Kujira

4.5
21 reviews
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£25 and under
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Japanese
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Fun
A modern Japanese izakaya, specialising in robata + cocktails!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Cocktail Bar, Barbecue
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Hours of Operation
Happy Hour
Tue–Sun 17:00–19:30
Dinner
Tue, Wed 18:00–21:30
Thu–Sat 18:00–22:30
Sun 18:00–21:00
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Phone number
01273 777988
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Payment Options
AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Taish Tsunematsu
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Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
What 21 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.3
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4.3
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OT
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We had a meal on Saturday night before going out. Whilst the food itself was tasty, service was a little slow.

We had originally ordered rice with some small plates. The small plates each came with 3-5 minute interval between them.

As we'd yet to receive the rice, which may have helped to pace the meal, we asked if it had been missed when we ordered and were told it had.

The waitress then went to check and returned to tell us that they'd run out of rice, which was a bit of a surprise given that the cuisine is Japanese.

The food we did have was very good and maybe we ordered the wrong combinations but we did find it a bit disappointing due to the wait and the missing rice.

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MB
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Really good food, great service and at a reasonable price. The beef was excellent.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good experiance, everything we orderd was good and the service was excellent. Wish I could rate six stars. Will come again. The smoked salmon nigiri were outstanding

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JO
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great evening, the owner and her staff were perfect hosts. Services and food are excellent. Thank you so much.

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J
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place for an after work meal, but would be nice for all occasions , nice stylish decor and tasty food , one thing ide day is staff are actually abit to efficient sometimes taking my plate whilst eating the last mouthful, also are food came at different times , but overall very nice

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NS
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Great food, a little too noisy for us. Loved the happy hour

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k
Kent
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can't rate Kujira highly enough. We eat out a lot and this is up there in the top five in Brighton. The food is fresh, delicious and refined and the service second to none.

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DN
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Just had the best night out for a long time.

The staff are brilliant, the food amazing and the atmosphere was perfect

Well worth booking and heading in!

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LH
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and lovely attentive staff. Came here for a birthday dinner and the food was incredible!

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MR
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, drinks, and service. We will definitely be back!

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p
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was fantastic and had the service to match. Excellent value for money given the quality of the food. Happy hour runs until 7:30 of a Saturday so try and aim fo that window if possible as their cocktails were excellent too.

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AC
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came across this place whilst searching for newly opened restaurants in brighton as I havnt been down to brighton in a while. The occasion was for my best friend who I havnt seen in many years as he had moved to china so it was a triple date setup with 3 best buddies and 3 partners. I didnt know what to expect when booking kujira but just from reading the style of japanese food they do I was instantly sold. They met every expectation and although portions may seem small for some people for what you pay, it was well worth it for the experience and my friends and their partners were very pleased with my choice. I highly recommend anyone to try this place. Great food, great vibe and amazing and friendly service.

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V
London
56 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Great food from the eclectic menu, was difficult to know how much to order so we had lots of small dishes which were all great.

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SM
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and decor. Nice little touches like the whale chopstick rests. The food was delicious. We shared tons of the small vegetarian dishes as well as the vegetarian skewers. The Nasu Miso was so good we ordered a second helping!

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SE
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pork belly and salmon tacos are a must! All food was so lovely, cocktails were beaut and service was great. Really nice ambience!

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CM
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time eating here, food was absolutely delicious!! Great service from every member of staff. The manager even made the effort to come and make sure we were all looked after and enjoying everything. Will be returning very soon!

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LH
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

flavours of the food were pretty standard - they all tasted like it's all had teriyaki sauce added. We were confused as to what the cuisine is supposed to be .... Japanese or Mexican?? I think if they decide which direction they want the cuisine to be, they would go far. There is far too many competition close by!
We compliment the service which was faultless...keep it up

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OT
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food and cocktails staff were great to will go back again, very chilled evening just what you want mid week

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FL
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing find we loved everything will be back for sure loved it x

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C
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

As a Japanese, it was bit different from my images of Robatayaki (grill) and less menu, but food is reasonable price and friendly staff. We were really enjoyed.

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JL
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and lovely staff! Very helpful.
The drinks were lovely!

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