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About CôBa

We specialise in Vietnamese BBQ, soup noodles, and some amazing cocktails.

244 York Way
London, N7 9AG
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Vietnamese, Barbecue

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Friday: 12:00pm-3:00pm (call for reservation)
Tuesday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Brandon Rd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
£25 and under

Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
07495 963336

Website:
http://www.cobarestaurant.co.uk/

Parking Details:
There is limited street parking in the evenings near the restaurant.

Public Transport:
10 Minutes walk from Caledonian Road & Barnsbury Overground station

Private Party Facilities:
We have a private area with sharing tables for 16 guests. Alternatively, you can book out the entire restaurant for private functions.

Private Party Contact:
Damon Bui: 07584 321298

Additional:
Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

CôBa Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (6)
Good for a Date (5)
Authentic (4)
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Creative Cuisine (4)
Neighbourhood Gem (4)
Group Bookings (3)
Spicy (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Casual (2)
Cosy (2)
Fun (2)
Healthy (2)
Special Occasions (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Lunch (1)
Outstanding Value (1)
People Watching (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Aberdeen)·Dined on 8 December 2017

We have eaten at CoBa many times starting with when it first opened. Although the geographical location is rather out of the way, it is most certainly worth making the journey to get to it. The food is outstanding as is the service. Delicious cocktails too. Increasingly, one needs to reserve a table way ahead of time as It is only a small space.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem
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 (London)·Dined on 10 October 2017

Great tasty food in a cool setting. Good value for money as well!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (London)·Dined on 14 September 2017

Food was delicious! The CoBa fling cocktails were moreish...will definitely be back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Aberdeen)·Dined on 28 April 2017

We have eaten here many times before. The food is really delicious and the staff extremely friendly. Gorgeous cocktails too.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on 26 April 2017

Really yummy and quality Vietnamese!! Staff were lovely. Decor was trendy and modern. Get the lamb cutlets :) also a very rich broth in the vegetarian pho which was delicious !

Tags: Cozy, Casual
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 (London)·Dined on 4 March 2017

really enjoyed it. Food particularly good, as were the cocktails. Cool place.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (London)·Dined on 26 January 2017

Without question this is the best Vietnamese in London!

Tags: Spicy, Good for Groups, Healthy, People Watching, Fun
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 (London)·Dined on 21 December 2016

Food was very tasty and service was great - very friendly staff. Better value than a lot of places in the granary square area and only a short walk.

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 (London)·Dined on 24 September 2016

Damon and his team at Coba has definitely created a hit worth the 20 minutes hike (or 10m bus ride) from Kings Cross. I'm not the kind to travel out of my way for food (especially since Vietnamese is ubiquitous in Shoreditch) but as I said to Damon, he's ruined vietnamese food for me now since it makes me sad when I dine somewhere else. Yes, IT IS THAT GOOD.

You can share the starters, but why would you? They are all fantastic and you need to order at least one of everything. Last time I went, I had to miss out on his excellent pho and ordered 3 starters instead (problem of not having more than 2 people).

The cocktails are good, the starters are phenomenal, the pho is much better than anything we've tasted elsewhere in London. The staff and the place are amazing as well. I might not recommend it for a proper "date night" but otherwise Coba is great for all occasions.

If the only thing you can complain about is a little bracing walk to whet your appetite and to help you overcome overindulging on too many starters, it's a winner.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (London)·Dined on 12 August 2016

Love this place. Excellent food in a cool and casual venue. Flawless.
Highly recommend the cocktails and the prawn toast - oh and the summer rolls (everything really!)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Outstanding Value
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 (London)·Dined on 1 August 2016

Fantastic little place. Service is friendly and informal. Cocktails are great. And the food is second to none. Have the prawn toast and their BBQ hot wings. Just. So. Good.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Outstanding Value
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 (London)·Dined on 30 July 2016

Fantastic dining experience. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. We haven't Vietnamese food this good since moving to London from Australia. We really enjoyed our night out.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 9 July 2016

Food is so tasty here, great new addition to the area! Loved my meal and will definitely come back

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 28 April 2016

A perfect place for a meet with old friends... Having a fragile tooth eating so carefully (with a knife & folk!) I enjoyed every bit! Summer rolls- Delish! BBQ spicy chicken salad - Juicey! Vegetarian pho- Moreish! Dessssert passionfruit cake with mango syrup - Mooore!

Happily go there, make sure you book as small venue

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value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 27 April 2016

Highly recommend the lamb chops and butter chicken from the starter menu. Prawn toast was good too but the lamb and chicken stood out for me. I had the beef pho - delivately spiced, really yummy. It's a bit of a trek from King's Cross but well worth it! The desserts were divine - we had and caramel pudding and a mango pudding.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (London)·Dined on 5 March 2016

Loved this place. Great food, great ambiance and lovely staff. Highly recommended!

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 (London)·Dined on 20 February 2016

Fantastic meal in a hidden gem. Cocktails and food were both spot on. Would definitely recommend and go again!

