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“A must-try when in Riga”
Review of Koya

Koya
Ranked #198 of 983 Restaurants in Riga
Price range: US$0 - US$35
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Riga, Latvia
Level 6 Contributor
107 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“A must-try when in Riga”
Reviewed 6 November 2013

This is a relatively new restaurant in Riga that has a quite interesting look from the outside (almost looks like a garage or a warehouse) and a very cozy and romantic setting inside. The staff were really helpful and knowledgeable. One of the specialties is oysters which are very delicious here- cooked or raw.The menus is quite diverse offering seafood and exquisite meats ( some of them very pricey). I enjoyed the food and the atmosphere at Koya and I definitely recommend it either for a private dinner with friends or family or business. the views from the restaurant are fantastic overlooking the Old Town.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Elena M
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Jyvaskyla, Finland
Level 6 Contributor
108 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Seafood preferred”
Reviewed 16 October 2013

It seems so that this place is specialized on seafood. They have all other cuisines available as well but I can recommend oysters and fish. Presentation of food was very nice, taste also very good and atmosphere relaxing. Service speed was not so quick but food was worthwhile to wait. Restaurant is reasonable priced. We had local host who knew where this place is, for foreigner it might be a little bit difficult to find. Nice view to river and harbour, large terrace waterfront.

  • Visited October 2013
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Riga, Latvia
Level 6 Contributor
155 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“A new favorite”
Reviewed 21 September 2013

Location is a bit off from the city center, instead its located close to the ferry port of Riga. In this area a few restaurants have popped up and Koya is by far the best one. The interior is a very interesting mix of the old warehouse building with brick walls and new modern furniture. The fireplaces also adds a lot to the relaxed and cozy atmosphere.

The menus are not long, but instead of quantity they go for quality. All dishes we tried were excellently made. Service was good with an extra plus for an unusually friendly attitude. All in all a very nice experience and we will for sure return here again (and again).

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Kimlean0
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Riga, Latvia
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“Excellent day”
Reviewed 19 September 2013

Went for a three course meal with family and friends, and had my first oyster! It was amazing, I haven't seen better food decorations and it tasted like a dream! You can after sit and relax with beer by the river and watch ships go by and of course the sunset!!! Thank you!

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Strelcune
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Espoo, Finland
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent food in relaxed surroundings with great view of Riga”
Reviewed 29 August 2013

You don't find this restaurant, if you don't know about it as it is located in harbor area, which is not really by a normal walking route for a tourist or businessman. It has a lovely seaside terrace with gas heaters, so you can have your dinner even when the autumn evenings are getting colder. Menu is not very long, but as the dishes all sound very good, it makes choosing difficult. I had grilled sardines as starter. I was waiting something, what you get in seaside restaurants in Portugal or Spain, but it was totally different, not in disappointing way. Main course duck was a bit dry, but very good sauce and nice veggies made a juicy combination with great taste. My friend had grilled tuna, which was prepared to perfection. All the dishes were really beautiful, they were lot of flowers and different colors. Great place! Will definitely go back.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Elise H
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