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Kujira

4.6
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193 reviews
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£25 and under
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Japanese
A modern Japanese izakaya, specialising in robata + cocktails!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 193 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBrightonAndy
London
42 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

A really enjoyable evening of superb dishes.

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ClaudiaR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food a d drink! Great vibe from the team

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Maya
Brighton
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovey food, lovely service. Would definitely go again

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The guy who makes the drinks is a g

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E123456789
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food good service would definitely recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, very authentic, staff were very attentive. Loved the experience!

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MaisieC
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was astounding as expected! The plates came out pretty consistently. Our waiter was amazing, as well as balancing many more tables by himself, making drinks and hosting, he was brilliant and really attentive! Chefs were friendly and helping the waiter out when they could so nice to see tram work!
Only critique would be that for the price, the amount of food was a bit small, however, flavours and quality of ingredients were second to none!

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HarrietW
Essex
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous little gem near brighton sea front, we were staying at a hotel near by and wanted to try somewhere different.

The food here is amazing and the service is great

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Jill
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious, our first time at Kijira but definitely not the last

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JayF
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and a real variety of flavours. The very first duck dish we had was unbelievably tasty and I knew we were in for a good meal. We had a vegan with us and there was a great variety for them also. Ordered way to much food but that’s how much we were enjoying it so we just kept ordering.

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ZoeB
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty food and drinks, plus excellent service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Customer service very attentive, food was incredible but slightly pricey at £65 for 2 people but ok as a one off treat

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ParindaB
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is UNBELIEVABLE! We have eaten out in many Japanese restaurants including some of the best in London and none of them even touched the food we had at Kujira. Servers and chefs are super nice and helpful, and food was so fresh and not heavy. Would definitely recommend as a place to try if your in Brighton!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were great, very friendly and happy to help and the food was amazing!

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RosyE
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This was our second visit to Kujira. We'd been wanting to go back for over a year and we weren't disappointed. Every effort has been made to make you feel safe and secure in regards to Covid19 and the food it just delicious. We couldn't pick a favourite dish but definitely try to scallops!

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LiamC
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional and the service was considerate and had a personal

The restaurant has a real izakaya feel to it with a modern edge.

Highly recommend.

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vipDashbar
London
8 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was very friendly, it was our first visit, so the menu was thoroughly explained to us, which was very helpful.

Lovely restaurant atmosphere, very modern, but nice to eat in.

Food was absolutely delicious, particular favourites were the chicken skin robata, and the gyoza. Fantastic value for money, given the amount of food we ordered, I would’ve expected the bill to be at least £50 more than it was.

We will absolutely be returning.

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GeorgeR
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food. Even better service! The waiter was attentive and friendly.

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JaeP
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service and excellent Covid safety measures.

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HKM1235
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious. Enjoyed every dish and the wine!

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Rali
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time with my partner - the cocktails were excellent and food was so delicious! Great ambiance for a date also! Would definitely recommend

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Joanne
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The restaurant is on a busy lively street at the top of a high. The service is okay depending on the waiter you have. We had a waiter who did not speak English. The food is good, fresh and as described. If does however arrive when it is ready so you may have to wait for sometime.

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james
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience2

great food and service but portion sizes quite small for price

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LauraBee
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely brilliant! Food was increasingly, service was great and unbelievable value for money. Can’t wait to go back

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super friendly staff, very attentive to the Covid requirements of care, and to customers needs. Amazing food (the braised salmon nigiri are an absolute must), and quite quick to come to the table too! Very reasonably priced.

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DaisyR
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing good quality food for amazing value! A nice well presented venue too. Would definitely recommend

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SeanG
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice waiter. Food was excellent with a good variety of choice. Cocktails were excellent!

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GillF
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad they’re open again. The food was spectacular as always and was extremely impressed at how the lovely team had adapted to the current situation with their usual positivity and excellent service.
A must visit (and I’m half Japanese so can vouch the quality of the food!)

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JustineS
Kent
11 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was delicious as was the saké! Friendly service. Atmosphere quiet but this is not the fault of the restaurant, it is the way the world currently is. Had a well-needed and beautiful date night.

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Yuyu
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really enjoyed Kujira. I had octopus, scallops and salmon rolls. Everything was absolutely delicious! Cocktails are nice too.

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Andre
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Management of the kitchen was appalling, we ordered the exact same dish as the table behind us but they got served before us even if they arrived 30 mins after us. We weren’t even the only table that was left waiting for this long, saw other tables left without fully receiving their orders. The most outrageous thing was that we got charged for some items on the bill that we did not even consume. I get that you guys are busy but if you can’t serve this many customers don’t take this amount of bookings? I mean an almost 2 hour wait for half of our order to arrive is utter ridiculous, not to mention the fact that we even had to pay for the food that we did not even eat. Is that how you treat your customers ? The kitchen management is literally a joke. Shame as we read so many good reviews about this place and was eager to try but was left hungry and upset, what a let down. I’d advise to avoid this place especially during dinner time. The attitude of the male waiter in glasses was horrible as well, treated us in a rude manner after we told him that we no longer want our food after a 2 hour wait, don’t understand where his attitude is coming from, the wait was a perfect reason to cancel but hey who cares he charged us for items that we didn’t eat anyway

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PamelaG
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and great service! We'll definitely be going there again!

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PaulA
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My first experience of Japanese food and i must say i loved it!!!! Could eat there everyday!

Nevada looked after us very well and was a real help.

Also, my wife loved her birthday cake surprise! :-)

Thanks guys, we will be back :-)

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AnaP
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant and experience! The food and drinks were amazing and the service was great too.
Probably one of the best restaurants in Brighton, I can’t wait to go back!

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vind
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food, delicate flavours and tables spaced apart well to handle COVID restrictions

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Millu
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

It was ok, food and drinks were ok. The restaurant was really loud due to the cooking area being near the dining area. We could barely hear ourselves talking.

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AndrewR
Bristol
3 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, the best meal we had on our weekend in Brighton.

Kujira
Responded on 30 July 2020

Thanks AndrewR! We hope you enjoyed your time in Brighton.

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vipNiall
London
14 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful meal and superb service. Couldn't recommend it more. Lovely fusion of traditional Japanese with some Argentinian flair. Had a superb mango/crepe dessert.

Kujira
Responded on 30 July 2020

Thank you Niall for your lovely comment. We're pleased you enjoyed our array of flavours and our new Mango Crepe Cake. :) Hope to see you again soon.

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vipBusby
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food - excellent service. They just need some customers.

Kujira
Responded on 30 July 2020

Thanks for the review Busby! We re-opened on the 4th of July and are gradually getting back to a "new norm" with both old and new customers returning once again. Thank you for your support and understanding during these difficult times in the hospitality industry.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden gem! Food was delicious, cocktails were amazing and unique. I recommend tempura rolls and pork belly 👌 Staff were super friendly and helpful, created very relaxed atmosphere (all Covid-ready). We will definitely be going back to try more dishes...and cocktails obviously!

Kujira
Responded on 30 July 2020

Thank you so much! We can't wait to have you back so you can try some of our other dishes. Great recommendations too, Pork Belly... so good! See you next time. :)

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FAQs

Kujira does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Kujira also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01273 777988.

Kujira is rated 4.6 stars by 193 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.