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Taro

Japanese Restaurant and Asian Restaurant££££
Soho
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8.5/10
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  • Nick F.
    "Great chicken teriyaki Bento"(12 Tips)
    misspuffy
    "Try the Gyoza - the best Gyoza in London so far"(7 Tips)
    Elfi A.
    "Spicy chicken teri don is highly recommended."(2 Tips)
    Taras S.
    "Really tasty authentic Japanese place!"(3 Tips)
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  • Alper S.
    Alper SerenNovember 29, 2014
    Kitchen staff reminds me Japan that i haven't been before. Had tempura California rolls, sushi set, chicken teriyaki , pork gyoza with cold Kirin beers and mochi mochi at the end. All fresh and tasty!
  • Nikita K.
    Nikita KaDecember 25, 2015
    Chicken teriyaki don or bento box are amazing the bento is a great value in soho! If you feel more adventurous go for the eel!
  • Adam P.
    Adam PalmerDecember 18, 2014
    Great place to go for fast and good quality Japanese. Their rice dishes are great value, as are the bento boxes if you want to try a little of everything.
  • Jason B.
    Jason BallApril 27, 2014
    Be sure to eat your tempura roll while its still hot...not everyplace serves them this fresh. Also, the California rolls are very simple, but very good.
  • Jess R.
    Jess RochmanMay 28, 2016
    Beautiful, delicious food and amazingly fast service. The chefs are so fun to watch!
  • Maud
    MaudAugust 18, 2014
    Great place! Not too expensive and yet definitly one of the best japanese in Soho! Great noodles and nice sushi! Amazing vibe!
  • Marcelo D.
    Marcelo DeguchiJuly 30, 2013
    Good price for good food. Can be crowded on lunchtime though. Try the one at 10 Old Compton St as it's more spacious and doesn't feel so packed
  • Mila P.
    Mila PopovaMarch 12, 2012
    Come for a working day lunch or even for a quick dinner. Every dish I tasted is fantastic. Lots of Japanese customers, which is a good sign for a Japanese restaurant :)
  • Nassia W.
    Nassia WAugust 15, 2016
    Legit best sushi I've had in London - authentic and delicious. Recommend the tofu steak or chicken udon noodles
  • Erik
    ErikAugust 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Nice place, not too expensive, but great food, and you can seat at the bar and watch the guys cooking love this place
  • Hannah P.
    Hannah ParvazOctober 18, 2016
    Really good price and awesome ramen. Super vegetarian friendly.
  • Makis A.
    Makis AMarch 23, 2014
    No guide will ever take you here. However, if you want the best value for money Japanese food joint in Soho, this is your top choice!
  • Cecillia Linh N.
    The owner is so friendly and nice. Unagi with rice is a little bit too sweet but salmon sasimi is awesome!!
  • Mike G.
    Mike GrafhamApril 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    +1 on the beef teryaki don. Don't miss out on the side dishes as well, Tori Karaage is great. The owner often frequents this branch of Taro
  • Francisco B.
    Francisco BritoDecember 16, 2012
    Try the tofu steak don - Really nice! The tofu pieces could be a bit bigger, but other than that, excellent!
  • Alisa S.
    Alisa ShSeptember 5, 2013
    Chicken udon is omnomnom! Most authentic japanese food I've had outside japan. so-so maki but perfect gyoza! (^_^)
  • Marjorie C.
    Marjorie CSeptember 29, 2013
    Reasonably priced Japanese food - they fry things really well! Must get the karaage (fried chicken).
  • Michelle G.
    Michelle GoodallNovember 20, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Great cheap Japanese food. Warm service and you can pop in to the Japanese supermarket opposite if you are inspired to prepare your own food.
  • Chris M.
    Chris MoorcroftDecember 4, 2011
    The talk about the spicy chicken teriyaki don is spot on - absolutely excellent. Cockles well and truly warmed.
  • Scott G.
    Scott GJanuary 24, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    This branch is nice, though normally if your alone then chances are you'll be sat at the bar squeezed with three other people.
  • Daphne V.
    Daphne VAugust 25, 2014
    Nice place if you're looking for reasonably priced Japanese food in Soho. The service is also good.
  • Anett
    AnettMay 17, 2014
    Prefer this brunch to the other one in soho. Order food, have a drink while waiting, relax, listen, and think...
  • tvnewswatch
    tvnewswatchDecember 5, 2014
    Good food at reasonable price. Often crowded at lunchtime. Downside is they add a service charge.
