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Thai Restaurant

sushi • rice • bento box • gyoza

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  • Photo of Joe Harker
    3 years ago
    Possibly the best I've had in London.
  • Photo of Helen West
    3 years ago
    Delicious sushi (soft shell crab rolls are divine) and great value ramen and bento boxes.
  • Photo of Richard Blue
    3 years ago
    reasonably priced Ramen and Sushi
  • Photo of TravellerQF
    4 months ago
    A buzzy Japanese restaurant in Soho, popular with the lunch time crowd. Great selection of Japanese favourites, with curries, etc Green tea.
  • Photo of Nick C
    8 months ago
    The place is in the heart of Soho. When arrived, I noticed several japanese having dinner so I guessed the food was good. I got a sit by the window and was served rapidly. Price is good and food quality average. The only negative aspect is that we had suddenly been served the bill and it looked like we were being kicked out of the restaurant.
  • Photo of Kamilia K
    8 months ago
    Great little restaurant, there's one in Soho and one in Balham high street, I like the charm of the branch in Balham. Most important of all, the food is wonderful, I have been going to them from to the past 15 years!!!! Great teriyaki chicken don and the service is great too, the staff are polite and friendly and it's very clean too....defenately worth a visit.
  • Photo of Flora L
    8 months ago
    One of the worst """Japanese""" restaurant in London. Everything was cold and without any garnish (no busy, no pick time, they had plenty of time). Vegetarian food tasted of meat and fish!!! Horrible. Really the worst pretending-to-be Japanese ever.
  • Photo of Ed W
    8 months ago
    Inexpensive and large servings. Very quick service on a Saturday. Had the curry katsu chicken. This review is for another location that wasn't listed on Cannon street.
  • Photo of E M
    a year ago
    We had booked a table for 6 but endured a 10-15 minute wait. To be honest it seemed a high and fairly quick turnover so not sure this was totally necessary at first. However, by the time we left, there was a lengthy queue out the door. Chose the duck bento box which was tender, crispy and generally delicious. Sushi is sushi. But the sticky rice was maybe too sticky, with little substance left. Miso soup full of flavour, if a little over the top on fish sauce. The staff were really pleasant and accommodated allergies fairly well (by telling us what was in what). The food was good value for money, as were the drinks (tried both asahi beer and hot sake). There are few places I would queue to eat dinner. And, as good as it is, this still isn't one of them.
  • Photo of BelleReviews
    a year ago
    We managed to get a table on a busy Thursday evening, we had to wait for 5 / 10 mins until there was a table ready which was no problem. We ordered about 5 dishes of different types of sushi and shared the lot. The sashimi was so fresh and tasty, probably some of the best sashimi I've had. We cleared the plates but I would of definitely asked for a doggy bag if I had of become full as I wouldn't want to let it go to waste!
  • Photo of Doob123
    a year ago
    I arrived at 6pm and was a little worried how quiet it was, that's not usually a good sign. However, by 7pm it was packed with people waiting too. Staff were very efficient, taking our order and the food arrived quite quickly. Don't be put off if you don't like sushi, there's a full menu of alternative dishes. In any case, there are plenty of sushi dishes that don't contain raw fish, if that's what puts you off! All in all an excellent place to visit. I tried an number of dishes and they were all very good.
  • Photo of aurper
    a year ago
    Be aware it can be very busy, it is a tiny restaurant so you may have to wait before being able to have a seat. Good selection of food and menu at a relatively affordable price. Already tried so many of their dishes: there is one for anyone! Very good and very efficient staff. Will keep coming and keep it like this :)
  • Photo of Russell W
    a year ago
    I absolutely love eating here. The restaurant itself isn't anything special to look at but the food is amazing. Portion sizes are enough and the food is so tasty. It's not very expensive and perfect if you want a lovely but inexpensive meal. Also feel the staff are friendly and make you feel welcome
