Squaremeal Review of Koba ?

Popular with local big-hitters, Koba’s upscale decor makes it classy enough for swish clients while offering the showtime of cooking ‘at your own table’. Start with yook hwei (Korea’s answer to steak tartare, combining strips of raw beef with slivers of sweet pear and an egg yolk stirred in at the last moment), goon mandoo (pan-fried veggie dumplings, not unlike gyoza), or a casserole/broth with mushrooms and gnocchi-esque rice-flour dumplings. Then sit back while efficient staff fire up the hotplates and BBQ pieces of sirloin steak or ‘to die for’ pork belly – perfect with kimchi (chilli-hot pickled cabbage) and a bottle of cold Hite (Korea’s favourite beer). At lunchtime, perching at the bar is a favourite pastime for solo diners.

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20% Off food only

Enjoy 20% off all food from the a la carte menu. Excludes drinks and desserts. Please note that all tables have a 1 hour 30 minutes turnaround time.

Available: 07 August 2017

Max: 4 people

Expires: 31 August 2017

Maximum of 4 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.



11 Rathbone Street ,London W1T 1NA

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May 2012

I normally do not write reviews, but Koba seems to have some bad reviews, which it really does not deserve. Judging from the amount of customers in there, there are plenty of people who love the food, service and atmosphere and are very happy with the price and value for money. Went there last night with my girlfriend for her birthday. We had the Korean BBQ, which was fantastic. The food was great, high quality, fresh and yummy. The service was excellent, very attentive but not in your face! We...

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Mark M.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 9
  • Value: 9

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11 Rathbone Street ,London W1T 1NA

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Jul 2011

I took my boyfriend there to celebrate his 30th after reading good reviews online. However, the food, service and price were not as expected. The portions are a lot smaller compared to other better korean restaurants in London but more pricey, which is fine if it's a high end korean restaurant but it's not. Not only the portions are smaller they charge higher than other korean restaurants. I thought I would go to Koba for a change since I've been eating at my regular korean places for the last 5...

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Yu L.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Atmosphere: 1
  • Value: 1

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