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#102 of 6,206 Restaurants in Milan
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US$54 - US$76
CUISINES
Asian, Fusion, Japanese
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Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 18 February 2020 via mobile

I had a lot of expectations from the reviews but the evening was a bit of a disappointment. Started badly with both duck and the ribs being unavailable which leaves little choice on a relatively limited menu. The staff then sat a party of six...on the table next to us when the restaurant was almost empty other than another party of two over the other side - a bit irritating. Service also wasn't that good - a bit slow. I think the whole "Pan Asian" theme was a bit lost on me. I've been to a lot of very good Asian fusion restaurants but the menu, decor and music really didn't work together. I never thought I would say it, but I should have gone to Nobu - better menu, more choice on the wine list and better /quality/value for money in my opinion.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 8 February 2020 via mobile

Kowa Restaurant is a classy and elegant restaurant in the heart of Milan. Its charming atmosphere, high quality food and service can conquer you at first sight. The location is amazing and the interior of the restaurant is just stunning - modern and trendy. What...about the food-a 5 star menu with a great variety of specialties (the choice is really hard as everything is just super delicious),everything is fresh and all products are really high quality. The staff is extremely attentive and professional and makes your experience even more amazing. Nothing more to add, just that I am looking forward to visiting again this gorgeous restaurant, for sure my favourite one in Milan now. Thank you Kowa Restaurant for being such an unique and incredible place. Best regards Marija E.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 8 February 2020

Excelent!! The best japanese food in Milan, they have a lot of options including vegetarian. Great good and people!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 8 February 2020

Really good food one off the best places is Milan They have vegetarian options what mean a lot for me I had a excelente experience

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 6 February 2020

Amazing place beautiful and big the workers explain every plate and super get all attention to clienta

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 6 February 2020

The food are super good, also for vegetarians. And the people are super nice! Can’t wait to go back there.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 6 February 2020

Amazing place with the best food in town!! And great service, they are really kind! If we are in Milan check this place!

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 18 January 2020 via mobile

We came here for dinner and really enjoyed ourselves. Friendly and attentive service, tasty food and intriguing atmosphere. Thank you!

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 15 December 2019

We were really excited for a night out at Kowa. It was really nice evening . The food was good, but need a bit more training for the staff. Booked already another visit in few weeks time.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 12 October 2019 via mobile

We had a 4 weeks trip in Italy, visited all the best places in Porto cervo , Sicily , Amalfi, Firenze, Como . We tired a little bit of Italian food and wanted to have something different in our dinner in Milano and choose Kowa....First of all we wanted to try a Peking duck from the menu, but what a surprise there are were nothing close to Peking duck at all, it just duck fillet with some sauce. Also we were offered by a “russian speaking” hostes a worse table in the restaurant, I understand if all tables are busy , but there were almost no guests. We made booking more than 24 hours in advance. Need to say the manager excused and offered us any other table we want. We were waiting our first course for 30 minutes and they even didn’t bring meals together. Also we got a discount for the “Peking duck” , but what is the money compare to lost time , is nothing. So the conclusion is: the food is average , the service is average. the place is really different...so better choose different place in Milano. For example Bulgari or Acanto.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 12 September 2019 via mobile

The food is amazing! Highly recommended in Milano. I visited a lot of good restaurants in Milano and Kowa is one of my favorite ones. By the way, the terrace is really stylish!

Date of visit: September 2019
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Pedro F, Guest Relations Manager at Kowa, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2019

Dear Customer, We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience from Kowa and we thank you for the excellent review. We really hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, The Kowa Restaurants Staff

Reviewed 20 August 2019

After a very warm welcome we were in this most beautifully decorated dining room. The views to the garden were very relaxing. We ordered a number of dishes predominantly vegetable and some raw fish. All dishes were exquisite. The time between serves was just perfect....All staff were fully professional and most friendly. We thoroughly recommend you try this restaurant.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Pedro F, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Kowa, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2019

Dear Client, thank you for your excellent review, we are glad you liked our restaurant and its atmosphere. We truly look forward to welcoming you back soon at Kowa. Best regards, Kowa Restaurants' Staff

Reviewed 5 August 2019

situated off the beaten paths (25min walk from the Duomo), this trendy restaurant offers a nice garden (mosquitos) and very good food. Service was friendly. Starters are meant to be shared: we had perfect fish carpaccio with truffle, delicious shrimps and taco assortment. Main dishes...were all correct, except the ribs (served on a small table bbq) who were to dry. Nice cocktail- and winelist.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Pedro F, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Kowa, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2019

Dear Customer, We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience from Kowa and we thank you for the excellent review. We really hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, The Kowa Restaurants Staff

Reviewed 30 July 2019

the food in terms of the quality was good but not exceptional. staff is very unfriendly and not motivated as well everybody seemed so rushed and stressed even the restaurant was half empty. left a lot of money there, we left still hungry and unsatisfied...in terms of value for money and service.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 26 July 2019 via mobile

The waiter got us seated outside and let us wait for a minimum of 25 minutes. You can guess that we got a little nervous while being hungry and no waiter in sight. Waiters were changing all the time - sometimes it was a women...and then a man and another one... For such a restaurant, I expect to have one person I can order from and get my dishes served. This wasn’t even the worst part, because some female staff members could have been less arrogant. A little passion and friendliness doesn’t hurt (also since we are paying a price for that). Now to the food. Our Aperitif (something with Elderflower, can’t remember the name) was quite good, but my friends glass was dirty on the bottom. Souldn’t have happened. As appetizer we went for Spicy Prawn Gyoza and Spring Rolls. Both options were really delicious. Then we shared the 3 Kind Platter Sashimi which was quite good, but some rice as a side would have been great. We were still hungry so we went for Tacos and Prawns as well - this was for sure our favorite! Pay attention to your bill! They added a Hendricks for 16€ which we didn‘t order. Big minus here! At least the interior was beautiful. Really enjoyed the atmosphere.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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  • Food: 4.5
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