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Tokyo Diner

Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Restaurant££££
Chinatown
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8.8/10
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  • Dee Dee L.
    "Would definitely go back and try chicken katsu curry next time!"(15 Tips)
    Alexis G.
    "Best Chicken Katsu Curry in Soho :)))"(10 Tips)
    Atheer S.
    "Authentic Japanese food and atmosphere."(5 Tips)
    Georgina H.
    "... my favourite, get an ōmori portion if you're extra hungry!!"(3 Tips)
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  • Bijan Y.
    Bijan Young3 weeks ago
    Really good sashimi and kari age. Simple service. Good price point. Choice of light and fuller dishes.
  • Pierluigi R.
    Pierluigi RossiNovember 5
    Everything on the nenu
  • Johannes
    JohannesSeptember 22
    Actually genuine Japanese place. Fantastic food and really feels like 🇯🇵.
  • Aylla A.
    Best miso soup I've ever had. :) There is a no tipping police in the house.
  • Richard H.
    Katsu is good. No tip required!
  • Ged C.
    Ged CarrollApril 18
    A London institution, go at least once
  • Jess P.
    Jess ParkerMarch 25
    Great sushi
  • Dee Dee L.
    I had curry udon with chicken. Great service, they don't take tips. Would definitely go back and try chicken katsu curry next time!
  • Sarah K.
    Sarah KayMarch 1
    Very good Japanese food at extraordinary prices.
  • Charlie E.
    Charlie EastabrookJanuary 7
    Been here 5+ times
    Tofu katsu ju is amazing!
  • Constance C.
    Constance COctober 8, 2016
    Warm & humble place. Small,but essential menu for a quick Japanese craving. Good food. Quite a line on Friday evening, but quick for lone diner. It's quite comfortable to dine alone here
  • Alberto C.
    Alberto ChanSeptember 18, 2016
    This place is disappointing if you're after quality Japanese food. People who says the katsu curry is good here don't know what they're talking about.
  • Anna C.
    Anna ChiriSeptember 12, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Katsudon, japanese atmosphere, great sushi and sashimi
  • Alice f.
    Alice faultcoreSeptember 1, 2016
    Tasty cold noodles, unlimited green tea, looks and tastes very authentic. Liked this place a lot
  • Lisa Talia M.
    Lisa Talia MorettiAugust 18, 2016
    Very traditional Japanese diner selling sushi, udon & soba. They don't accept tips, which is traditional Japanese culture. They're also open till really late. Great to know for THOSE nights in Soho :)
  • Anastassia S.
    Anastassia SuhAugust 16, 2016
    Authentic Japanese home-made food.
  • Nassia W.
    Nassia WAugust 15, 2016
    Katsu curry was wonderful
  • Ollie G.
    Ollie GlassJuly 30, 2016
    Adorable little place, very homely and understated. Feels like a family run restaurant in a Tokyo suburb.
  • Nikita K.
    Nikita KaJuly 27, 2016
    Chicken katsu!
  • Will M.
    Will MofieldMarch 1, 2016
    Delicious bento boxes, reasonably priced too which is a surprise for this part of town. Enjoyed my first ever cup of sake here!
  • Anna S.
    Anna ShirokovaFebruary 28, 2016
    Small diner, moderate prices. Authentic udon and soba noodle soup.
  • Ben R.
    Ben RobraFebruary 26, 2016
    Great authentic food. Go for a few different dishes/sides to share.
  • Samuel C.
    Samuel CamposJanuary 19, 2016
    Great value but the katsu curry was bland and insipid.
  • Vincent I.
    Vincent IadevaiaDecember 22, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The chicken katsu curry is perfection in edible form.
  • Liam Casey M.
    Liam Casey MajorNovember 8, 2015
    Everything
  • Priya T.
    Priya TungrusOctober 30, 2015
    8pm on a Friday - 1hr queues!
  • Jacob M.
    Jacob Mercer-PontierOctober 2, 2015
    Authentic, fair price, delicious miso, vegetarian options
  • Paola R.
    Paola RodriguezSeptember 22, 2015
    Good noodles but really bad service, sorry to say I'm not coming back ever!! The waitress was almost making faces at us!
  • Pascal L.
    Pascal LooseAugust 25, 2015
    Katsu chicken curry is fantastic! There is little waiting time and the place is very authentic.
