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“Always brilliant, will always return. (but now called nonbei)” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Koh-Ya - CLOSED

Koh-Ya
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Reservations, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Waitstaff
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Always brilliant, will always return. (but now called nonbei)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2012 via mobile

This place us always brilliant. Now called nonbei sake bar & bbq; the 2 managers bought it out. Same staff, same great atmosphere, service & food.

6 of us ate until we were stuffed for $128 including drinks from the a la carte menu ( they have an all inclusive buffet menu too).

Yakinuku style bbq is great fun, the meat is well prepared as are all the other menu items.

Always love it there, friends always love it when we introduce them to it also.

Will keep going back!

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Pet1r
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  • English first
  • Any
English first
Brisbane, australia
Level Contributor
107 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Great food great service.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2012 via mobile

We ordered the buffet half price special that goes from 5-7pm. It was great and everything was well made. You get to cook your own meet and order sides. I take many friend there for a great meal

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Sabrinaschmid
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
467 reviews
338 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 295 helpful votes
“great fun place, flavoursome food but now called NONBEI.....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2012

First thing you should know is that the restaurant has now had a name change to 'NONBEI Sake Bar & BBQ.'

When we 4 stepped into the restaurant the staff all shouted some greeting in our direction. No idea what they said. I assume it was polite!

This is a Yakiniku style restaurant where you cook your meat or fish over a gas burner which is part of the centre of the table. The portions are very generous and the flavoursome food seems to keep on coming. 4 of us had chicken and beef together with lots of other side dishes washed down with some Asahi beer.

The waitrsses were very attentive and pleasing to the eye. Great fun place and well worth the $92 for the evening.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank bryble
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London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great fun and staff need a bit of polish”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2012

This visit was the second time I'd come to Koh-Ya. It's always fun to be able to order meats and cook your own food. It generates the lot of discussion and laughter. The food was good and we had great fun.

It was sometimes difficult to get the attention of a waitstaff. Sometimes the questions we asked weren't always answered. They were a little tangential in nature. For example, the edamame came out cold. It was the first time we'd ever had it that way. So we asked if that was how this restaurant served it. Simple yes/no question. The answer was very long and convoluted, something to do with yes it can be hot or cold or even warm and it's up to personal taste etc etc. Very odd, amusing though.

With the Entertainment Card it was awesome value. Would definitely go there again, there's a great vibe. Be prepared to come out smelling like a BBQ though! :-)

  • Visited April 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Nina W
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Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Love this restaurant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2010

I love Japanese cuisine and up until now my husband has only tolerated my constant urges for sushi. However this restaurant has converted him - he absolutely loved it and can't wait to go back. He's even thought about what he'll order. He particularly loved cooking the wagyu beef himself and he was also a fan of the tuna sashimi. I've given him miso soup at home before which he didn't like, but lo and behold as he was guzzling a bowl of it he asked "What's this? Can we have this at home?".

I loved the friendly atmosphere and the comprehensive menu. The buffet would be a good idea if you want to sample lots of things.

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank shells1800
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