Koba

4.4
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1441 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Korean
An intriguing Eastern restaurant in amongst the boutiques and bars of trendy Fitzrovia, Koba is a very different dining prospect. The beautifully burnished tones of the trend-driven dining room give a luxuriant feel to a cuisine more usually associated with casual eating, the setting as suited to romantic dinners or business lunches as to eating with friends. Koba’s speciality of the Korean table BBQ gives eating out a spicy touch of drama with food cooked at your table – a real talking point. Additionally, a varied and comprehensive menu of Korean specialities offers a real change from the more usual Asian cuisines of China, Thailand and Japan.
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OT
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very good food but a bit overpriced

JL
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and great service...

j
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Bad stomach afterwards but also not very refined.

I had expected more refined and creative food

OT
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

When I think about Korean BBQ in London, I think about Koba!!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Some of our food and drinks were late. The staff did not seem to even care.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first experience of Korean BBQ and we loved it! Delicious food, very nice service, a nice ambience and good value particularly considering the central location.

F
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food and service....attentive and friendly....would go back again.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Not great service, food was very good and flavorful but makes all of your clothing smell for days!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I always get the pork belly barbec

OT
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The servers and atmosphere were really nice. But the food were pretty expensive.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Lovely experience! Great food! If you looking for something a bit different be sure to try it.
Only down side was that service was a bit slow and I’m pretty sure our waitron would have rather have been somewhere else but other than that, it was great!

FL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great foot and fun for children! the meat and the fish are delicious, the marinate and the plain meat are both very good. I liikked also the spicy sauce, not too strong but quite tasty.

MH
London
17 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Perfect for friends getting together.... food quality and service were outstanding

T
London
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

My third time in Koba. Food was excellent as always and the service very friendly. The only problem was that this time it was fri eve and the noise level got a bit too high for us. It created a bit restles atmosphere and made the conversation with my friends challenging.

PO
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place was cool, with good amount of space for people to eat and be comfortable. I like it. Not too big but not too small. Food was a bit pricey but it's goooood, so i can say worth it. Especially the rib eye! The staff was helpful and friendly. I'd come back for sure!

OT
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality of the food is amazing!! With a very reasonable price, which is around 25 pounds per person. Service is also excellent, the staffs are very responsible and very helpful on the grill!The food is coming fast with nice plating! I had a very nice birthday dinner and will definitely go back again!!

TL
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Most of the foods is not hot enough. A bit expensive for the non alcohol cocktail cause is just a very common and special drinks at all.

s
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I would love to have more selections on the main, but it was tasty whatever you order from the menu

TF
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The appetisers were nice but the bbq was average at best and left a lot to be desired. Service was also fairly poor and only more attentive towards the end of service when the restaurant was nearly empty.

S
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was good and the staffs were friendly though it took ages to get our orders. Most of the services were extremely slow. Considering the amount of foods we had, it’s fairly pricy too.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

H
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great selection of meat for bbq and the red bean doughnut was incredible. The service was patchy particularly when asking for tap water-we had to ask 4 times and waited for over 45 minutes.

EO
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice! Had the marinated Korea BBQ and it was amazing! Would recommend!

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service.

N
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Meat quality was on the low side but pricey considering the portion. A basket of lettuce costs more than meat. The side dishes ( banchan ) which is normally complimentary costed more than a portion of ribeye meat.

VG
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening! A very warm welcome, fast service and such delicious food! Particularly the kanpoonggi fried chicken and calamari starters and the bulgogi beef and spicy chicken on the bbq with lettuce wraps of course! Can't wait to go back.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was wonderful, Food was amazing. Even my Korean friend was happy about the food

0
London
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great place to go for KBBQ, well worth it with friends

H
London
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely ambience, with good food - definitely get one of the stews for a hearty, delicious option :)

MG
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I lived in Korea for 8 years. This is not like real Korean barbecue. At Koba, you have to pay nearly 8 pounds for Korean side dishes. Plus the other food was too expensive for tiny potions. No lettuce came with the meat to wrap it. Luckily I had my expensive kimchi to "wrap" it in. The gongi-bap was really good, though. And the environment was close enough to be a Korean barbecue restaurant. But overall, big disappointment.

Y
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service is fine in the beginning, but towards to end you feel that they just want you to leave asap. The grill was switched off twice even though the food was not yet well done,,,

SJ
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Vegetarian options are not outlined on the menu, service was very poor and foor was mediocre. No where else in London does a Kimchi fried rice have meat. I was made to feel like it was my fault that I ordered it, even though it wasn't labelled.

MA
Essex
14 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The meat was not good. Incredibly bland, no marinades or flavours coming through.
Go to one of the other many oriental bbq restaurants

MF
London
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! The food was delicious and the staff super caring and kind.
I will definitely recommend it and I will come back soon myself!

FG
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Expensive and not that good.
The starters were good, but we ordered the marinated meat combination- the meat was bland. Not our cup of tea

EJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food. We ordered the seafood pancake, squid and seaweed salad, raw beef with egg yolk, Bulgogi, spicy chicken BBQ and the mixed ice cream.

Highlights were the raw beef with egg yolk and the black sesame ice cream. Service was fast for a busy Sat night.

Can't wait to go back.

EK
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great time, and the food was authentic and tasty!

OT
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very nice little korean restaurant in the heart of London. Great quality food for a fair price. Definitely worth a visit!

MP
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

korean waiters were friendly and professional. food was nice. overhall a very good experience

DV
London
12 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, very nice experience (again). Service was a little bit slower compared to our last stay. I can recommend it - very nice.