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Kokedama, Brighton, East Sussex

Kokedama

4.8
4.8
118 Reviews
£26 to £40
Vegan
Small plates, cocktails, and natural wines

Kokedama is our plant-based restaurant with an innovative small plates menu, creative tailor-made cocktails and natural wines. Large terrace for al fresco dining. For an extra experience choose our Chef's menu - sit back and leave the choice to our talented kitchen team.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 9 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Vegan, Vegetarian / Vegan, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue, Wed 12:00–23:00 Thu–Sat 12:00–23:30

  • Phone number

    01273 723159

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Jake Swayne

What 118 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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    Romance

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    Good Vegetarian Options

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    Vibrant Bar Scene

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    Best Overall

  • Brighton

    Best Food

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    Best Service

  • Brighton

    Best Ambience

  • Brighton

    Best Value

  • Brighton

    Fit for Foodies

  • Brighton

    Healthy

  • Brighton

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Brighton

    Outdoor Eating

  • Brighton

    Romance

  • Brighton

    Good Vegetarian Options

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    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. MT

    MattT

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visited Brighton to celebrate before the birth of our first child and booked a table here in advance. There’s a great selection of Vegan / plant based restaurants in Brighton and Kokedama did not disappoint. We went with the Chef’s selection consisting of around 7 plates of food for the starters and mains then 2 for pudding. All were to die for! Truly thinking outside of the box each dish was a delight, interesting and exceptionally tasty with a great variety of ingredients. The Chef’s selection came with either a glass of bubbly or cocktails (alcohol free available too), of which we sampled a couple. They were great too. The staff were very friendly and accommodating and everything ran smoothly even on a very busy Saturday night during a heat wave. They were happy to give recommendations for both food and drink and were knowledgeable of the menu. We sat inside, which was cosy and well decorated, there was also seating outside and at the bar. Although busy it was not too noisy and we easily held a conversation. The atmosphere was relaxed and welcoming. The tempura tender stem broccoli was amazing as were the little leeks and the stay oyster mushrooms. We can’t wait to go back to Brighton and sample what else Kokedama has to offer on its menu in the future.
  2. YL

    YvonneL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We very much enjoyed the fact that the food is not only plant based but creative and doesn't try to intimidate animal foods.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A beautiful restaurant. Incredible food. Wonderful service. A reasonable price for the quality too. We’ll be back soon!
  4. n

    naaa

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely setting, fantastic good and great service.
  5. t

    tobyh

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing fresh tasty meals, nice drinks and great service!
  6. BB

    BrianaB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We did the chefs menu; everything was delicious! Definitely try the mushrooms, chicory, and corn fritters.
  7. K

    Karen

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Beautifully seasoned vegan food that experiments with flavours and textures. We had a superb lunch in the outside seating area on a sunny day. The waitress is charming and attentive and we would absolutely recommend this place for something a little different and memorable.
  8. RC

    RachaelC

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly delicious, inventive plant based food in a lovely ambience.
  9. A

    Alex

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Good food. A bit of confusion with service, and assumptions were made for menu choice of people based on allergies of others, despite clear instructions. We ended up with everyone getting almost-nut-free plates (i.e. where possible) although we had discussed having separate nut-free plates for one of the customers. I would have preferred to get the items as the chef intended, rather than somewhat re-adjusted.
  10. GP

    GillP

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely lunch with friends. The special lunch menu offer well worth trying. All the food was delicious and well presented.
  11. MP

    MarieP

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, friendly team. Highly recommended for plant based eaters and more.
  12. B

    Blanche

    Brighton

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 August 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Interesting menu, some dishes very tasty but some didn't quite hit the mark, portions very small for the price. Service was friendly but a bit chaotic with two tables who came after us getting served before us. We ordered sparkling water which came not chilled .
  13. AF

    AliceF

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful building. Delicious food, we literally tried one of everything on the menu and it was all fantastic. Cocktails were a star event as well, interesting different cocktails not just the usual and enjoyed by all at the table. Also offer alcohol free cocktails. Service is very friendly and relaxed.
  14. D

    Darren

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, wine and service without being pretentious. Nice venue. A bit pricey but worth it for a special occasion or a well deserved treat
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was incredible & service from Mr Christmas was top notch!
  16. AW

    AffyW

    Brighton

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In Brighton you are so spoiled for choice for vegan restaurants. This is one of tops for me. Excellent food. Creative menu, amazing cocktails. The cocktail waiter who doubled up as our waiter for the evening was really engaging and funny. Definitely will be back multiple times
  17. C

    Cat79

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious, we shared 6 of the plates between us and everything was so so good, 100% recommend to both vegans and non-vegans alike
  18. JD

    JeremyD

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great food. Good value. Amazing flavours. We tried a plate of all the dishes on offer and loved them all.
  19. LT