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 (London)·Dined on 12 February 2016

Delicious Vietnamese food at a decent price. A small choice of dishes but great flavours for everything we tried. Particularly delicious were the BBQ's Lamb Cutlets, the signature Prawn Toast (like nothing I've had before) and the Duck Ramen. We were a bit early so had cocktails at the bar which were another highlight.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Outstanding Value
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 (London)·Dined on 6 February 2016

Great food, brilliant ambience and incredibly friendly and attentive service. We enjoyed the atmosphere so much that we stuck around for another two hours enjoying cocktails and wine by the window. I'd have no hestitation revisiting with friends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (London)·Dined on 20 January 2016

Friendly staff, very cosy place and amazing flavours, the food was superb...worth a visit!

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 (London)·Dined on 25 November 2015

I'd heard so many great things about this recently opened Vietnamese restaurant in Kings Cross, that it was amazing to finally experience it for myself, with my high expectations not just met but exceeded. From the moment we walked in the venue had a great ambience to it, with the wait staff attentive and professional. The bar staff were fantastic and I'd highly recommend other visitors sample one of their cocktails as they are created like a work of art. For starters we had the chicken wings, spring rolls, and the prawn toast, the latter of which being their signature dish. All were fantastic with the prawn toast in particular wanting me coming back for more. For mains we tried the BBQ beef in betal leaves and lamb chops specials, which like the starters were expertly crafted and cooked to perfection. I can't wait to return to Coba and would highly recommend it to anyone looking to eat in the area.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Outstanding Value, Romantic
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 (London)·Dined on 23 November 2015

I thoroughly enjoy my visits to CoBa. Food is fantastic, as are the drinks, and the service is friendly and attentive. My only negative is that as it's getting more popular, I know have to book rather than chancing it with a walk in. I wish the guys well and they are a welcome addition to the neighbourhood.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 19 November 2015

Another amazing trip to this Gem. Love this place, great flavoured food and great ambience. Will definitely go again, need to work my way through the menu, not many dishes left to try.

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 (London)·Dined 5 days ago

Lovely restaurant. Walk-in seats available, which is always good to see. Short menu but everything we tried was delicious. Wines reasonable price and very good cocktails!

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 30 September 2017

The food in CoBa was very good, especially the starters we had - crab and prawn spring rolls and lamb cutlets - but value (£8 for 2 small cutlets) was very questionable. Pho and ramen were good if not as great as the starters. Service was friendly, so even if prices could be a bit friendlier I'd definitely go again.

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·Dined on 4 August 2017

For the portion sizes, I think this restaurant is a little pricey. BUT, the food is ridiculously delicious. Mouthwatering, spicy, subtle, perfectly cooked. Honestly the most delicious Vietnamese I have had in the UK.

Tags: Spicy
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 (London)·Dined on 17 March 2017

Great tasty food, attentive and friendly service, in a cool and laid back setting

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 26 January 2017

Better than the typical Vietnamese -- food is just more flavoursome.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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service3
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 4 November 2016

I had the special quail starter. It may not have been pretty to eat but it tasted amaIng

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 (London)·Dined on 3 October 2016

Love this place! Always consistent food, warm service, the lighting has a lovely glow which feels relaxing as I am not one for loud places.

Tags: Spicy, Comfort Food
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 (London)·Dined on 30 June 2016

The best summer and spring rolls! And delicious healthy BBQ bowls, including a nice veggie one

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (London)·Dined on 25 June 2016

The fresh flavours and high quality ingredients in the authentic-tasting Vietnamese standards could not be faulted. It's a bit unreasonable to complain about slightly high prices when this kind of quality is being offered.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 16 June 2016

Simple, fresh, delicious. Loved the decor and clever twists on things that sound familiar.

Tags: Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 21 April 2016

We had an amazing time at Coba! The staff was very attentive and knowledgeable of the menu, the cocktails were delicious and the food was also amazing. Definitely try the starters! Very impressive.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 16 March 2016

Excellent food, authentic and totally delicious. Small but perfectly formed menu ensures everything is spot on. Cocktails equally good. Highly recommended

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 (London)·Dined on 2 March 2016

The portions are huge so go hungry! Overall it was incredible food. The duck ramen was delicious and had plenty of duck.

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 (London)·Dined on 15 February 2016

Lovely little place newly opened. Service is good, food was good - only negative is the lamb chop starter special was very pricey for the portion. There was one decent sized piece with the second piece half the size! And £11 for the main salads felt pricey for the portion as well. If it was slightly cheaper I would go more often as I live locally.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on 9 January 2016

nice little place. it has a very small menue but the food is very good. the services was also good and there are some interesting drinks to try too.

well worth a visit

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (London)·Dined on 5 December 2015

I dine there with a group of 10 friends and we all enjoyed the ambience, the food and the service.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 2 December 2015

Amazing! Fresh food just like you would expect in Vietnam. The quality is second to none and the taste well worth oming to try

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