Kujira

4.6
52 reviews
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£25 and under
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Japanese
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A modern Japanese izakaya, specialising in robata + cocktails!
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
London
1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Lovely staff, slightly slow service but I like that with Japanese that it doesn’t all come out at the same time. Cute layout and feel about the place. Would definitely return with the girls. ♡

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Good food and not too expensive - really nice to be able to pick lots of little dishes and share between us. The tacos and gyozas were really good. The other plates we ordered were lovely and cooked well, but seemed to lack a little flavour and didn't stand out, so on the whole, I was perhaps a little disappointed given the rave reviews. But, we might have ordered the wrong sort of thing. The service and drinks were excellent.

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MK
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Delicious food and gorgeous restaurant. It was a Saturday night so a little noisy and we were sat near a rowdy table which was a shame but not enough to spoil our evening. Would definitely go back for a special occasion.

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T
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Attentive and friendly service, our waitress gave us some great recommendations. Every dish we tried was amazing, and we ordered a lot...can't wait to come back

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J
London
7 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Japanese restaurant, great food and service.

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J
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and good vibe! Very modern looking restaurant with the most delicious skewers. Would definitely go back!

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BH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and absolutely fantastic service. They even gave us complimentary fizz as it was our anniversary. Will definitely be back with friends! :)

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ZS
London
7 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food amazing as ever, everything comes quickly. cocktails different from the normal ones and tasted yum! Service prompt and helpful staff. would recommend.

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JN
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and stylish interior. Fantastic and unusual cocktails. Perfect date night venue

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TB
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food can’t wait to come back over and over again

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AA
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Went on Valentine's day, the service was great, with 2 free themed glasses of Prosecco. Music might be too loud for the some. Food was amazing and the Sake I tried was very good. In addition, they took a polaroid picture of us at the end to take home. Further comments would be that the venue was decorated very well (see the toilet lol) and very clean. Definitely coming back.

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PS
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Great welcome with a complimentary drink on arrival. Service overall was informal but friendly and good on the whole. The food was a little off the mark. The large plate that we ordered was fantastic and really tasty, but the smaller plates were lacking the puchy flavour I was expecting. The drinks were good and the staff really made an effort. I’d go back but would order differently.

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C
Kent
87 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Very nice food in a cool restaurant but it took forever for our food to arrive after we ordered. The main took well over an hour and we were a bit fed up in the end. The staff were very apologetic and offered free sake and a desert but we wanted food earlier on, not more booze. With Bincho over the road, which is an excellent restaurant, it’s hard to see how this restaurant will last longer term unless they sort out this issue

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AL
London
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great find! Amazing food all about quality protein and vegetables
Great service and stunning cocktails!

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DY
Hong Kong
34 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Excellent services.

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J
London
20 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Really tasty small plates from the grill. Nice sake. Friendly and good value.

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PI
London
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and great food. Not that pricey either

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This a hidden gem in Brighton! Absolutely amazing food and great vibe. Waitress and staff are great, making you feel welcome. Top class restaurant xx

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had great time!

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JO
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The young waitress had a strange attitude, not rude but almost aloof. Ask to change a glass with a lipstick Mark instead of changing it without questioning, she actually had to comment and sort of reluctantly changed it!
It is our second visit and somehow the food was not as good as the first visit, with such service this time comparing with the lovely wonderful experience we had the first visit, not sure if we should visit again

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AB
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place. We love going here. The staff are lovely and the food is incredible. I love the drinks too. Great cocktails and sake

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H
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent restaurant,friendly and knowledgeable staff, wonderful food , good wine . I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone. One ofthe few where website and experience are a happy marriage.

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BE
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GREAT WELCOME, SERVICE REALLY GOOD AND FAB FOOD .....ALWAYS A PLEASURE

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Attentive service. Very enjoyable

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RT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic addition to the Brighton food scene. Spectacular food, great service and a nice overall buzz - all at a very reasonable price.

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BB
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was great. The staff could not of been more friendly. There was a moment when a glass shattered even though only being held by the stem. The waiter responded quickly to get another one and cleared up the cocktail straight away. The main was the duck which was great fun as you could boil it for a minute or so to cook to your taste. The only downfall I would say was the Scallop (yes one) there were 2 of us so we shared it. Tasted great mind you. Great cocktails and a great place for romance and chilling with your friends

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AP
London
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food! It’s a little pricey but it’s utterly delicious:)

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ZS
London
7 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. The salmon nigiri was absolutely perfect. Helpful staff, great Sake. Will definitely be back!

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KG
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

4 of is went Saturday night and absolutely love it. Music may be a little loud for some but the food and service is spot on. Mainly cooked sushi. Only several raw dishes all tasted great. Small so book early. Great find.

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t
Bath
11 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great find! Amazing flavours, Fantastic and friendly service! Will definitely return in the future.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
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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VV
London
3 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
3 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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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

OK food, the pork was good. Tapas style very small portions may leave you hungry are not particularly good value for money.

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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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