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US$11 - US$18
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International, Healthy
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 14 August 2021

Read the reviews and liked the menu so we decided to try here for lunch. When we asked for a table we were told no as the current guidelines didn't allow for unvaccinated children to dine indoors in the small space. We were quite shocked...to hear this - we are both fully vaccinated but our one year old daughter is not and we didn't expect this to be an issue. I reread the guidelines later and there is no restriction on children dining with their parents and if our small stroller was the issue this could have been explained to us and we'd have happily folded it - only two tables had diners, surprising for a Saturday lunchtime in the middle of August but perhaps we weren't the first family to have been discrimated against that day. We went to Davitts further down the street instead where we received a warm welcome and a delicious lunch.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Boka Kenmare, Owner at Boka, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2021

Hey Lode, Thanks for your 1 star! I think you totally missed the point here by saying we discriminated you. This has nothing to do with discrimination but everything with protecting children! Of course there are no restrictions on children dining with their parents except...More

Reviewed 13 August 2021 via mobile

Dined here this evening and really wanted to give it a 5 star review based on the staff alone who were really friendly and efficient. So disappointed with the food though. I had the lamb kebab which was more of a lamb kofta patty served...in a tortilla rather than a flatbread which is what a kebab should be served in. Also it was highly over seasoned and very salty. Extremely underwhelming considering it was €16.95. Miniature sides of salsa, salad and chips offered nothing in terms of making up for the disappointment of the kebab itself. Another dish was the Indonesian chicken bowl which tasted ok but should be nowhere near the €16.95 charged. Think of a (small) burrito bowl which would normally cost less than €10 and you're on the right track. There seemed to be quite a few empty tables which ultimately didn't surprise me. Probably my most disappointing meal in a restaurant for a while.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 17 July 2021 via mobile

Absolutely cracking burger and will have you stuff for hours. Was not impressed with people eating inside one day but it was raining so maybe a bit of human decency was offered. The staff the next night said the local Gardai went around the premises...and warned not to continue allowing people to eat or drink indoors. Again cracking food and best burger I’ve had in a while.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 13 July 2021

The food here was excellent and the staff were friendly. Definitely worth a visit when you're in Kenmare

Date of visit: July 2021
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Boka Kenmare, Owner at Boka, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2021

Thank you Elisabeth, much appreciated!

Reviewed 19 June 2021 via mobile

Excellent food and good service. Best hamburger my husband ever had. And the elderflower prosecco was divine. Would return!

Date of visit: June 2021
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Boka Kenmare, Owner at Boka, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2021

Thank you Amitante, 😊

Reviewed 27 September 2020

Bad tempered owner. If this what Kenmare has to offer, we won’t be coming back. I felt sorry for the staff. They looked very unhappy. We left and went to The Smokey Pickle where we had a beautiful lunch and staff were lovely.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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BokaKenmare, Eigenaar at Boka, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2020

Thank you for the feedback, too bad you didn't tell the whole story! First of all, you entered our restaurant without a mask, not sanitising your hands and the contact trace form not completed! I don't know where you come from, but in Kenmare we...More

Reviewed 18 September 2020 via mobile

Went for the Friday night lobster. But the surf and turf starter and panacotta dessert were equally magnificent. Price not expensive with fairly priced wine. House wine sauginon blanc at 23 Euro a steal. The lobster was excellent and I was let take the shells...home for bisque. A Kenmare must.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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anneketanneke, Owner at Boka, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2020

Thank you for your kind words! I hope the bisque was tasty!

Reviewed 29 August 2020

Both of us were vegetarian and in need of a good feed after a long day of travelling. Were attracted In by the array of veggie options offered and had the perfect lunch which really hit the spot. We decided to go for breakfast the...next morning before we sat off and were similarly impressed. Was also jealous of the meat dishes on the menu which all looked fantastic.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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anneketanneke, Owner at Boka, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2020

Thank you very much!!

Reviewed 11 August 2020 via mobile

Best dinner in town! This place has such great food! It is small and always packet, now I know why! I can honestly say that I have never enjoyed a better meal than this! They do fresh local lobsters on Friday night, guess what.....we booked...a table! Can't wait!! Highly recommended!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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anneketanneke, Owner at Boka, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2020

Thanks, i hope the lobsters were tasty ;)

Reviewed 11 August 2020 via mobile

Excellent food and great service. Covid compliant. The sea food salad was delicious. A very enjoyable experience overall

Date of visit: August 2020
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anneketanneke, Owner at Boka, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2020

Thank very much for your review!

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  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5