  • Sadaf T.
    Sadaf TabatabaeiDecember 13, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Authentic delicious Japanese food and friendly staff 👍🏻
  • Elfi A.
    Elfi AarkSeptember 3, 2015
    Spicy chicken teri don is highly recommended. Great flavour and value
  • Josh R.
    Josh RFebruary 13, 2016
    Decent reliable Japanese food with lots of vegetarian choice.
  • Michelle G.
    Michelle GoodallJuly 26, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Sit up the bar to witness the calmest kitchen in London. Taro Special Brnto box is the stuff of legends...
  • Praba J.
    Praba JoachimJune 9, 2015
    Chicken,Beef,salmon Teryaki Don very good. Never been disappointed.
  • Christina C.
    I can't get enough of this place. No frills restaurant but the food is on point every time!
  • Rusty D.
    Rusty DMay 12, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Sit at the bar and watch the silent kitchen work like clockwork and see how your sushi is made.
  • Justin G.
    Justin GaughanApril 5, 2015
    Great value for money Japanese food, with a good atmosphere.
  • Lisa
    LisaFebruary 7, 2014
    Chicken Teri Don will not disappoint! Generous takeaway portions too.
  • misspuffy
    misspuffyNovember 9, 2012
    Try the Gyoza - the best Gyoza in London so far
  • Pablo A.
    Pablo AmpueroFebruary 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The pork ramen will give you the most delicious heart attack of your life.
  • Ben L.
    Ben LeowOctober 8, 2009
    Great spot for an authentic Japanese lunchbox, and not bad for price too! Try their spicy version of the Chicken Terriyaki box - guaranteed to warm your cockles...
  • Luke R.
    Luke RobinsonFebruary 9, 2010
    Try the Beef Teriyaki Don box, and get the beef medium-rare. Epic. The spinach in sesame oil is pretty fantastic as well.
  • San C.
    San ChowSeptember 12, 2014
    I think someone didn't put enough water when cooking the rice as it was hard for the Katsu Don, but the rice in the spicy tuna roll was fine.
  • Latif H.
    Latif HorstNovember 1, 2011
    Great place been coming here for 10 years! Try the beef terridon
  • woodrowhill
    woodrowhillApril 13, 2012
    Sit at the bar tables and watch the masters at work. You won't regret it.
  • Zuzanna G.
    Zuzanna GarncarekAugust 11, 2014
    Excellent sushi and gyoza in reasonable prices.
  • Jess R.
    Jess RochmanJanuary 12
    Salmon teriyaki and veg bento boxes
  • ऋत्तम श.
    Small restaurant so if ur group is larger than 7 better go to their another branch at old compton street!!!!
  • Beboy R.
    Beboy RockerApril 8, 2013
    Standards have slipped significantly since the old times when I use to eat here. Ordered taro soup and tofu came. Ordered a sushi set and they forgot to bring half the sushi. Sigh.
  • Leiliane V.
    Leiliane ValadaresOctober 14, 2016
    Incredible noodle soup! Highly recommended
  • Daniele P.
    Daniele PlaitanoJanuary 14, 2014
    Excellent !!! Teri don and katsu don are tops !!
  • Karl G.
    Karl GilbertJanuary 12, 2011
    A brilliant restaurant! And if you look carefully you can recognise the owner from the cartoon sign outside.
  • Laura G.
    Laura GalyerMay 20, 2010
    I agree the Chicken Teri Don is fantastic! The food is generally very good every time.
  • Kurt H.
    Kurt HaaOctober 4, 2015
    It is good, but it isn't great... bento box is average, most of the starters are disappointing, but the chirachi and nigiris are good.
  • Paolo B.
    Paolo BaroneMarch 8, 2015
    Good Japanese for very reasonable prices
  • Gazzurbo
    GazzurboFebruary 9, 2013
    Don't miss the ginger ice cream. :-)
  • mariobuzz
    mariobuzzDecember 14, 2015
    Tempura roll salmon + Tuna chirashi
  • Taras S.
    Really tasty authentic Japanese place!
  • Ben A.
    Ben AdelieDecember 5, 2014
    Always delicious, especially dons and udons.
  • Roser B.
    Roser BlascoJanuary 8, 2013
    Ask for vegan ramen.
  • Angel A.
    Angel AncinOctober 8, 2016
    Eel bento, Taro special bento
  • Pablo A.
