Koba

4.4
1360 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. From Monday to Wednesday only. 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: 14 January 2019

Ends: 10 July 2019

Availability: Mon-Wed 17:30-18:30

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.2

Koba is a swish spot that’s perfect for giving friends an intro to the joys of Korean barbecue.

Ratings 8.0-8.5:The best way to think about restaurants in the low to mid 8′s is that these are the places you would absolutely go back to, anytime. These restaurants are ones that you want to bring a friend to, just so they can also experience the duck carnitas, or burger, or whatever dish the place is known for.
What 1360 People Are Saying
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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

Took 45 mins for first dish. Late to be seated after booking in advance. Cramped dining environment.

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EC
London
32 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Koba is probably the best Korean restaurant in London imo. The bbq is always of very high standard. Service is always amazing and helps with the bbq. Fried chicken is the best in town. Try the raspberry wine - it’s brilliant.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very thoughtful of frying the meat for us and split it in portions. All dishes are delicious.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very tasty and the staff were extremely attentive!

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DM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very authentic Korean BBQ

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OT
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Expensive for Korean bbq, stuff was toooo attentive. Not authentic and traditional for Korean bbq.

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HC
London
9 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Went with a friend and we had the Korean BBQ which was really tasty. Would recommend.

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Z
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 5

Great ambiance and location. The Koba bbq selection was a nice choice but the meat was not as fresh as I got a stomach ache soon after eating there. The worse thing is the service, they rush you and they don't even let you do your own bbq. They just keep bbq the meat whether you want to eat that next or not. For the price I wouldn't bother.

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KY
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food and service was friendly, although it did feel like they were rushing us to leave.
Requested for a wider Table as we like to order alot of food but they still gave us a small, which limited our ordering and comfort.

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K
London
8 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Good Korean BBQ with great vibe. The ambiance is lovely. However, the food we ordered took sometime to arrive. We were recommended by a close friend and they have had amazing experience with Koba. We did enjoyed our food as everything was tasty and fresh, only the downside was the time it took for the food to arrive. We had to cancelled one dish because it arrived after we had finished our meal. Overall, we liked the place and will go back.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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MT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The staff was really welcoming and took good care of us. My sister is gluten and dairy intolerant and the staff made sure to check every dish before taking her order.
I would definitely recommend.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Since my last visit, which was quite a long time ago, it seems like there is a lot more attention to detail in things like presentation. Although the food has always been great. I will definitely be coming here again.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great authentic Korean BBQ experience. We did however want to bbq our food ourselves and felt a little rushed by our lovely waitress

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OT
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent and attentive service. Food was great as well!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

It was very mediocre.

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London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Pretty good

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CN
London
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has been my second time at Koba. The food is simply delicious and the service very friendly

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OT
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alternative Mother’s Day
Family loved the experience, food was excellent. We were surrounded by Asian families and couples having Sunday dinner. Would def recommend

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MY
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Was a joint birthday celebration for me and and my son. Love the fact that they have a fan extractor above the bbq! Clothes did not smell of food.

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TC
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

There are better and less expensive Korean BBQ places. It was good but not great and sorrily unlike other places kimchi is not an automatic accompaniment when you order a mixed meat option for two. Probably won’t come back. It was good once.

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I
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my first time at Koba and trying Koren barbecue ever We loved it and will be back!

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PX
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extremely good service and amazing food! A good place to taste Korean barbecue!

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SW
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good place for a modestly priced set menu lunch. I would go back again for a relaxed evening.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Food was good however ventilation was terrible as our clothes stink after the dinner

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good experience

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LR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Not good value for money. The portion of food that you get is tiny and the price is premium. Especially if you go as a couple that you cannot order a lot without paying a lot of money wouldn't recommend it. The meat is even smaller than a proper meat dish in any other restaurant and with no sides. You will leave the place hungry.

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OT
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great value for some authentic tasting Korean food. We ordered a lot of food to fill 4 people and it came together to be under £140 which I thought was incredible for its value. The taste was sensational as well which made it even more better. My favourite dish was the yukhoe was very good, goes well with the bibimbap main and a Korean BBQ on the side.

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MB
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Service wasn’t great , had to ask someone to take our order , no explanation given of how the menu/experience worked , had to ask staff for more drinks , wrong quantity brought to the table. Felt like we shouldn’t have had to summon staff as often as we did. The food tasted fine though.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Food and service are fairly good. Slightly expensive than supposed to be. Quite noisy when we were eating.

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RH
London
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great resturant, very attentive service and yummy food.

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VS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food, service and drinks were all of an extremely high level and enjoyed by myself and 3 friends. Out favourite drink was the Cherry Blossom cocktail and we thoroughly enjoyed the Koba BBQ platter for our main meal. Would definitely recommend this restaurant and will definitely return myself.

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B
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Very good quality of food. My children loves the Korean food

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V
London
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The staff looks in a hurry, the ambience is good, i think food is less compared last year.
Rice £9.50 its too pricey. Not coming back anymore, will try different one.

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AW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The rib eye was amazing! The egg fried rice was great too. We really enjoyed the cooking experience!

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Very slow and disorganized service

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AH
London
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved Koba. First Korean bbq and it was delicious. All food cooked in front of you. We had the spicy chicken, yummy lean beef and amazing stir fried rice dish. Excellent! Recomend to everyone!

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LI
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food served in this restaurant is above the normal Korean restaurants that I could find in central London.

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AR
London
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The waiters were not very friendly. Part of the experience is to watch the food being cooked in front of you, it was amazing up until our sea food BBQ was burnt and even though the waitress saw the mistake, none would approach us or take the responsibility. However, after waiting around for someone to approach us, we finally called over a waitor, who then was nice enough to offer to replace the BBQ. Just a shame really to what could have been a lovely night.

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DE
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I would recommend koba for the experience of Korean bbq. Food was good, restaurant was quiet and minimalist, staff were attentive however we were always aware that they expect you out in an hour and a half. We had no starters or desserts between 2 of us and it was that amount if time.

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