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The Kora

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Kololi, Kololi, Gambia
+220 666 0006
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

happy hour 8-9 pm the best cocktails are served here Mudslides also the mai thai , we ate here also food was hot and good quality I had chicken fajitas plenty of it. staff are lovely.... alieu , ish, good to see you again...Keep up the good work.

Thank anjpink
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has a special place in our hearts. We visited kora this year almost every night of our holiday for our 2 for 1 cocktails 8pm till 9pm😁they are a great start to the evening!!! We also ate here 3 nights the food is excellent and the staff are fantastic, very attentive and the waiters have know mum for... More 

Thank Lizzylou78
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Love this place, only found it this year! Food sensational, staff amazing, lovely relaxed atmosphere! Perfect! A MUST visit!!!!

Thank Gillian L
Newport, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

My wife loves the massive prawns in a half pint pot for starters. Lovely chargrilled cajun fish dish which I have had many times. Good value for money and never had a bad dish here.

Thank cddavie1
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Located just off the main Senagambia strip opposite Scala, the Kora is an excellent plane to eat. The service was very friendly and high quality and the flavours in the food were outstanding. So far our favourite restaurant of the holiday.

Thank AdmiralAbroad
Ghent, Belgium
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

We have come here for many years, now, and if the restaurant continues like this, we shall not go there anymore. The service is still good of course, but the food is worsening. The only fish they offered during our 4 weeks stay was butterfish. We also suspect the chips are no longer made from fresh patatoes but Industrial and... More 

Thank dorajean
Kololi, Gambia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

This place has unique Menu with a few Mexican dishes to die for.. The fajitas are second to non in The Gambia. Perfect place to be on the weekends for dinner and after hours the lights go low and the music goes up. The Kora has a great America. Style bar with a wide range of alcohol on display. Great... More 

Thank christopherBlell123
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

We meet up with friends we met on holiday and had the two for one cocktails (great value) and then a meal. The food was lovely my only gripe would be we both had sizzling fajitas but the dips selection was very small I would think designed for one but we had to share. Worth a visit and good value.

Thank Ekkkk
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2016

We go every year and the food the service are very good. This year we met up with friends there. 10 of us ate together and the service was great. Good place for fussy eaters.

Thank Lynn F
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

We ate here twice during our holiday, returning partly because the food is lovely but also because the staff are so attentive. The first night we were the only customers! So we got one-to-one service all night and played a few games of pool with our waiter afterwards (he let my partner win, a true gent!). Next time the restaurant... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$24
International, European
Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kololi, Kololi, Gambia
  • Location: Africa  >  Gambia  >  Banjul Division  >  Kololi
  • Phone Number: +220 666 0006
Situated on the 'chic-er' side of the strip, The Kora has been dubbed the little oasis in the heart of the sometimes manic village of the Senegambia area. Serving a varied and international choice of cuisine, The Kora mainly focuses on a grilled style of cuisine using only the freshest catches and finest cuts of food. We are also very well known and popular for our bar (we challenge you to show us a better looking bar in The Gambia) containing what is quite probably the largest alcohol collection in The Gambia and dispensing the finest cocktails on the West African coast. Don't take our word for it - read our reviews and hear what the customers say themselves! An eclectic selection of music accompanies you at your table, setting you in a relaxed mood either around our outdoor bantaba (terrace) or inside amongst rich West African wood architecture. Soak in the relaxed yet intimate atmosphere and enjoy local art works/pictures/crafts/paintings that surround you.Once we have satisfied your belly and soothed your soul allow us to stimulate your mind and senses as we become a lively and friendly bar attracting a true cross section of Gambian residents and tourists in a welcoming melting pot.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?