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So Restaurant

#1,997 of 18,452 Restaurants in London
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Soho
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3-4 Warwick Street, London W1B 5LS, England
+44 (0)20 7292 0767
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6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 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, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A really good option for Japanese food

I had lunch at the So restaurant with a group of colleagues and I found it very good. Staff were very attentive, the food was excellent and the price quality was overall excellent. It didn't blew me away as a Japanese but it's indeed a place where I'd back to for some very tasty Japanese food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 24, 2015
Nuno M
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London
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Munich, Germany
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The first time I had dinner here was around 2007. I have been to So restaurant many times between 2007 and now, and have had no complaints about any of those visits. During my most recent visit I realized that their food quality has not decreased at all (this happened to some other restaurants) - the food was delicious as... More 

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Thank Dyien
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here for dinner as a spur of the moment decision. We were seated immediately, the staff were friendly and attentive, and the food was fantastic! Sushimi so fresh it melts in your mouth, wagu beef so tasty we had to order another portion, could have eaten 10 more! David was one of the chefs served us - food... More 

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Thank Katya P
London
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The visit didn't start well, with a booking that had disappeared. Don't know how many times I was asked for the booking name (Tom for 8 o'clock table for two) but minute examination by three members of staff over an extended period didn't help. In the end we got seated but that experience rated as one of the worst restaurant... More 

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Thank Tom S
Dartford
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks to the manager for making out Meal a very pleasurable one. He really took the time to explain the menu choices and also gave us a sample of eel which I never would eat normally but on this occasion it was delicious, in the form of a dragon roll. Absolutely amazing. Well priced and service was second to none,... More 

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Rye, United Kingdom
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212 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So is an old favourite and although I have not been back for over a year (our office moved), it was great to see it serving the same, excellent value and delicious lunch boxes as before. Highly recommended.

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Thank Adam-Rye-UK
London
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Sadly So Restaurant's food just doesn't hold up against the competition, particularly given the price. We had the Tuna Tataki and the Scallop with Daikon salad for starter. I was actually a bit offended to find we were served such poor cuts of tuna - filled with cartilage that was impossible to chew - surely no good Japanese restaurant would... More 

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Thank adfa89
Mexico City, Mexico
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140 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Very good location. That's the best I can say about this Japanese restaurant. The food was good, the service bellow average. Look for something else. You can surely do better.

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Thank eduardops60
London
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91 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

I had lunch at the So restaurant with a group of colleagues and I found it very good. Staff were very attentive, the food was excellent and the price quality was overall excellent. It didn't blew me away as a Japanese but it's indeed a place where I'd back to for some very tasty Japanese food.

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Thank Nuno M
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
110 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

I had lunch here during the American Express Shop Small promotion and paid a net amount of just £5 for lunch (usual cost £10 for the lunch special, chicken teriyaki or salmon teriyaki). I have dined here several times previously, always for lunch. I think this is a great option if you would like good food served efficiently and I... More 

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Thank John D
London, United Kingdom
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302 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

Our first visit to So Restaurant was enjoyable. The dishes are very well presented and we particularly enjoyed the chicken teriyaki, sliced tuna and smoked duck dishes. There was a bit of confusion over whether we wanted our dishes in a single course but this was politely resolved by the manager.

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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, Asian

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?

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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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