Koba

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1408 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Korean
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
  • Fit for Foodies
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.

Special Offers

20% off food

Booking from 5:30pm to 6:30pm up to 4 guests with a table for an hour and half. The reservation will be cancelled after 15mins from the booking if the guest does not show up.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 4 diners. Includes VAT, 12.5% service charge will be added to the bill.

Valid For: 1 - 4 people

Starts: 12 July 2019

Ends: 12 November 2019

Availability: Daily 17:30-18:30

What 1408 People Are Saying
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MA
Essex
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

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 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 7 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

DV
London
10 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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

D
London
16 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A set barbecue lunch for £17.50 per person for two people with tea and service came to £47 so this restaurant is decidedly expensive. The quality is good and the restaurant serves authentic Korean food. Service is friendly. When I started eating here 9 years ago, it was top notch although now, in my opinion, its just good.

Y
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic! Beautiful food and a brilliant service.

IH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Korean bbq is yummy here and the home made kimchi selection is so fresh and superb and I'm Korean and know a good kimchi. Sundubu stew is really good, too.

SS
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and wonderful service. Didn't feel rushed by the time restrictions and the 20% off deal made the bill very reasonable. 10/10.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

I used to go three years ago, and back then service and food were both great. This time, the food wasn’t great and the service was worse. My companion recommended another korean bbq place which I will try out instead next time

MP
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great experience of BBQ grill, nice variety of options

NY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

One of the better Korean restaurants in London. They actually use the proper vegetables that are typically used for traditional bibimbap. The side dishes are too pricey (ie: lettuce wraps for bbq) and should be included in a set or offered as an add on if you order a bbq platter/set.

KB
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely and reasonably priced restaurant. Great for a quick dinner.

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

We ordered chicken dumplings and kun mandu chicken for starters, the kun mandu was amazing and dumplings were tasty.
We also got the mixed bbq selection which was great, and the experience of korean bbq never gets old for us.
We were only two people but the table we were sat at was quite small which wasn't ideal but not an evening ruiner! Overall it was very lovely and my boyfriend enjoyed it as his birthday surprise. Cant wait to visit again :)

Z
London
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, nice atmosphere. Try the Koba BBQ and the glass noodles, they are absolutely delicious!

WW
London
8 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was a good Korean restaurant with option to have Korean BBQ. The food was good and the price was right. We had a nice meal.

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

Delicious food in a quiet ambiance. Very relaxed but with very prompt service.

PC
London
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Food was poor compared to previous visits. Tasteless and took nearly an hour to Arrive.

JN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

it's shame that dinner could have been quite enjoyable had it not been for the terrible service. They set a 2 hour dining restriction but we couldn't even get the waiter's attention to order food until 30 minute after we sat down. The first think he said to us as we placed our food was you only have 90 minutes to eat now. We had to literally flag someone down or get up to find someone to get re-orders on drinks and ask for sauces that go with our meat. Also if you decide you are going to cook the meat for the table be consistent about it. They would do for one round then forget to do it next so some of our meat were brunt. We ended up just cooking the meat ourselves.

MP
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Really nice atmosphere and great menu! Perfect for a special occasion!

OT
London
21 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing. No more word. A must try for those who haven’t

GC
London
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Tasty food, nice barbecue meat, but quite expensive. Small space, so the table for two is small. Service is good. Overall, good.

ZK
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me and my friends really enjoyed eating at this restaurant. The atmosphere and food together was great.

M
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very good, I was able to find the same taste as when I was in Korea! But it is so expensive: you don't have that much meat for what you pay, and you need to pay for everything else (if you don't want to end up with only 3 slices of beef): kimchi, lettuce, spring onions, rice... And these sides are quite expensive too. I will definitely go back for the taste, but only on very special occasions considering the price

SO
Gloucestershire
9 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Took my family - been many times - and as always great experience and quality food.

Tables can become a little small if you order a couple of the bbq platters. Good attentive service who where very accommodating post a desert order mix up.

Orders came quickly and did again when we ordered a second round of food.

Highly recommend. Noise levels low and we had a great conversation without having to talk loudly.

S
London
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is absolutely delicious. However, they do not serve those small appetizers as they do in other Korean BBQ restaurants that I have gone to, which was a bit disappointing. Nevertheless, it was a great experience overall. The staffs were also very friendly.

D
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Koba is a nice restaurant located at the end of Charlotte street. Food was delicious, and they specialise in BBQ. Would be nice if they had more vegetarian or vegan options, as all options of BBQ are meat only and some dishes that would appear vegetarian are actually not (eg oyster/fish sauce). But there are still some good options. I had the mushroom bimbimbap, and tofu started both which were superb. cocktails are great too. Ours came late but they generously made them in the house. Nice staff. Would go again.

OM
London
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Koba is such a cute little nook! I’m glad we found this place, the meals where amazing (flavourful and filling). The staff where extremely friendly, they answered our many questions about the meals, what they were, the traditional names etc.

Every single thing we ordered tasted great and the drinks paired really well with our meal.

Only Con! Be careful as the prices add up at the end. Koba is relatively affordable unless you get order happy like we did and decide to try everything on the menu😂

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Enjoyed the food but annoying that they cook the bbq meat for you... and keep interrupting your meal/conversation by coming over to flip meat.. cook more etc.

KC
London
9 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Lovely authentic Korean food, we didn't have BBQ , but al la carte. Loved the seafood pancakes and noodles. Must try green tea ice cream with meringue and steamed chestnut cake. Shame that staff are not very tentative and service is a bit cold and robotic. Otherwise all good.

l
London
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Amazing food and great to bbq your own food but the service is poor. It took us asking a few times for our order to be taken.

LP
London
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

There were about 4 things from the entire menu that catered to gluten intolerance. Very unfortunate

S
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The music was a bit loud so hard to have conversation. Table was good size to fit the food around it. Service was mostly attentive and staff were friendly. Good value for money. Recommend the BBQ marinate selection and 2-3 starters between two people

TC
London
32 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and atmosphere. Felt a bit rushed with the 90 minute time limit on the table.

SN
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

A cozy little restaurant. However the prices are rather high, specially the barbecue. The waitresses don't speak very well English and can't provide adequate advice on the food. It was nice to try it once, but I will not go back again.

EO
London
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent meal - only gripe is that 1.5 hours not enough time to enjoy the meal - would have loved an extra half an hour before having to leave our table.

m
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Prawn with chilli sauce was amazing! However, there was a heavy smell inside the restaurant.

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