  • Jack F.
    Jack FAugust 23, 2015
    Their curries are great and will give you an extra large portion for free if you ask for it
  • Charlotte M.
    Charlotte MeesAugust 18, 2015
    Good price - quality
  • G C.
    G CAugust 5, 2015
    Katsu don is decent, the tofu was pretty good. I had higher expectations for an authentic Japanese restaurant but the sushi was barely better than Wasabi. Understaffed and not particularly attentive.
  • Atheer S.
    Atheer SulimanJuly 18, 2015
    Authentic Japanese food and atmosphere.
  • Marjorie C.
    Marjorie CJuly 9, 2015
    Ordered the bento box and it was decent but not overly memorable. I wouldn't go so far to say it's one of the best Japanese places in London but no major complaints.
  • Natasha M.
    Natasha MitterJune 12, 2015
    Lunch sets are worth it! Flavourful soba noodles cooked just right, bowlful of salad, fresh sashimi. Warning, you might experience a post-lunch food coma. Expect queues even during lunch.
  • Henrique X.
    Henrique XavierMay 16, 2015
    Very good sushi. Try some soft cooked egg dish and warm sake. Tea is free!
  • Lexi Z.
    Lexi ZhaoMay 10, 2015
    Real Japanese food! friendly service and reasonable priced. I love their sushi platter and katsu rice.
  • Alexia K.
    Alexia KApril 10, 2015
    Good katsu curry, good value for money always busy
  • Sasha A.
    Sasha AndreevMarch 19, 2015
    Great food, reasonable price, good service!
  • Bedi
    BediFebruary 12, 2015
    A lunch special
  • Mickaël A.
    Mickaël AugelloJanuary 20, 2015
    Very good value. Authentic Japanese food, the service is minimalist but I recommend this place. Free green tea
  • Gréta B.
    Gréta BartákJanuary 16, 2015
    Best Japanese place so far
  • Jan S.
    Jan SzumiecJanuary 16, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Excellent value for money. Authentic, high quality Japanese food. I recommend Tori Kara Age.
  • UglyCook
    UglyCookJanuary 1, 2015
    Hidden gem in London Chinatown. Very good Japanese food at a very fair price!!
  • David R.
    David RiordanDecember 25, 2014
    Cheap and exceptionally executed sushi.
  • Alessandro M.
    Alessandro MingioneDecember 21, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The most honest, simple, and authentic Japanese food I've found in London. All the Japanese customers get the curry!
  • Megan H.
    Megan HarmerDecember 20, 2014
    Their operations are efficient and sustainable, service is friendly, quick and the food is yummy! I would go back in a heartbeat.
  • Marie S.
    Marie SteinthalerDecember 4, 2014
    If I'm in Soho, this is my no brainer go to restaurant. Try the Aubergine Agé Bitashi and the Spinach Goma for starters and the Tamago Don for a Japanese take on the omelette. Big portions free.
  • Rachel M.
    Rachel MercerNovember 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great sushi, but on a cold or wet day the Chicken Katsu Curry will absolutely hit the spot.
  • Gilles M.
    Gilles MorinNovember 8, 2014
    Just very disappointed....no choice...very limited kind of sashimi...service so so...will definitely not come back
  • #Abdulelah A.
    #Abdulelah AlsayeghNovember 8, 2014
    i feel im in Tokyo .. no seriously this is Japan in London..Viggie Bento is a safe choice if u are a first timer .. chicken katsu curry or viggie curry as well .. i will come again!
  • Ana L.
    Ana LaraOctober 1, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Really authentic and great value. Their menu is worth reading attentively! :)
  • YOUhome
    YOUhomeSeptember 18, 2014
    Very authentic venue and food.
  • Clara B.
    Clara BayarriSeptember 18, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great small place, their katsudon is really good.
  • Wandering B.
    Wandering BaileySeptember 10, 2014
    One of my favs! Decent price for Soho. Fairly easy to just show up and get a table.
  • Latifa A.
    Latifa AZDISeptember 3, 2014
    Chicken Katsuya w/ white rice!
  • Alexia K.
    Alexia KSeptember 1, 2014
    Great chicken katsu curry !
  • Ana L.
    Ana LaraAugust 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Really authentic! They explain you how to slurp the soups and why you should not leave any tips!
