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So Restaurant

#2,443 of 17,540 Restaurants in London
#2,623 of 18,464 Places to Eat in London
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3-4 Warwick Street, London W1B 5LS, England
+44 (0)20 7292 0767
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wed - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Modern in its minimalist use of dark wood, clean lines and...
Modern in its minimalist use of dark wood, clean lines and bare-as-a-baba���s-wotsit walls, Soho���s So looks every bit the contemporary Japanese restaurant. The airy ground floor bar, dining area and shop-of-sorts (Japanese crockery sits prettily in numerous display cabinets) leads down to a main dining room. The furniture there is still wooden but stained almost black. The cooking is consistently very good ��� creative without being fussy, and much of it using organic ingredients. Menu in hand, make a visual beeline for the tempura selections (gorgeous), and then Grilled list. These knockout dishes ��� most notably the Wagyu rump, and Iberico pork ��� are cooked in the open kitchen over a rather special yogan-yaki grill resulting in an unique flavour. Friendly staff will knowledgeably suggest dishes and drinks.
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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Decent Japanese Business Lunch

Working in the area, I decided to try the lunch box here which was priced at £20. I feel it was a little expensive for what it was but it's true that it is quite large. The only thing is that they tend to give you more of the stuff you don't like and less of the stuff you do... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The staff here are excellent. We were originally sat by a large group that were fairly loud. Without saying anything the waitress came over and asked if we would prefer to move to another table which was very attentive of her and made our evening much more enjoyable. After some very tasty miso and udon noodles we mainly ate a... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This restaurant does not stick out from the rest. The food is what you would expect, but not great. Because I ordered a hot starter and sushi as main, the main course arrived first. Service was fast and friendly, but it was quiet when I was there. The restaurant will automatically include a 12,5% "suggested" service charge to your bill,... More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The cod was really amazing. The best I've ever had. The food was wonderful and the staff were all also wonderful. I highly recommend if you have not been and feel lucky to have randomly walked in off the street to give it a try.

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Munich, Germany
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

My last visit to this restaurant was more than 3 years ago. It's exactly as I remembered it - excellent service, super-tasty and high quality food, and amazing tea and desserts. Make sure you give the green tea and/or black sesame ice cream a try!

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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Amazing hidden gem. The freshest most amazingly prepared sushi I've ever tasted. The chef is clearly passionate about his sushi. Huge saki menu which we're always too nervous to tackle. Highly recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Working in the area, I decided to try the lunch box here which was priced at £20. I feel it was a little expensive for what it was but it's true that it is quite large. The only thing is that they tend to give you more of the stuff you don't like and less of the stuff you do... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

It can be quite a challenge finding a good, spacious Japanese restaurant that is neither over-priced nor makes you feel jammed in like a sardine. As many other reviewers have pointed out, this place is frequented by Japanese and Chinese and at one point, we were the only non-Asians in the room. The black cod recommended by others is a... More 

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Bangkok
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I was in the area and was looking for a decent place to have lunch. Trip advisor suggested So restaurant and so we went. The menu is not expansive but it had all that you need for a simple Japanese lunch; teriyaki and tempura lunch sets, sushi rolls and sashimi. Everything was tasty and fresh and the service friendly and... More 

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

You can always tell how good a Japanese restaurant is by the number of Japanese patrons. The Black cod is the best fish I have ever eaten, and my husband said the same of the Wagu beef, not cheep but for a special occasion, well worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Visited SO Restaurant with a (Japanese) friend. We both chose the pre-theatre menu - SUSHI course which includes Edamame - Mixed Tempura - Sushi Platter (3 pieces of Nigiri & 6 pieces of Roll) served with miso soup - all for £ 19.95 per person. Food was delicious and fresh; staff was very nice and friendly. We had sake (quite... More 

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Additional Information about So Restaurant

Address: 3-4 Warwick Street, London W1B 5LS, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)20 7292 0767
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD $72
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3-4 Warwick Street, London W1B 5LS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
  • Neighborhood: Soho
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)20 7292 0767

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $72
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Description

Modern in its minimalist use of dark wood, clean lines and bare-as-a-baba���s-wotsit walls, Soho���s So looks every bit the contemporary Japanese restaurant. The airy ground floor bar, dining area and shop-of-sorts (Japanese crockery sits prettily in numerous display cabinets) leads down to a main dining room. The furniture there is still wooden but stained almost black. The cooking is consistently very good ��� creative without being fussy, and much of it using organic ingredients. Menu in hand, make a visual beeline for the tempura selections (gorgeous), and then Grilled list. These knockout dishes ��� most notably the Wagyu rump, and Iberico pork ��� are cooked in the open kitchen over a rather special yogan-yaki grill resulting in an unique flavour. Friendly staff will knowledgeably suggest dishes and drinks.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Soho

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Soho
The go-to district for a good time in London, Soho hosts a wealth of world-class theatres and a compelling lineup of cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars, and clubs. At Soho's core is London's original Red Light District and the epicenter of the LGBT scene – and thus the city's hottest nightlife. For shopping enthusiasts, Soho is not only the home of London's greatest concentration of boutique shops, but also the most strategic place to set off on a tour of the world's most celebrated department stores. In the southern part of the neighborhood lies Chinatown, with its multitude of delicious and affordable restaurants. Closer to the Thames, Chinatown's narrow and teeming lantern-lit lanes spill onto the expansive hub of glitzy Leicester Square.
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