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“Great PLace in Summer”
Review of Koya

Koya
Ranked #198 of 982 Restaurants in Riga
Price range: US$0 - US$35
Cuisines: International
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great PLace in Summer”
Reviewed 15 July 2013

We had a first meal and drink straight from airport in this lovely place on a rivver. Food was nice and great selection of wine. it is good place to chill with friends.

  • Visited June 2013
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Latvia
Level 6 Contributor
188 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Nice location at the waterfront”
Reviewed 27 June 2013

What happened to be the artist area, a little bit underground and anarchistic, now is becoming a more arty farty zone for the yuppies. The food is ok, without causing a aha erlebnis. Atmoshere is rather artificial nonchalance. The arty farty comes back in the price.

  • Visited June 2013
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Riga, Latvia
Level 6 Contributor
91 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“more than delicious”
Reviewed 22 June 2013

Definitely one of the best places in Riga.
Food was really delicious: as a starter I had blanched asparagus with cherry tomatoes, quail egg and Brie cheese sauce and as a main course - snails and mussels in white wine- butter sauce with parmesan bruschettas and olive. Everything was more than delicoius. Should note that the prices are not low, but but the quality, pleasant atmosphere, beautiful location and friendly, professional service worth it 100%.

  • Visited June 2013
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Bra, Italy
Level 3 Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A beautiful place, but don't go there if you want a perfect meal.”
Reviewed 23 May 2013

It is in a wonderful location, right next to the port and the yacht club, so on a beautiful day just sit outside in the sun and have a drink. It is just a bit away from the noisy city centre in and artistic environment, which really might seem a bit hipster outside, but the design in the restaurant is quite nice.

The wines there are not so bad, although as most places in Riga, the waiters rarely know what wine they are serving, so no point in asking too many questions about what wine to choose best.
As for food.. Last time I was there, the oysters were absolutely great and very fresh, i enjoyed them very much, but they were exaggeratedly expensive, but if you want to splurge, go on! They were really good. They usually have about four different types in the menu to choose to your liking.
As for the rest of the menu, I must say that the food is not bad, but it is not the best. There is always something a bit missing and the cooking technique is not 100% perfect. And it doesn't necessarily have to be fancy to be good.

So, my advice is - go there on a nice sunny day to enjoy the view with a nice glass of bubblies, but don't get your hopes up too much for the food. It is not bad at all, but for a food lover as my self, it is not great.

  • Visited May 2013
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Vienna, Austria
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Fantastic food and service”
Reviewed 4 April 2013 via mobile

We loved this place. Super hip and fabulous, and everything was delicious. The oyster sommelier was just a step under being over-the-top, but managed to toe a fine line and convinced the table to start with some terrific oysters. My duck main dish was outstanding. Service was perfect. It's not cheap, but was totally worth it.

  • Visited March 2013
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