    LucyT

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu, Sweetcorn Fritters & Tempura Sprouting favourites. Such lovely friendly service. We’ll be back!
  20. AC

    ACody

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great value and incredible food. Service spot on !
  21. K

    Kkkk

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding dinner. All of our savory dishes were delicious, particularly the curried cauliflower
  22. AS

    AnaSP

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was tasty and different to what you normally find around, with lots of flavor.
  23. S

    Suzannes

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Perfect place for a vegan dinner date!! A must try!!
  24. KI

    KatieI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Yummy and special. Great for gluten free will be going back 100%.
  25. AS

    AliceS

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing, such delicious food that vegans, veggies and meat eaters enjoyed 😁
  26. K

    Karen

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Wonderful friendly service, with a smile and very attentive. Food was delicious, lovely cocktails too. Went for lunch on a sunny day. Give it a try!
  27. LS

    LukeS

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our meal here - the lunch set menu was amazing value and everything was delicious. We’ll definitely book in again
  28. SC

    ShanniC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful mea with every dish a being a culinary delight. Fantastically friendly service from the staff. Vegan food at its best! And a delicious hot chilli pepper cocktail to start. We would definitely go again and we’re not even vegan. Thank you
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Amazing flavours and really unusual dishes, we loved all of them! but despite ordering 6 plates between two and spending nearly £90 (including 2 beers and 2 gorgeous cocktails) we left feeling hungry. We felt that we were missing some substantial protein (a good tofu or bean dish) and a plate of grains. We had a lovely evening overall, perfect for a special Birthday treat - and enjoyed our experience - but can't rate as high as we would've liked. Still worth trying if you have a smaller appetite or can afford more than the recommended 6 plates. Often eat at the Roundhill so really want Kokedama to be a dining success.
  30. PL

    PaulL

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food. Perhaps a tad loud at our table just next to the bar. It was Saturday, though…so all good!
  31. S

    Simone

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic flavours, innovative dishes, interesting cocktails, wonderful staff, relaxed vibe. What's not to like? (BTW I'm not a vegan and I would happily eat here regularly, in case my fellow onmivores are wondering...)
  32. PP

    PercyParis4

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An absolutely delicious meal, superb service. Can’t wait to go back.
  33. MM

    MichaelM

    Brighton

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My daughter is veggie so we wanted to go to a veggie friendly place so we could all enjoy the food to celebrate her graduation. Well this placed absolutely aced it. The food was small plates and all varied and interesting. Amy and Clair served us fantastically. The whole experience was just wonderful. Choosing my favourite dish is hard as they were all excellent but I think I would mention the curried cauliflower which was sublime. I have been to Burnt Orange a few time which I think is very good; but this place can hold it own against that restaurant. This is an interesting veggie place in Brighton and they show how plant based food should be done.
  34. JJ

    JacobJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food and very good service. The only small hiccup was that our initial drinks and olives were very slow to arrive - this meant when our meal arrived we still had most of our drinks and olives still, and weren't able to move onto our bottle of wine. Otherwise a 5 star outing with incredible tasting food.
  35. ER

    EdwinaR

    Brighton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Friendly service, lovely food. Lunch menu good value - but we had to ask for it as was not immediately offered.
  36. c

    ciarao

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Really lovely mix of tapas food- some were hits, a couple we probably wouldn't have again. The table service with Lea was beyond excellence. Staff had a great vibe from host to table. Bathrooms on each level. Everything was truly lovely. Would have loved them to sell champagne or English sparkling by the glass... £60 for a bottle of english was a little steep... we will definitely be back!
  37. RL

    RobertL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    As a lifelong carnivore but who likes vegetables I was really impressed. The food was so good with variety of flavors and textures you really feel satisfied. We will be back. A lot.
  38. AB

    AliceB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved this place! Will definitely be going back again here a lot. A new favourite!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    ‘Chef choice’ was a very good decision, we would recomand for the experience. The restaurant is rated as one of the best in Brighton, therefore our expectations were higher. The food was too oily for our taste. Good ration qualty - price. Very nice atmosphere, good service.
  40. L

    Lulu

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really really amazing food and cocktails. We had the entire menu between four of us and every plate was incredible. Brilliant service and lovely atmosphere.

FAQs

Kokedama is rated 4.8 stars by 118 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for Kokedama

Kokedama Restaurant, 36 East Street, Brighton, East Sussex Bn1 1hl

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area

    Brighton

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue, Wed 12:00–23:00 Thu–Sat 12:00–23:30

  • Cuisines

    Vegan, Vegetarian / Vegan, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    15 Minutes from Brighton train station

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Jake Swayne

  • Additional

    Beer, Beer Garden, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Vegan, Wine

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