Great place! Get here early or you won't have a place at a table. Kakuni highly recommended (pork belly cooked in cider!!) Japanese take on fish'n'chips excellent also.
Get here early, or be prepared to wait up to 30 mins in queue (worth it!). Tempura udon with poached egg, and pork belly are both brilliant!
The onsen tamago as a topping as opposed to a small dish is great cracked straight into the hot broth. Mega love.
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Kakuni - braised pork belly with cider OH YES!
Udon noodles and nothing but udon noodles. Amazing little gem. If you can, go for the little table in the kitchen where you sit with the kitchen staff. Also order the poached egg side dish, brilliant!
Koya 101: Start with a daily special. Then atsu atsu-wise: Saba or the Curry or Tori Nikomi. Or try the special udon and eat something you've never heard of like Bracken Fern tempura. Rinse/repeat.
Can't go wrong here but if you need to be inspired: Have the Ten Zaru Udon on a warm day, and ALWAYS order off the Specials menu
Walnut Miso Udon (Time Out London's 100 Best Dishes)
Best home made udon noodles in town
HiyaAtsu-NikuMiso is ace. Kakuni was also outstanding.
All I am saying is that, if you eat here, you will never feel cold or depressed. You are always smiled at and are left with the choice between the best and the better dish. SOUL FOOD w/ Homemade Udon.
Perfect for a cold and rainy day in May.
If they have a special, get it.
Best japanese food you've ever tried. Choose anything, won't be disappointed.
Very good udon, kakuni (pork belly) and hot ginger drink. Sit at the counter to watch the chefs in action. Never-ending queues though www.letravelingfork.wordpress.com
The undisputed best udon in town – and I can endorse that. Apart from set menu the daily specials are worth sampling. Also taste their side dishes – the braised pork in cider and tempura are divine.
kinoko hiya-atsu: walnut miso w/ wild mushrooms. AMAZING.
Koya is the best Japanese I have ever been to
Avoid the queue and go for lunch mid week
Can have a long queue.. But worth it
Great noodle but the worst service ever. The staff are rude need a day at Pret training in customer service. Went to Masala Zone instead where we were greeted warmly.
Been two times and really impressed with the quality/authenticity of their food. Try to order from their daily specials menu and don't forget to order any of their pickles!
The kakuni are just exquisite.
The specials are always winners.
For all it's charm, the restaurant's service is slow: we waited 30mins for our meal. The food is tasty, yet overpriced. However, the staff are charming and helpful.
Delicious traditional Udon and Soba just like they do it in Japan. ;)
Worth the queue. Haven't found any other udon that compares.
"Plain" udon noodles have a great mild broth. Duck donburi comes with big helping of wasabi! Yum
Favourite Japanese restaurant in London.
Be here early or prepare to queue. Also, be prepared to wait for the food as it seems to take the same time whether the place is full or not.
Koya was nothing short of amazing. The braised pork belly app and the prawn vegetable tempura are a must try!
I love this place. Best seat is at the bar by the kitchen.
Udon Tempura is the best value by far!
OMG beef curry udon special! Delicious!
Tempura Udon rocks
Now open on Sundays!!
My reco: mushroom and walnut miso, Cold udon in hot broth. Very filling.
First place I know that sells cold in hot (hiya-atsu) style udon.
No Ramen, just Undon. Very tasty.
Yummy yummy!! Real Japanese style!! The kuro kakuni is the best, so soft and delicious!!
Actually a very good Japanese restaurant, lots of unique dishes to choose from but they do have some old favourites too. Beware though, this place ain't cheap so you may spend more than a pretty penny
Hot and hot udon noodles with mackerel. Utterly slurpingly delicious
strong noodle game.. Check out their daily specials menu!
Get here early to get a place. Delicious range of udon broths. A definite must try!
Got to Koya shortly after 9pm and no duck or pork udon so got Shabu Shabu beef with onsen tomago. Had a upset stomach within an hour should had skipped the onsen egg.