Koba

4.4
1344 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 1344 People Are Saying
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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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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OT
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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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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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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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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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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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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AC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Amazing food, however staff do not let you cook food your self. Our table was double booked and we were asked to leave before the time was up even thought there was plenty of empty other tables. Staff were very rude when called up on it had no time for us and never apologised for double booking the table. Ruined the whole meal.

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CK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food quality is good but portions were relatively small

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We had to wait for 40 minutes for our drinks (no kidding), which almost ruined the experience. But the meat, kimchi and banchans were excellent! Loved it <3 Would like to come back even though the service is slow, because the food was so yummy!

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London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a lovely time, food was very nice and the staff were excellent.

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J
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This place was brilliant. Booked a table for two, found the staff very friendly and very helpful. We got the Korean BBQ plate from the lunch menu specials, which was really good value for money. You get a decent bowl of rice accompanied with 3 sublime dumplings, a delicious salad, fantastic soup and kimchi, beansprouts and spinach together as a side, all od which was very fresh. The meat we got chicken and beef were good too, the chicken in particular was absolutely amazing in flavour. As we were inexperienced with Korean BBQ the staff were very helpful in assisting us and it was overall an excellent experience. Will be returning soon

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E
London
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I’m a returning customer, still like the food but service could me more attentive , felt ages for waiting for drinks and food . Definitely not on the budget side as food is just as pricey as in Mayfair .

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. Best barbecue at your table place I know. Good value, service, decor and most importantly food.

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

Really good food and service, was very impressed.
Loved the starters - prawn dumplings and korean chicken were very tasty. Platter for bbq was also very good.

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MC
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food and service as always in a lively restaurant

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LF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Delicious food in a great setting. The service was perfect to begin with - staff very friendly and polite- but the restaurant got very busy towards the end of our meal and so a drink and side order had to be requested three times before they arrived. But I would still recommend a visit!

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F
London
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably the best Korean restaurant in London. Food is well balanced between authenticity and local appetite. Portion could be a bit more generous but other than that mostly perfect.

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Z
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

I had picked this restaurant practically at random from the list on opentable and didn’t know what to expect. When we arrived 5 minutes before our booking we were asked to sit and wait for our table which was “almost ready”. We sat there for 25 minutes before it was actually ready. The food however was amazing and a pleasant surprise. Something different and completely not what we expected. We were having an early valentines meal out and would thoroughly recommend for others in similar situations.

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KM
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was good but expensive compared to their korean restaurants. Great kimchi though! Note: The menu online showed cheaper prices than the menu in the restaurant.

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PC
London
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

I’d never recommend a place that charges 14% or service charge for table for 2. It seems with such small reservations, a tip would do rather than enforced 14% service charge. It is just too much....

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