  • Photo of Tigresita_viajera
    We had a bento box, sushi, sashimi, and gyozas with 2 glasses of wine, around £40. No the cheapest,but food really tasty. I'll be back.
  • Photo of nicksibubs
    a year ago
    Hubby discovered this restaurant but I wish I had because it is pretty cool being down in a basement with Japanese comic posters on the gallery above. It has a bright, relaxed and completely unpretentious feel yet service is good, drinks are great and the food is delicious. Value for money, in central London, is also very good. Get a Bento box and you will get a miso soup, sashimi (raw fish), pickles, sushi, edamame beans, fish or meat or tempa veg or tofu on rice and, quite frankly, you don't need anything more. The ice cream looks great though - maybe next time. I will be back. 2 x bento boxes, 1 Asahi beer, hot sake for 2, a Shochu Mojito all for £50.70 including service charge of 10%.
  • Photo of shuzhenk
    2 years ago
    Group of 7 had 3 bento set, 2 ramen, 1 katsu chicken, 1 tempura ebi side dish , 8 drinks including 3 alcoholic ones. Luckily we booked a table in advance as it was quite busy, staff were helpful, unfortunately they do not do kids meal or half portions so one of us shared ramen with our 5 year old. Food was decent, affordable and nice. Sashimi in my bento set was fresh and lovely. Total cost 106 with a service charge
  • Photo of Natalia L
    2 years ago
    I was in London only for few days, throughout my stay I was looking for good Japanese food... and I finally found it! The portions were perfect, the food without reservations (it really was wonderful). The only defectis that as a tourist unfamiliar with London, I found it hard to find a place. I would recommend to anyone who loves Japanese cuisine!
  • Photo of miyapinion16
    2 years ago
    great food, easy going staff, nice casual atmosphere and no dim lights! this is a great place for lunch or a causal dinner - food is great and price it right
  • Photo of Dru N
    2 years ago
    Cheap Food. Good Portions. Quick Service. Friendly staff. Good Space. Good Location. Not really a 'date night' restaurant.
  • Photo of Nadine S
    2 years ago
    I went to go eat with a friend after work. We felt like Japanese food so decided to go here. This branch of Taro is quite small. The tables are closely packed together. We were given the menu and in my opinion I found the selection not to be as good at the other branch located closer to Tottenham Court Road. They didn't have the vegetable tempura dish on the menu or the octopus balls - Takoyaki. The other branch offered this. When we were ready to order the waitress came. She did not smile and seemed unfriendly. The ordering took quite a while as there seems to be no system in how they take down the orders. We asked for the tempura salmon avocado roll. She did not once ask if we wanted the 4 or 8 pieces. When it came she assumed we wanted 8. What was nice was the tofu don dish was nice and the karaage chicken. It was lightly golden brown and cooked just right. The bento box was a good size. It's a place to go to if you don't mind a small selection to choose from. I don't know whether I will return but it's a good basic Japanese restaurant that offers some authentic dishes.
  • Photo of Trip_Input_12
    2 years ago
    Taros’ is not a place one loses a lot of words about – the basement room is unspectacular, the menu directed towards rapid eating. I am not familiar with authentic Japanese food and can’t judge this quality, but the tuna sashimi I ordered as a starter was very fresh and a delight. The ramen soup with pork did its job, it was tasty, plenty with all sorts of vegetables and sprouts added. Service is speedy and friendly so I left as a happy client.
  • Photo of Axel D
    2 years ago
    I love this little place. Its excellent for lunch meetings or grabbing a quick bite to eat with friends. The staff are friendly but efficient. The menu is varied and your food comes fast. They also bring you complimentary miso while you wait. Ive been going here for years and have met the owner several times who is a lovely man!
  • Photo of bjoky
    2 years ago
    Really fake Japanese food ..... many dishes are cooked at Chinese style... ramen is the worst I ever had .... prive are quite high compare to the quality .... I would give 2 stars just for taro San he is amazing

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