    Pablo AmpueroAugust 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The Pork Ramen is awesome.
  • Natasha
    NatashaMay 31, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing fresh sushi and the chicken teri don isn't to be sniffed at either!
  • Gréta B.
    Gréta BartákMarch 2, 2015
    Try the Ramen. Simply amazing
  • Alex
    AlexDecember 26, 2012
    Spicy chicken teri don is da BOOOMB!!!
  • Abs F.
    Abs FarahDecember 13, 2013
    Asked the waiter - their chicken is halal.
  • ruggero t.
    ruggero taschiniFebruary 4, 2012
    Chiken teriaky don is a must!
  • David T.
    David TausingerJuly 27, 2013
    Vegetable Bento never disappoints.
  • Jose Andres M.
    Jose Andres MartinezNovember 11, 2012
    Great sushi, great price!
  • Nata S.
    Nata ShaJune 22, 2014
    No! Way too much rice on the sushi. Sushi menu nothing special. Miso soup was decent. Overall for sushi..go somewhere else!
  • Cris N.
    Cris NúñezMarch 29, 2014
    Really tasty nigiri but ramen was lacking in flavour and quite average.
  • Jan J.
    Jan JanuaryMay 24, 2015
    Love the bento
  • Rob M.
    Rob McDougallMay 7, 2011
    Best Bento I've had.
  • Scarlett F.
    Scarlett FuNovember 27, 2011
    Spicy Chicken Teriyaki Don? Amazing.
  • Aphirat ♡ S.
    Aphirat ♡ SuthajittoOctober 5, 2013
    Chicken teriyaki don £6.90
  • Lorenzo Maria R.
    Lorenzo Maria RuraliApril 10, 2014
    chicken must!!!
  • Nick F.
    Nick FormosoMarch 3, 2012
    Great chicken teriyaki Bento
    Upvoted Aug 10
  • Dom M.
    Dom McLoughlinNovember 18, 2010
    I know its more authentic but I honestly think I'd have preferred wagamamas
  • misspuffy
    misspuffyNovember 9, 2012
    Try the Katsu Don
  • Łukasz K.
    Łukasz KoreckiApril 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Ramen ramen ramen
  • Fabiola P.
    Fabiola PardoNovember 22, 2016
    Very good sushi!!
  • Keri H.
    Keri HudsonApril 14, 2014
    Best (and cheaper) Ramen in Soho. Bigger and far more flavoursome that it's fancy competitors
  • Hatim A.
    Hatim AlghamdiApril 10, 2015
    The salmon sashimi taste so good but not the yellow tail. Yakisoba was 4/5 vegetables 1/5 noodles! The curry is a bit runny for my taste and the rice portion is big. 6/10
  • Espen A.
    Espen AntonsenJune 10, 2013
    Sushi nothing special. Heated up frozen gyoza wasn't very good. Came due to the good reviews, left disappointed.
  • A
    AMay 16, 2016
    Cramped tables and poor service. The food was okay, on the cheaper end of the scale.
  • Pere V.
    Pere ViladrichFebruary 14, 2015
    ONE HOUR AND A HALF waiting for whole the food! Unacceptable.
  • Simon B.
    Simon BardsleySeptember 1, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Ramen + sushi + Asahi = Win
  • Matt G.
    Matt GierhartNovember 21, 2010
    Try the Gyoza
  • Alessandro H.
    Alessandro HatamiFebruary 26, 2010
    The chirashi is great value
  • Michael G.
    Michael GuerreroFebruary 24, 2014
    Place is wack!
  • chris d.
    chris dillaboughJune 3, 2010
    chicken yakisoba. yum!
  • Nikos M.
    Nikos MenegakisApril 9, 2016
    Not good . Plenty of better sushi places around .
  • j.
    j.November 6, 2012
    Decent but i expected more than that...
  • Svetlana
    SvetlanaAugust 16, 2014
    Unacceptable waiting time :(
  • James M.
    James MartinFebruary 28, 2010
    Great food and good prices.
  • Chris G.
    Chris GoldsonJanuary 20, 2010
    Spicy Yakisoba every time!
  • Ade O.
    Ade O.January 5, 2010
    Try the spicy chicken don.
  • Eugenia A.
    Eugenia ArrésOctober 7, 2013
    Muy bien situado y con unas bandejitas con "de todo un poco" (bentos) a buen precio.
  • Арсен А.
    рекомендую! гуманные цены и вкусная еда! пробуйте курицу!
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