CôBa

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£25 and under
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Vietnamese

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We specialise in Vietnamese BBQ, soup noodles, and some amazing cocktails.
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JH
London
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Wait staff quite slow and unaware but pleasant enough once engaged. Rice dishes contained healthy portions of meat with an average amount of veg. Disappointing overcooked dry rice in one dish but perhaps just an oversight. Flavours are lovely and authentic with strong spices and heat. Would return to try other salad and noodle dishes. Tip for owners: A teapot might work better for the table than small individual cups of very strong tea

DI
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The spring rolls were exceptional, the noodles of excellent quality and the cocktails imaginative. This was just what we were hoping for - nothing extravagant, just good honest food. The service usually good, it was attentive, but discreet and not intrusive. We will be gong back.

Z
London
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was our third time at Coba and we had the same experience every time. The soups are great, but never proper hot. For a spicy, hearty soup- which you sit on for 15-20 min as the portions are huge - it is essential for me. The service is friendly but the radio style music was a bit disturbing. It's a small venue, so they should be more careful with the type ofmusic and volume.. Still, it's a great place, would reccomend it!

D
London
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb place. Great food - especially the lamb and prawn toast - and great service

AS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The restaurant was fine, most of the food was fine (veggie spring rolls were great!!) and the service was good, but it wasn’t anything outstanding. I don’t regret going but I won’t go again.

TK
London
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vietnamese

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T
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious and very reasonably priced. Excellent vegetarian options as well as options for meat eaters.

S
London
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my wife's birthday here, the food was delicious as always - this is one of our favourite restaurants in London, and very convenient to get to from Kings Cross.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a very special restaurant ... not only do the provide excellent food but the staff are always friendly and welcoming. We have probably been to Coba several times last few years never been disappointed.

f
London
11 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic local Vietnamese restaurant with imaginative modern twists and a lovely vibe. Friendly staff to and always happy to give you doggy bags for the inevitable over order

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice simple menu, tasty food and good value. Bottled lager a little expensive even though it’s authentic imported. The prawn toasts are legendary! Will be back !

n
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

delicious, tasty drinks, v. nice and accommodating staff.

RI
London
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and great service. The lamb cutlets were delicious!

s
London
5 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I was impressed with the service, and we were both impressed with the food... a relatively small menu..
so everything was very good!

GR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Food was average, but liked the ambience of the place and drinks. Will not go back as food wasn't good enough.

ES
London
18 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best vietnamese restaurant I tried in London. Great atmosphere (I love the seats facing the street!), stunning food, exceptional cocktails and very big portions! I visited for dinner and everything was perfect, from the welcoming approach of staff, to food and service. Portions were so big that we did not manage to finish everything and I asked for take-away! I would strongly recommend this restaurant and I personally cannot wait to be back!

J
London
14 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, fantastic service, friendly staff, loved the whole experience!

E
London
14 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. Always look forward to coming back to sample more of the incredible food. Excellent cocktails, starters to die for and the best Pho in London. Tried the lemongrass and coconut curry this time round and no surprises it was superb. I always leave CoBa with a massively full belly as a very satisfied regular patron. Great to see the restaurant is getting so much love from the neighbourhood nowadays...tucked away in a quieter location than kings cross but once you go you will certainly go back.

JH
Aberdeen
28 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Unfortunately but as usual, CoBa had run out of Prawn Toast! This happens time after time and is a shame since this is one of their famous dishes. Not impressed to have this happen yet again. The waitress told us that they had run out by 7.30! Not great.

The Waitress forgot my order of a cocktail too.

Nice vibe and generally a very good place to eat.

MP
London
22 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love tasty and fresh food, and Coba did not disappoint. Exceptionally tasty food, and delish cocktails

W
London
5 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Booked standard table but was put on a high table together with other people. There were plenty of standard tables available which stayed empty throughout the meal. Bad service and condescending waiters. Food not bad but relatively average.

Won’t be back; plenty of better options for similar or better price

K
London
6 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice surprise, well worth the walk from kings cross

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food. A stylish hidden gem in a tucked away corner north of Kings Cross - this place is well worth a walk!! The starters (particularly prawn toast and spring rolls) are some of the best in London and the main dishes - all generous portions and SO fresh were full of flavour and perfectly cooked. Great atmosphere and fabulous cocktails to boot. 10/10 in every way.

j
London
22 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My second time here and the food was even better than I remember. The Coba's sling is still my favourite cocktail ever!!! so yummyyy

C
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food and just round the corner from us! Good value for money as well.

JM
London
10 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

A few hits mixed with some near-misses in a very noisy place make this a great place for a quick bite but don't hang around. It was a 1 in 3 place. 1 cocktail great, 1 so-so and 1 a waste of calories. Food was better at 1 great, 2 ok and 2 so-so dishes while the staff was lovely but a bit random in their attentiveness.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

YUM!! Fabulous hidden gem this one. Super fresh and delicious food, lovely staff and cool venue. The starters are amazing.

JR
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food, and amazing cocktails. We will definitely be back!

DE
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic cocktails, delicious authentic food and superb service - will definitely be returning

n
London
56 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 1

Great restaurant. Good food. Good cocktails. Friendly servers.
All let down by a location, which is pretty remote by London standards - 15 minutes walk from Kings Cross and very limited parking.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always incredible food and lovely staff. Every time we go to this restaurant we have special times. Lots of wonderful memories!!

H
London
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the perfect place to have a pre-theatre meal before heading to the Pleasance Theatre around the corner. Flavoursome, fresh-tasting food from a well chosen menu in a hip setting - if industrial filament-bulb lighting, stripped wood and earthenware crockery are your thing, you will love CoBa! Highlights were the summer rolls and the BBQ Beef in Betel leaf. Cocktails were also good quality, nicely presented and not too sugary (which is my usual gripe). Good, friendly service too. A winner.

OT
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Super lecker :) Nettes Personal ;) Einziges Manko waren die unbequemen Bänke.

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OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The place has fantastic lighting which makes the ambience really enjoyable. The food is also good but not exceptional. There is only one option for wine by the glass but it’s a pretty good one. The service is friendly and quick. I would definitely go back, it was a good night out.

JC
London
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Best Pho outside Vietnam! Fresh flavours, great menu, cool interior, friendly staff and well priced!

Ranks among my favourite restaurants in London!

SZ
London
6 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Quite enjoyed the food and cocktails. It's casual, quite a small menu and the restaurant is in a bit of an odd spot near Kings Cross / Islington - not much else around.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Vietnamese in London. Summer rolls are a must. Actually all the starters are a must. This place does EXCELLENT food.

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delightful and excellent food. 5 of us eating and sampled a lot of items. Great value.

ST
Hertfordshire
9 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A slim menu but fantastic-tasting food. Service was efficient and friendly. Decor is industrial-chic - not exactly cosy but the young clientele will have liked that. And it's beside the point - the Australian-Vietnamese food is what you come for and the food is completely delicious.

d
London
28 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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!

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