  • Catherine R.
    Catherine ReynoldsAugust 14, 2014
    Feels like Japan! Sushi really fresh and tasty as are noodles and rice dishes. Don't leave tips..they don't accept them here!
  • Paul G.
    Paul GallagherJuly 3, 2014
    Cheap and cheerful. Good and quick service.
  • James
    JamesMay 4, 2014
    Good, bargain Japanese food. Odd art on walls.
  • Hosang Y.
    Hosang YuMarch 17, 2014
    The cleanest bathroom(no smell, spotless) among restaurants I visited today.
  • Max D.
    Max DegterevFebruary 9, 2014
    Great price/quality ratio
  • Barkie
    BarkieDecember 13, 2013
    Not worthy of an 8+ rating IMHO. It's quaint, but there's far better Japanese/Sushi places in the area, e.g. Kulu Kulu. Not worthy of a return visit for me. Salmon tataki was nice though.
  • Vijay L.
    Vijay LuthraNovember 9, 2013
    Standards have slipped hugely since First started coming here 5 years ago. The food and the staff are no longer up to scratch. Avoid and head to friendlier, more salutations spots nearby.
  • Amanda F.
    Amanda FoleyOctober 24, 2013
    Casual Japanese food in the west end. Decent food and bottomless green tea.
  • Craig S.
    Craig SOctober 4, 2013
    Tell your friends to go on tokyodiner.com to watch you eat. Or don't.
  • Mel S.
    Mel SavvidesSeptember 3, 2013
    Yummy and such good value!
  • Jason P.
    Jason PottAugust 30, 2013
    Great cheap lunch menu and quick service.
  • Sandro D.
    Sandro DeromedisAugust 16, 2013
    Good quality, average price.
  • Mar
    MarMay 16, 2013
    Not for vegans.
  • Sam B.
    Sam BrookesMay 2, 2013
    Great food and great sushi! Nice alternative option at the corner of China town
  • Matt K.
    Matt KennyApril 25, 2013
    Try the plum wine: it's awesome!
  • Fabiana C.
    Fabiana CiattiApril 2, 2013
    Awesome Chicken katsu carry
  • Alexander N.
    Alexander NeyApril 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    try the Katsu Curry!
  • Desy K.
    Desy KristiantiMarch 26, 2013
    Chicken katsu curry is really good. The big "omori" portion could be considered normal (or at least that's what a friend and I thought).
  • Kit C.
    Kit CMarch 7, 2013
    Decent katsu but unimpressive sushi and really quite an unpleasant chicken soba soup. After all the recommendations I'm surprised to say that this unassuming place was nothing to write home about.
  • Akua O.
    Akua Obeng-FrimpongFebruary 21, 2013
    Try the nigiri set. Very generous, tasty, filling and good value
  • Arianna P.
    Arianna PDecember 14, 2012
    The bottomless free green tea is enough to entice you to the Tokyo Diner, the great food is enough to keep you there. They don't allow tipping & larger portions free! Best value Japanese in London.
  • Lara D.
    Lara De MichielisDecember 8, 2012
    Best Udon ramen in Central London!
  • Georgina H.
    Georgina HelmoreDecember 5, 2012
    The donburi are fantastic; katsu don is my favourite, get an ōmori portion if you're extra hungry!!
  • Bub C.
    Bub ChinpilasNovember 1, 2012
    Good Japanese dishes at lightweight prices... Service not up to standard
  • Aik S.
    Aik SittichaiNovember 1, 2012
    Curry rice is not up to Japanese standard (in term of hotness) but yummy :)
  • Olivian
    OlivianOctober 19, 2012
    Surprisingly cheap and good Hoso Maki
  • Alexis G.
    Best Chicken Katsu Curry in Soho :)))
  • M J.
    M JMay 9, 2012
    Love the cosy atmosphere and the umago don. Shame the eel is off the menu.
  • Scott G.
    Scott GFebruary 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Apparently, they don't accept tips. Probably the most humble of Chinatown's restaurants then.
  • Arnaldo N.
    Arnaldo NashiroFebruary 19, 2012
    Very Classic food! Try Katsu Curry and be happy!!!
  • Simon W.
    Simon WillisonJanuary 17, 2012
    Fabulous Bento boxes - Salmon Teriyaki is particularly good.
