Tokova Restaurant

4.5
18 reviews
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£25 and under
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Basque
A taste of the Basque country on small plates. Pintxos crafted with seasonal top quality ingredients. A unique and contemporary menu.
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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Service was poor. We ordered our food. On the short menu no pigeon was available. 30 mins later we had had no food served to us. We saw the chef speak to waiter about it. A few mins later the owner came over and said we are sorry but your order got lost so we ordered again. This time the bread with 3 butters was also not available.

We were given water when first arrived. When our wine came they said we will give you more water. No more water arrived throughout the meal despite us asking several times.

Food here was delicious and love the atmosphere in market but service let them down.

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SW
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it. Food was fantastic and the bill was very reasonable. The lady that runs it is so lovely. Will be going again!

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

Fabulous Spanish/Basque restaurant. The black rice was so delicious we kept ordering more. We will definitely be back.

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

Absolutely fantastic food and very good value for the quality.

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LG
London
111 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

something really different in Broadway market! We worked our way through the whole list - and like them all!

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DM
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

The food was fantastic and the waiters very friendly. However, the service was not particularly good. There are not enough waiters - there was one poor guy serving everyone and he was trying his best. Our service was not particularly bad but it was slow. The couple next to us actually left half way through their meal as they just were not getting anything that they ordered, which is a shame because the food was delicious!

I will still go back and recommend it to others - they have not been open very long so I am sure the service will improve! And it is definitely worth it for the food.

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CM
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kova was amazing, every dish that came out was superb. Delicious, and will definitely be back. A great little find, the young chef is destined to go places! Loved it.

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RA
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and a fun place to eat. Certainly recommend Kova as a place to eat with a group of friends so you can try the whole menu.

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EL
London
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely lovely food and very attentive staff

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J
London
79 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Hmmm. Well we ate some delicious dishes, octopus with strong earthy mushrooms worked really well, a delicious pink piece of beef with mustard, and pleasant black rice with squid. All served tapas style. But details wind me up nowadays. Served two soup style dishes which although tasty were not suitable for sharing. They gave us teaspoons to eat them with. And the leek confit was the only vegetable on offer apart from the ubiquitous Padron peppers. The choice is limited, its cash only when their page says they take cards and I am not sure about this market eating. In summer the place is sweaty and airless and in winter (now!) drafty and uncomfortable. The tables are narrow and you sit on rickety benches unless you are one of the lucky four to eat at the bar. They do not stock irulegay Basque wine from the French side of the Pyrenees and did not know what it was. There was a very limited red list. Three. House which was vaguely Basque, a Rioja and a classy mountain wine from Southern Spain developed she said by an English guy. We went for house. Dry and reasonable. Service dried up altogether given the business of the evening and sat for twenty minutes waiting to be asked whether we would like cheese or dessert. We went for the bill. 45 pounds for two. So no complaints there. In summary innovative and skilled cooking on show but the management needs sorting. By the way Broadway market is now rammed on Saturdays.

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a
London
12 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Amazing food and great service. It’s not cheap, given the location, but well worth it.

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ME
London
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Owner and her daughter were so lovely and helpful with recommendations

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CW
London
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was amazing food in a great location. The service was also a highlight and the wine list is great too. Good value, I will go back

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AT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

First-class tapas, reasonably priced in lively market surroundings. Friendly staff.

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AG
London
11 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I read about Kova and booked in advance. We were both looking forward to the meal. Having enjoyed many restaurants in Tooting and Broadway market we thought we knew what to expect. The service and the food and the wine were all subpar. The white wine was warm and the red wine was quite frankly, hot. There was excruciatingly long delays between some plates. The ‘leek confit’ was frankly the worst food I’ve been served in years. Leeks are not even in season, they were undercooked and served drowning in a bowl of indeterminate slop. Speaking of season nearly every dish was way over salted. Poor execution. The squid ink rice was nice and the salmon was edible (though overpriced for the portion). The beef portion for £12 was outrageous! If you want to head to Tooting market, try Sea Garden or Plot but give Kova a miss (sorry!)

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k
London
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant specialising in food from the Basque region, has a wonderful menu, with tapas size dishes, that it's wise to try as many of as possible. All the dishes are perfectly prepared with amazing flavours. Even things that sound very simple, like squid ink rice are exquisite. The service was very friendly and efficient. Although the food is top notch it is not anything like as expensive as it would be in central London.

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DB
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food from the Basque country served beautifully

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a
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a really lovely meal here. Staff were really attentive and nice. Food was delicious and very reasonable. Great deal - had such a good evening!

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