Kujira

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£25 and under
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Japanese
Welcome to Kujira. Modern Japanese izakaya specializing in Robatayaki + Cocktails.
What 116 People Are Saying
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J
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great tasting food. I would have liked slightly bigger portions. Amazing cocktails, "The Mann" is my new favourite.

NB
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and drink, with amazing staff who make you feel like a VIP. I couldn't recommend it more.

H
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service

Kujira
Responded on November 3, 2019

Thank you Hoppy!

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SN
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Will definitely come back. Very tasty & wide choices. Lovely staff

Kujira
Responded on November 3, 2019

Thank you SusanN for your lovely feedback. We're pleased you enjoyed the variety of options we have! We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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S
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and waitress Emily was amazing.will definitely be going back.

Kujira
Responded on November 3, 2019

Thank you for your review Simon! We will certainly let Emily know. See you again soon.

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RW
London
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, very welcoming staff who were able to advise us on what to choose. I would definitely recommend this place.

Kujira
Responded on November 3, 2019

Thank you for your recommendation Rachel, we look forward to welcoming you again. :)

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A
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were amazing. I couldn’t recommend Kujira enough.

Kujira
Responded on November 3, 2019

Thank you for your recommendation Anthony! We're so pleased you enjoyed the food. Please stop by again sometime.

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DT
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A really lovely range of dishes, very helpful, relaxed and attentive staff, and the atmosphere was perfect. I really enjoyed the contemporary finish and felt the food was good value. Plates are small but it was ideal for us to have a taste of lots of dishes. A great start to our evening.

RB
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well worth a visit. The cocktails and mocktails are delicious as is the food. Staff very knowledgable too.

Kujira
Responded on October 8, 2019

Great to know RupertB! Which mocktail was your favourite? I like the Fairytale with Pineapple and Yuzu. Hope to see you again soon. :)

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OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was lovely, good value and the staff were helpful and polite. Attentive but not over bearing. Definitely going back here

Kujira
Responded on October 8, 2019

Thank you! We're so pleased to know this. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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TT
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my friends really enjoyed every part of our dining experience at Kujira, every dish we had was extremely tasty, including desert and drinks 😍 really enjoyed spending my birthday here! The staff were super friendly & can’t wait to get back again. 😊 best restaurant I’ve been to in a very long time so Thankyou.

G
London
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, very well looked after, glad to have found such an amazing little gem. Definitely recommend and will be going back!

Kujira
Responded on September 24, 2019

Thank you Georgina for your lovely feedback! We look forward to seeing you again. :)

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N
London
29 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most amazing dining experience on Saturday night at Kujira. The moment we walked in, we were greeted by every single member of staff as we were shown to our table.
The menu and concept was explained to us by the lovely waitress and she recommended a few additional dishes to what we had chosen.
Every single dish we ordered was flavoursome and we especially liked how unusual the lightly chargrilled Edamame with chilli and salt was!
It is a cosy restaurant and perfect for couples and small groups. We will for sure be returning again soon.

Kujira
Responded on September 24, 2019

Thank you for your wonderful review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your meal with us . Looking forward to welcoming you again soon.

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AW
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What's to say....what a fantastic restaurant. Had our first meal here tonight and it definitely won't be our last. Gorgeous food and great, attentive, polite and helpful young F.O.H staff. I'm not a Japanese food aficionado, so can't attest to any authenticity, but I can attest to bloody good food.

Kujira
Responded on September 12, 2019

We're so glad you enjoyed your first meal here with us! Thank you so much, and we hope to see you again soon.

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KD
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I looked at reviews before coming to Brighton for a great Japanese and this seemed to fit the bill. I popped in early at 6pm (as a solo visitor) so it wasn't particularly buzzing but only because of the timing. The staff were all really friendly and attentive, and even let me borrow their phone charger which was much appreciated! Food was really good, particularly enjoyed the crispy chicken skin and miso salmon, and was given good advice about which sake to choose.k Would definitely return!

Kujira
Responded on September 12, 2019

Thank you so much for your review!

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R
London
10 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and friendly service. Would definitely come back!

Kujira
Responded on September 12, 2019

Yay! We hope to welcome you again soon.

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V
Brighton
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent on all counts - food, ambience, service, value ... highly recommend

Kujira
Responded on September 12, 2019

Excellent! Thank you for your feedback.

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J
Frankfurt Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice guys, good food!

Kujira
Responded on September 12, 2019

Thank you! We appreciate your review.

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D
Brighton
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, good drinks, good value for money. Loved the katsu sando, squid was cooked beautifully, best chicken skin ever and the gochujang chicken wings had the perfect level of heat. Cake was superbly light. We shall be back soon for more.

Kujira
Responded on September 12, 2019

Thank you so much! We love the Katsu Sando too. :)

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AN
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Kujira
Responded on September 12, 2019

We're so happy to hear you enjoyed the food and cocktails! Thank you for your review.

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DB
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Kujira
Responded on September 12, 2019

This makes us so happy! We hope you had a wonderful anniversary.

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JH
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

Kujira
Responded on September 12, 2019

Thank you for your lovely feedback!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

Kujira
Responded on September 18, 2019

Grazie per il tuo commento! We hope to see you again in the future. :)

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I
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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.

Kujira
Responded on September 12, 2019

Thank you for your input on the portion sizes! We appreciate your feedback as it helps us improve. Hope to welcome you again soon.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Kujira
Responded on September 12, 2019

This is great! Thank you so much.

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KB
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Kujira
Responded on September 12, 2019

And we can't wait to have you back! Thank you. :)

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E
Brighton
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Kujira
Responded on September 12, 2019

Thank you! We look forward to your return. :)

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VS
London
9 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

Kujira
Responded on September 12, 2019

Thank you for your wonderful review, we're so happy you enjoyed our cocktails! Both Nevada and our mixologist (Christian) are very grateful for your lovely comments. :)

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B
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

Kujira
Responded on September 12, 2019

Thank you! We hope to see you again soon.

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S
New England
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Kujira
Responded on September 12, 2019

Thank you for your lovely review.

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Brighton
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wonderful evening. Thoroughly recommend a visit

Kujira
Responded on September 12, 2019

Thank you for your recommendation! We're glad you had a wonderful evening.

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RE
London
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice restaurant, great food and cocktails so would go back

Kujira
Responded on September 12, 2019

Great! See you soon. :)

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j
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Kujira
Responded on September 12, 2019

Thank you! We're glad you enjoyed our Happy Hour. :)

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PF
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Kujira
Responded on September 12, 2019

Fab! We look forward to your return. :)

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Brighton
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

Kujira
Responded on September 12, 2019

Yum! We love the Matcha Crepe Cake too. Thank you so much.

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A
London
5 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Kujira
Responded on September 12, 2019

Thank you for your sweet review!

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AD
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Kujira
Responded on September 12, 2019

We're so happy to hear that! Thank you and see you soon. :)

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n
London
10 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

Kujira
Responded on September 12, 2019

Smoked Salmon Nigiri... definitely a good highlight! Pop over at 6pm or a weekday for a slightly quieter meal. Thank you for your lovely review.

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RN
Berkshire
5 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

Kujira
Responded on September 12, 2019

Yes! The Sake Ice Cream is a must try. Thank you for your lovely review.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Kujira
Responded on September 12, 2019

Amazing! We're glad you enjoyed your meal. Hope to see you again soon. <3

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