COVID19 Restaurant Update:


Our online booking system is open for reservations. You can reserve up to a table of x6 using the online system . If you require a larger table email info@kotakai.co.uk . Please note tables over x6 people must comprise of a maximum of x2 households.

Reservations for inside can be made for tables up to x6 mixed households or if larger a maximum of x2 households.

If you would like to book a table in the restaurant please use the book now button on the tool bar.

We can't wait to open up fully on May 17th, serving 7 days a week!

The restaurant will be following all the safety guidelines as set out by the government.

About Us

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.

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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.

Jude Kereama

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 BBC2's ‘Great British Menu’ as one of the three representatives of the South West.

We can't wait to see Jude work his magic in the television kitchen from the 12th May 2021 once again as one of the three talented chefs representing the South West.

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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

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