, small restaurant with crowded seating but its all about atmosphere, and this place has it. So don't expect the best Japanese food, but its worth a visit. Its a BYO as well, so don't expect to buy alcohol here.

Visited June 2014
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