  • Kerry R.
    Kerry RitzJanuary 6, 2012
    Love how they don't serve tuna since it's not sustainable! And, no tipping--even better. And the food is great for the price especially at lunchtime.
  • meimaimaggio
    meimaimaggioNovember 30, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    This Japanese restaurant in Chinatown is rightly popular, with its classic well-cooked dishes and free tea refills. A solid Soho favourite.
  • Natasha 'Tashster' B.
    Natasha 'Tashster' BrassingtonNovember 2, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't forget to get in a shout for extra helpings of your rice with just a one word call of 'Omari. The Gyu-Don is fantastic. Japanese cuisine in a clean and homely manner! おいしい!
  • Endaf K.
    Endaf KerfootOctober 17, 2011
    Large portions for the same price as regular - and tipping is NOT allowed! Read more
  • Mr.V
    Mr.VJuly 12, 2011
    Love the Fact that they are environmentally conscious, they don't serve Tuna for a reason!! thumbs up!
  • David S.
    David SmithJuly 2, 2011
    Awesome. Lovely ton katsu bento box. Asahi beer for about £2 (seriously). Neighbourhood vibe. Delicious. And they dont take tips. Great value!
  • Ben B.
    Ben BashfordMay 5, 2011
    Big rice is free. Ask for an ōmori portion!
  • Agur J.
    Agur JõgiApril 18, 2011
    You must enjoy eel and to taste real sushi. Place is simple, but super friendly and tasty
  • Thomas K.
    Thomas KnappApril 10, 2011
    Nigiri set - hits the spot at £11.50, no need for any more.
  • Chaz M.
    Chaz MorrisFebruary 13, 2011
    Oh yes! Hits the spot!
  • Shannon
    ShannonOctober 30, 2010
    Salmon don buri is yummy.
  • meimaimaggio
    meimaimaggioOctober 15, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Reliable, unpretentious food at good prices. The chicken katsu curry is always a winner.
  • Nicholas L.
    Nicholas LativyAugust 30, 2010
    Yummy tea and snacks at the table on arrival. Teriyaki salmon bento box was gorgeous! Delicious and ethical!
  • Caterina
    CaterinaAugust 30, 2010
    Soba are yummy. Very good quality ingredients and ethically sourced too :-) a must!
  • Jeffrey J.
    Jeffrey JamesJuly 17, 2010
    the katsu curry is the biggest portion i've seen anywhere & everything else is so good too.
  • Andre F.
    Andre FreixieiroMay 28, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    If you're tired of studying/writing in cafés, this is an awesome alternative where you get free tea until the cows come home and friendly staff :)
  • Angga W.
    Angga WijayaApril 13, 2010
    Best Chicken Karaage so far, bit pricey but worth it
  • Andrew B.
    Andrew B.April 11, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    I can heartily recommend the Una Ju (grilled eel). The aubergine age bitashi and spinach goma dare are also very good.
  • gareth w.
    gareth wongMarch 19, 2010
    I would totally recommend the unagi ju: http://tweetphoto.com/14881301 good portion! :)
  • LJ R.
    LJ RichOctober 8, 2009
    Eat cold soba noodles and drink tea until you burst. Check out the restaurant webcam on the link. Go up the road to Maison Berteaux for dessert.
  • Francisco P.
    Francisco Pomares FríasJanuary 18, 2015
    Una muy buena opción para comer comida tradicional japonesa a buen precio en Londres
  • 7161440
    7161440October 9, 2014
    Симпатичное заведение. Чисто, аккуратно, без запаха. Не плохое меню.
  • Juan S.
    Juan SeguíFebruary 16, 2014
    Está genial para comer buena comida japonesa a buen precio. Recomiendo tomar sushi, fideos udon y sobre todo soba (los de la foto)
  • momokama
    momokamaFebruary 9, 2014
    4.9£ご飯大盛りも無料です。
  • Angela C.
    Angela CastellviSeptember 16, 2013
    Genial que estigui obert fins les 12 de la nit. Perfecte per després del teatre. El menjar molt bo i prru assrquible.
  • Frans M.
    Frans MoMaJanuary 15, 2013
    Gran japonés económico al lado de Leicester Square. Perfecto especialmente para fideos (soba, udon) y bento box. Lástima que no hacen para llevar.
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