"Set in the heart of London's theatre land, just off the Charing Cross Road in St Martin's Court, is a small restaurant where you can sample a really special type of hospitality. The Albanians are famous for it; when you are under the roof of Albanians you become the most important person in the world. Nothing is too much trouble.
KOHA is owned by two Albanians from Kosova. Enis Havolli and Fadil Maqedonci, students of architecture and interior design, came to London when war erupted in Yugoslavia. They learned their present trade by working for 6 years in some of the finest restaurants in town, and they were quick to realise that-as Albanians-they had a very special aptitude for the hospitality business.
Enis and Fadil opened KOHA in 1995,first as a bar, then as a restaurant a year later. Their idea was to put their six years of restaurant experience to the best possible use. It wasn't long before they gained a special reputation for excellent food and unique hosspitality. Now, KOHA has become the well-known haunt of some of London's most interesting communities of artists, journalists, sportsmen, politicians, as well as passers-by who stumble accidentally and fortuitously into a very special environment.
The staff, are young, smart, efficient-and good looking!
Below-stairs there is a romantic bar, which makes an ideal place for young people to meet at the end of the day. Upstairs, the restaurant is open for lunches and dinners, pre- and after-theatre. Special events, too, can be catered for: weddings, parties, club-luncheons."
11 St Martin's Court