Kujira

4.6
97 reviews
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£25 and under
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Japanese
A modern Japanese izakaya, specialising in robata + cocktails!
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AN
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fabulous and the cocktails best I’ve ever tasted. Quirky lovey restaurant. Highly recommend. We couldn’t believe how reasonable the bill was too

DB
Brighton
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kujira was a slight gamble as I booked for our wedding anniversary having never been before. So glad I did, the food was amazing. The service was top notch our host was helpful with menus choice, and all the team we met were were friendly and helpful. I travel a lot for work, Kujira is up there with anything i've been to globally...Thanks Kujira.

JH
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very tasty food, good variety, knowledgeable staff, happy hour on drinks was a real bonus and made the whole experience better value for money.
Well worth a visit

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Il Ristorante è molto accogliente ottimo servizio cucina a vista l’unica delusione essendo un ristorante giapponese mi sarei aspettato più varietà nel menu di piatti di pesce.
Giudizio complessivo Ottimo quello che ho mangiato cioè la carne buonissima.

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I
London
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent so I'd recommend, especially if you're a fan of Japanese food. My only negative was that I thought some of the portions were a little small for the price.

OT
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Couldn't rate it higher. Food and cocktails are just brilliant, great sake selection, and really warm service from the staff. Love it.

KB
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Literally amazing! Can't wait to go back there, all the food was out of this world good

E
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and lovely staff, will definitely visit again soon.

VS
London
9 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went to Kujira primarily for their highly rated cocktails and they did not disappoint. We also ordered a selection of small plates which were all very tasty and well prepared. As someone who is heavily involved in the cocktail world it is such a treat to discover outstanding and original concoctions. These are not 'style over substance' sickly sweet or over diluted drinks, but beautifully created oriental inspired in-house inventions. A special mention to our waitress Nevada who was attentive, charming and importantly very knowledgeable about the cocktails. Highly recommend!

B
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely little restaurant. Good food with some very nice original dishes and excellent service. Nice quirky cocktails.
Would definitely go again

S
New England
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, great service and good cocktails. Can’t go wrong!

OT
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, wonderful evening. Thoroughly recommend a visit

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice restaurant, great food and cocktails so would go back

j
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice service good food and with the 2for1 on wine it was very reasonable

PF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and very friendly staff. Will be going again!

OT
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very helpful staff, amazing environment and their matcha crepe cake is a MUST try. So Delish

A
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most delicious Japanese tapas served beautifully by lovely, helpful staff. Cocktails and Mocktails were delicious too.

AD
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good restaurant with tasty and succulent food. I really enjoyed. The staff are so kind and friendly. No regret I will go back again and again. I would definitely recommend it

n
London
10 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Not for a quiet dinner! But the quality of food more than makes up for it. A delightful treat! Smoked salmon nigiri was the highlight of what already was pretty marvellous dinner!

RN
Berkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful Japanese tapas restaurant. You can choose from tapas style, small dishes or main courses and we tried them all and they were delicious! Great atmosphere, friendly service so definitely recommend for a date night or big group dining. Don’t be afraid to try sake ice cream it is delicious!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great service, fantastic drinks! Will definitely be back <3

TB
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again superb food and service

JB
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great good, cocktails and service. A nice experience for date night!

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

Excellent food and service. A real find!

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

Really excellent cooking - great Japanese grilled food. Also very nice sushi. Everything cooked with care and pride. Very helpful staff. Will definitely return.

OT
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was very good and a large selection to choose from, lovely cocktails. Restaurant was quite and a little dark but staff were very helpful.

SM
London
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was sooo nice! Waitress was lovely, recommenced the right amount of food and we were able to cancel dishes once we were full. We were sat in a bit of a tight squeeze table right next to the till but the ambience was still good regardless

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

Wonderful service and delicious food. We had the menu explained and drinks were recommended. The tempura was so fresh and delicious.

I
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food, great choice and plenty of information for veggies and vegans. some of the best food we've had in brighton

LM
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious and different Japanese than I am used to having. Street food tapas style, however there are mains as well. I ordered tapas and my family had mains. All was delicious. The only change I would make is the decor, but we ate at dusk so maybe at night time it is more ambient. Overall, I would recommend...I am fussy about dining as I am a corporate traveler for many years.

LD
London
7 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasty food, nice varied menu. Smoked salmon nagiri was particularly amazing. Lots of non fish options too. Waiters were lovely. Happy hour till 7.30pm was good value.

CR
London
11 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, and and a nice atmosphere. Would definitely go again.

JT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Dined here before a show at the Brighton Dome. The service was fantastic very attentive but we didn't feel like they were hurrying us. The food was delicious, it was nice to just order a few random things and give it a go.

F
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent overall, clean, friendly and helpful service. Well designed space. Vibrant atmosphere. Very good food. Long waiting time for some of the specials but exceptionally fresh and well made food. Recommended.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Definitely worth a visit, service and food good. I really enjoyed as did my wife who is a bit more veggie minded. Loved the Saki. Go for it.

DO
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First class food, service and ambience. A very enjoyable experience all round!

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

really enjoyed!! perfectly sized menu able to sample lots of different plates
attentive lovely waitress explained menu so well
totally recommend this restaurant in league of its own in Brighton

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

Awesome restaurant. Apart from the food, which is so delicious, the best thing about this restaurant is the staff who are welcoming, friendly and attentive. The flavours on the robata dishes are just beautiful. If you haven't tried out this place yet you are missing out!

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

We arrived and were seated at the high top they said our table was just getting cleaned and waited 45 mins at which point I got a phone call saying we had missed our table I said we were here waiting . We ordered 6 items and it took over two hours to finally get everything . It was just dredful and I’m so sad as I love it there but this time was awful

BE
London
5 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always a great welcome and food excellent. Highly recommended

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