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.
This is what London needs; a cool restaurant, slightly off the beaten track, one you can book and one that's not mobbed by those hipsters looking for the latest thing to post. Coba is cool; just off from Kings Cross with a lovely waiting staff and well cooked, contemporary style Viet food. They've got a quirky cocktail list, decor that's easy on the eyes and a relaxed, unpretentious vibe. It's a great place to go with friends.
Amazing as always! My brother and his husband were in town visiting and knew we had to bring them to Coba. They both absolutely loved it and said it was one of their favorite restaurants so far in London!
Beautiful food and great value. The beef in Betel leaves are stunning - been craving this since my days in Nam back in 2015, now found somewhere that does it authentically. Mahooosive taste banger.