Situated behind King's Cross, CoBa is an Islington restaurant that offers a unique concept: Vietnamese barbecue with an Australian twist. Inspired by his mother’s Vietnamese home cooking, owner Damon Bui opened London’s CoBa restaurant to pay respect to his family and his upbringing. Serving incredible cocktails alongside innovative Vietnamese dishes and barbecued mains, CoBa is one of the city’s most successful rising stars. Visit this standout restaurant for dinner six days a week, from Monday to Saturday – but make sure to book ahead, as London’s CoBa is known to get busy, especially during peak times or when with a large group.
Born to immigrant parents in Australia, restaurateur Damon Bui uses his life experiences to shape and influence the unique brand of Vietnamese barbecue on offer at his labour of love, CoBa. The restaurant on Islington’s York Street, just steps from King’s Cross, is beautifully designed and full of light, and features a vibe that’s sophisticated and casual at the same time. The resident mixologists at CoBa are also world class, and are known to whip up some seriously strong Asian-inspired drinks.
CoBa is a rather new establishment, so its menu is constantly evolving. An order of spring rolls, fried butter chicken, or prawn toast is a good way to start off your meal at this Vietnamese restaurant near London’s Kings Cross. The mains here are packed full of flavour and include options like spicy lemongrass BBQ pork, pho noodles with beef, duck ramen, and delicious barbecued English lamb cutlets. And for all the sweet lovers out there, CoBa offers a rotating cake option daily. Be sure to book ahead when planning to visit this innovative Vietnamese barbecue restaurant in Islington.
Fantastic food as always and a really relaxed and friendly vibe. The food is fresh and well balanced - highly recommend the papaya salad and lotus root crisps!
Great food - so fresh and tasty. Had the lamb cutlets to start and beef pho for the main. Loved the cocktail. Brilliant service. Would go again.
Really great food, lovely service, lovely atmosphere. Worth the trek. If the menu was larger I would be back very often but the choice is limited.