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Celtic House, Harbour Head, Porthleven, Helston TR13 9JA, England
+44 1326 574411
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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

this is an excellent restaurant that is consistently good everytime we have been. The service is very good, warm and friendly. The food is always delicious and the children are taken care of in every way. Thoroughly recommend this restaurant .

1 Thank Bridge555
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Crab sandwich and aperro spitz, perfect lunch at this chilled out restaurant . Staff all very friendly and welcoming.

1 Thank Rizzlalite
Helston, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Kota Kai last Saturday with colleagues and friends from work for our post Christmas nosh, had brilliant night, the food was exceptional and the service excellent. Our waitress sorted our complicated bill without batting an eyelid, and we all had a thoroughly good time. Thanks Kota Kai

1 Thank Helen G
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very belated Christmas works party here last night...yeh yeh March is very late but it was the soonest everyone was available from our two businesses. We found everything about the evening excellent and they catered with our large booking brilliantly, all the food came out together and was a fabulous selection of flavours with an overall asian... More 

1 Thank Duncan S
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second visit, having been during the summer too. Back then we loved the buzz of a busy, well run bistro style restaurant serving exciting food that set it apart from the other delicious seafood restaurants in Porthleven. This visit, we had more time to relax, browse the menu and try food we might not otherwise have the... More 

1 Thank sibdee
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Generous portions of flavoursome food served in a relaxed atmosphere on the harbour side. Visiting Kota Kai was one of the highlights of our trip. Would definitely return.

1 Thank Swithenbank
Helston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Great meals had by all, staff really helpful and the chef ensured that I received a meal suitable for coeliacs. Will definitely return

1 Thank croftie31
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Our wedding anniversary is on Valentines Day, so for us, Valentines is a very special occasion. We usually spend some time away, often in Cornwall, and book a special meal in a local restaurant to celebrate. This year, we decided to book Kota Kai, based on the reputation of the Chef. The food was good, and there was a lot... More 

1 Thank Blodwench
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

We went on a Friday night at the end of January so it was lovely and relaxing, not too crowded. The menu has a variety of Asian food and burgers. My boyfriend ordered the pork belly in broth and I ordered the seafood laksa, both extremely tasty. While waiting for food, we saw a lot of burgers being ordered and... More 

Thank Kylie H
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Superb food and service. We had a family meal and the drinks, starters, main course and desserts were amazing! ! Will definitely come again! !

Thank angela p

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$24 - US$40
Seafood, Asian, British, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, 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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?