COVID19 Restaurant Update
We've been busy working with the official guidelines and taking the time to put in place some new systems and precautions to make sure that the high level of service we are well known for continues in a safe and efficient way, without losing any of our pizazz.
A few things to be aware of before visiting Kota Kai:
Face masks must be worn at all points when moving about the restaurant, they can be removed when sat at your table.
Social distancing rules will be very much followed in the restaurant. This means that in order to be able to cater for our customers safely we have reduced the seating capacity of the restaurant and spread the tables out throughout.
The Lounge has temporarily been converted into a dining space.
Due to the restrictions The Children's Room has been closed off and we respectfully ask that the whole group enjoy their Kota Kai experience from the comfort of their table.
A maximum of six diners at a table only.
The menu has been streamlined and we're confident you'll find everything you have always loved about the Kai dishes to be carried on through the new offerings.
In response to the 10pm curfew our service times will be operating differently. We will be opening slightly earlier at 5pm, last food order at 8.15pm and a limit of 1.5 hours on the table. Last drink orders will be taken by 9:30pm, with bills on the table by 9.45pm. Kota Kai will be closing the door at 10pm promptly. Please contact if these new rules will impact any bookings you have in place for the upcoming period and we will try our best to accommodate your requirements.
April 2018, Kota Kai were awarded The Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence by the AA.
Kota Kai is an extension of the well-established and highly recommended Kota restaurant, offering a relaxed and light environment to enjoy a meal with friends and family.
Perfectly situated at the head of the harbour in the bustling fishing village of Porthleven, Kota Kai enjoys uncompromised views over the inner port, the nationally recognisable Clock Tower and beyond to the swelling surf of the Atlantic. With the option to Eat and Sleep in our B&B rooms above Kota 50 yards away, guests could turn an evening out into a short break away and really embrace the charms of Porthleven.
Hosting a party is one thing that Kota Kai does exceptionally well.
We have a dedicated team that will help you realise your ideas for a perfect celebration whatever the event. The versatility of the restaurant space, three separate rooms in addition to the main restaurant, allows us to accommodate most requests.
LOCALLY SOURCED, AND WHERE POSSIBLE, ORGANIC
Perfectly positioned on the Harbour Head in the idyllic fishing port of porthleven, Kota has quickly become one of the best-kept secrets in the South West
THE MAIN MAN HERE AT KOTA & KOTA KAI.
You may have seen the main man here at Kota and Kota Kai, chef Jude Kereama, showcasing his creative culinary skills in 2015, 2016 and 2019 on the popular ‘Great British Menu’ on BBC2.
Jude took to the televised kitchen as one of the three representatives of the South West.
Jude has a blog you can follow here to keep up with his antics.
AT KOTA KAI THE LITTLEST GUESTS ARE JUST AS IMPORTANT AS THE BIGGEST.
A dedicated children’s room full of toys, books and games is perfect for keeping fidgety fingers occupied while accompanying adults take a break. Table football also presents a chance for a little friendly competition.
"Fusion food at its best" Visiting Porthleven on a beautiful sunny day, with there being plenty of restaurants to choose from. Kota Kai's reputation and interesting menu tempted us in, and what a fantastic temptation it was.
DALEV – 18/10/2015
"Brilliant" Great for all the family with a really good little children's play area - Sunday roast best in the county, mainly due to the roast beef being spot on. Staff attentive and good with the kids. Would Highly recommend!
MCALWNES - 02/03/2014
"Exceptional meal, Priceless view" First time here with family. Small village with a spectacular restaurant . A hidden gem. The superb view from all windows is incredible and adds to the experience. You can't miss out on Kota Kai!
Leanne B – 26/10/2015
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