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“Fascinating place to have lunch.”
Review of Pompoko

Pompoko
Ranked #81 of 1,203 Restaurants in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery
Reviewed 20 August 2014

This tiny restaurant in the Lanes of Brighton was very different to our normal choice of restaurant for lunch. The cuisine is Japanese so sushi and rice dishes. The service was very rapid and the food good. It was very busy with a steady stream of people coming and going all the time so lots of noise and a great atmosphere. Well worth a visit if you are looking for something different!

Thank Jerry F
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Reviewed 20 August 2014

Living near Brighton, I'm lucky enough to go to Pompoko regularly and I'm never disappointed. Food is cheap, tasty and they can accommodate changes to ingredients or for allergies. Great choice and always come away feeling satisfied.

They cater for eat-in or take-aways and it's always quite busy but highly recommended!

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2  Thank Estie2206
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Reviewed 15 August 2014

I love this place - its always the first restaurant I recommend to people going to Brighton. The food is amazing - easily on par with Wagamamma but half the price. The staff are really nice and very accommodating with allergies and dietary requirements. Some of the cuts of meat aren't great, but for the most part this is a really good quality place.

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Thank Anna_Covach-Brown
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Reviewed 13 August 2014

Pompoko has been a not-so-well-kept secret of the Church Road area for some time, but it had always been rammed whenever we had the opportunity to try it out.

Not so last Wednesday!

After a supreme cinema outing at Duke's at Komedia, we had a little traipse around for some food in the North Laines and we spied this little gem which we'd always mentioned but never munchioned! Ha!

The menu is simple, easy to understand and grouped sensibly.

There is no booze, which suited us fine, but there were cold drinks in coolers and hot teas and other delights to have.

But it was the food. OK, so you have to order up at the counter, but who cares?

The food comes out in minutes and it is nailed on superb.

We had a staple of Miso and Japanese Tea, Edamame and prawn tempura to start; followed by mains of teriyaki chicken don and prawn shouga yaki don. It all came out within minutes and we happily munched away, putting the world to rights.

Completely amazing. The lot of it. And despite the small environ, sitting inside didn't feel as if we were spilling movie secrets to the whole customer base.

Get in there, get food, get take away - get something. Get set.

Go.

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Thank Al_Busby
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

During the year I lived in Brighton this place became one of my places to go and show to any friend visiting. In Spain when we think about Japanese food it is always sushi-like, so this was a very nice surprise. Cheap comfort food and very genuine. Definitely the chicken curry and the gyozas are a must. I always go back every time I visit my friends!

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Thank puerro
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