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Kota Kai

) #3 of 17 Restaurants in Porthleven €€ - €€€ Asian, British, Fusion
Celtic House, Harbour Head, Porthleven, Helston TR13 9JA, England
+44 1326 574411
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tempura fish” (12 reviews)
“burger” (35 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Asian, British, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Celtic House, Harbour Head, Porthleven, Helston TR13 9JA, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Excellent fusion food incorporating local meat and seafood. Scallops fresh and tasty. Steak tender and the dipping sauce to die for. Followed by sticky toffee pudding which tasted like bonfire night - treacly and smokey. Would definitely recommend and go again.

Thank upsetw13
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Have been coming to this restaurant time and time again over the years, and has never disipointed, use of flavours are creative within there dishes. They make lovely cocktails too.

Thank emily r
Reviewed 6 days ago

I visited here recently with my husband and children ged 8 & 10. The staff were very friendly and efficient. We were seated at a lovely table over-looking Porhtleven harbour. The menu was based around seafood with an Asian twist. I started with a pork...More

Thank crochetmomma
Reviewed 6 days ago

Many choices to be had, the restaurant was full but the service was still good, overall an enjoyable experience and cracking views of the harbour, plus a celebrity visit

Thank allen m
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this place, for a relaxing quick bite and a drink, staff are helpful and friendly, view over the harbour with large windows for people watching,

Thank paulina138
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this excellent restaurant whilst on holiday in the area. The food and service was fantastic and we'd thoroughly recommend it. Two of us had the Laksa, others the burgers and the curries. The food tasted very fresh and was well presented. We would...More

Thank Kevin G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best restraunt in UK. Excellent food, great space for kids, food is mouthwatering. Came with family,was astounded with the service.

Thank pollyorr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed a fabulous meal in this restaurant. Very family friendly with excellent, flavoursome food. Both children cleared their plates! Great choice of food and drinks; I can especially recommend the delightfully tasting cocktails which were made with great expertise.

Thank Gwendolyn0
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has it all! Lovely views, looking over harbour Clean and classy restaurant. Fantastic starter, the calamari squid mango salad was simply delightful! All around the table were smiles and impressed faces. The acidity of the salad was gorgeous. The dipping sauce really tasted...More

Thank charlie h
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing food, the laksa was the best I've tasted outside of the Asian continent, really authentic flavours. Staff were helpful and friendly, would visit again and highly recommend.

Thank Esther T
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katie t
8 November 2015|
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Response from Christine L | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't know, they have different hours summer & winter. We always ring & book if we can.
4 October 2015|
Response from JaneKereama | Property representative |
Kota Kai is open for lunch every day except Wednesdays, and dinner every evening except Wednesday and Sundays.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$24 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Celtic House, Harbour Head, Porthleven, Helston TR13 9JA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Helston  >  Porthleven
  • Phone Number: +44 1326 574411
  • E-mail
Kota Kai occupies the whole of the top floor of Celtic House and has unbeatable views across Porthleven harbour and beyond. Almost every table in the restaurant benefits from these views as the tables run alongside the many windows at the front of the building.The food is simpler than at Kota (our big sister restaurant), but all great quality using local ingredients and there is a fantastic variety of dishes including oysters, mussels, steak, burger and Asian dishes. We also have a selection of 'mini Kai', i.e. small plates such as salt & pepper squid, beef carpaccio, ham & cheese croquettes and mini fishcakes.
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