Koya

Koya

(Now Closed)
Noodle House, Japanese Restaurant, and Asian Restaurant
49 Frith St, Soho, Greater London, W1D 4SQ, United Kingdom
Price:
£ £ £ £
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Drinks:
Beer, Full Bar
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:
No
Total Visitors
2,667
Total Visits
4,377
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    Krystle L.
    "Very good udon, kakuni (pork belly) and hot ginger drink."(9 Tips)
    Dylan L.
    "The undisputed best udon in town – and I can endorse that."(72 Tips)
    Mike P.
    "Udon Tempura is the best value by far!"(22 Tips)
    Jonathan C.
    "Tempura udon with poached egg, and pork belly are both brilliant!"(9 Tips)
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  • udon
  • kakuni
  • tempura
  • pork belly
  • noodles
  • daily specials
  • authentic
  • Japanese food
  • cider drinks
  • good for a quick meal
  • poached eggs
  • good for dates
  • prix fixe menu
  • sake
  • casual
  • roast duck
  • great value
  • homemade food
  • curry
  • good for groups
  • Angela L.

    Undoubtedly the best udon in london and do not miss the stuff on the black board too. They are closing at the end of May so folks head down to koya tonight!!!

    Angela Liu · May 3
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  • Tiago T.

    It's not just ramen. IT'S UDON!

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  • Bình H.

    Anything is safe to try, they have an authentic, balance flavour for the broth. A simple plain udon is enough to enjoy. Their rice dishes are nice but I not too dif from others. Focus on the noodle.

    Bình Hà · March 17
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  • Mitch C.

    I'll be back in a heartbeat for the udon curry 😘

    Mitch Cutmore · March 13
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  • adam w.

    noodles, stout & honey pork belly, smoked mackerel

    adam wislocki · March 13
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  • Polly P.

    No Ramen, just Undon. Very tasty.

    Polly Pickard · February 20
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  • Gi

    Yummy yummy!! Real Japanese style!! The kuro kakuni is the best, so soft and delicious!!

    Gi · February 5
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  • Scott G.

    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

    Scott G · February 1
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  • Olivia B.

    Hot and hot udon noodles with mackerel. Utterly slurpingly delicious

    Olivia Behaegel · January 6
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  • Joyce C.

    strong noodle game.. Check out their daily specials menu!

    Joyce Cheng · December 20, 2014
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  • Katerina K.

    Get here early to get a place. Delicious range of udon broths. A definite must try!

    Katerina Kerr · December 10, 2014
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  • San C.

    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.

    San Chow · November 25, 2014
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  • David B.

    This noodle shop ain't your average ramen bar - beatifully simple Japanese plates, with plenty of interesting daily specials. Bracken Fern tempura, anyone?

    David Ban · November 21, 2014
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  • Jared C.

    Just order the special noodles. They know what they are doing.

    Jared Creech · November 1, 2014
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  • Alessandro M.

    Highest level of craft on udon noodles you'll get in London. Get everything, eat it all.

    Alessandro Mingione · October 25, 2014
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  • Vincent I.

    Quite possibly the greatest bowl of udon you will ever consume.

    Vincent Iadevaia · October 22, 2014
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  • Anton P.

    The cold udon with hot broth

    Anton Perreau · October 19, 2014
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  • Rania

    Avoid the queue and go for lunch mid week

    Rania · October 10, 2014
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  • Giorgio P.

    Udon, tempura

    Giorgio Paulon · October 7, 2014
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  • Matt N.

    Loved the Butajiru! Noodles were yum

    Matt Ngan · September 26, 2014
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  • Alessio F.

    Cold noodles with dip sauce are amazing!

    Alessio Fasciolo · September 21, 2014
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  • Sarah E.

    Was excited to find an udon spot in London, but disappointed with the service and flavour of the broth. Go for the tempura

    Sarah Eckstein · September 13, 2014
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  • Courtney T.

    The cold dipping noodles with broth on the side is tasty and refreshing for summer.

    Courtney Tight · September 13, 2014
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  • Wouter B.

    Excellent noodles!

    Wouter Bruil · September 7, 2014
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  • Matthew N.

    Go to Koya Bar for some old Koya favourites

    Matthew Ng · September 2, 2014
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  • Ingrina C.

    Mixed seaweed and curry udon dishes are DELICIOUS. Get here early for dinner so you don't have to queue too long. On the expensive side, but great if you like fresh, homemade noodles and clean broths.

    Ingrina Carson · August 30, 2014
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  • Gabriella S.

    The walnut miso udon is out of this world.

    Gabriella Sholk · August 27, 2014
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  • Tom R.

    The seaweed Atsu Atsu rules, not just for herbivores

    Tom Rothenberg · August 25, 2014
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  • Chefs Feed

    Anna Hansen, chef of The Modern Pantry, eats here on her nights off. She loves the Hiya-Atsu. Read more

    Chefs Feed · August 22, 2014
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  • Michael H.

    Daily specials are a must

    Michael Hallett · August 19, 2014
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  • Shannon L.

    If the venison is up on the "specials" board, get it, you won't regret it. The walnut miso udon with wild mushrooms (with tempura batter:extra) will blow your mind

    Shannon Lim · August 17, 2014
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  • Yen Chern L.

    The udon is great. But the specials speak for themselves.

    Yen Chern Lau · August 15, 2014
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  • Agatha Y.

    Good noodles but go to the koya bar next door for more variety!

    Agatha Yu · August 10, 2014
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  • David W.

    The udon noodles are the best I've had, and the rest dish was simple and tasty. I thought that the service was particularly good.

    David Wormley · August 9, 2014
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  • Alvin T.

    A traditional udon place in London. The udon are all homemade.

    Alvin Tien · August 7, 2014
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  • Jimmy R.

    Bad bad bad, their glass shattered and cut my hand, no apology from staff for shoddy product and nothing offered for my cut hand with shards of glass in it!! Disgusting service. Will never return!!

    Jimmy Robinson · July 4, 2014
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  • La Dolce Vita

    Japan (Around the World in London)

    La Dolce Vita · June 28, 2014
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  • Sal B.

    Pretty great but a bit overpriced.

    Sal Baykent · June 22, 2014
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  • Bradley C.

    Lunch - Bowl of noodles for £10 cant go wrong. If you add in a few more dishes can get a bit pricey for what it is. Keep it simple ;)

    Bradley Chesham · June 19, 2014
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  • M.

    Real udon, but a tad pricy for what it is.

    M. · May 15, 2014
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  • J L.

    Clear broth udon.

    J L · May 14, 2014
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  • Nono B.

    Service was a bit weird the last time I came but I still love this place. An authentic piece of Japan in the middle of London. Try some Nattō and Onsen eggs if you haven't yet.

    Nono Boué · May 6, 2014
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  • Alex L.

    Nothing special really.

    Alex Liew · April 23, 2014
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  • Roberta R.

    Excellent. The best udon I ever has outside Japan.

    Roberta Romagnoli · April 14, 2014
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  • Tim C.

    Really good ramen

    Tim Crook · March 31, 2014
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  • Natarie

    Good but pricey and there's a wait, portions are also small.

    Natarie · March 29, 2014
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  • Audrey T.

    Any of the udon dishes will do, just make sure you start off with numerous small plates to share. (Especially if they have the wild sea bass sashimi).

    Audrey Tolbert · March 18, 2014
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  • Zoë D.

    Great sake and the specials live up to their name

    Zoë Doyle · March 17, 2014
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  • Emre C.

    Ten-tojidon is a winner

    Emre C. · March 14, 2014
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  • Benjamin C.

    The real deal

    Benjamin Christian · February 14, 2014
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