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So Restaurant

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3-4 Warwick Street, London W1B 5LS, England
+44 (0)20 7292 0767
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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: Late Night, 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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  • 26
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  • 25
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice sushi but pricey!

We arrived late but staff were extremely accommodating, especially when we had to be in and out with 50 minutes for the theatre. Service was very good. Green tea and miso soup were really nice. We had 5 types of rolled sushi and a couple of beers it came to £60 with tip! Very pricey even for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Laurennewcann
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Walton, United Kingdom
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Geneva, Switzerland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Had a lovely birthday lunch there and the food was super freshand tasty! Definetely one of the best japanese in london

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Walton, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We arrived late but staff were extremely accommodating, especially when we had to be in and out with 50 minutes for the theatre. Service was very good. Green tea and miso soup were really nice. We had 5 types of rolled sushi and a couple of beers it came to £60 with tip! Very pricey even for London. Not sure... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We tried Black Cod in Saikyo Miso and Foie Gras Ju. It's amazing dishes. We had a wonderful dinner in So Restaurant. The staff was really friendly. We will come back again for the next visit to London.

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London, United Kingdom
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166 reviews 166 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The food is simply amazing! We got the miso aubergine and the tuna tataki as starters. Amazing tastes both. Especially the aubergine. We got two miso soups, 1 vegetable tempura, a selection of sushi and maki rolls (19 in total) and one of the day's special, which was tofu steak in teriyaki sauce. All of them were simply divine. Really... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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114 reviews 114 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

So was recommended to me by someone who was introduced to So by a Japanese friend and he spoke very highly of it. It seemed to be a cut above the fairly basic looking sushi places that are abundant in this part of town. The Nigiri and Roll set was decent value at £18.50. All of the fish tasted fresh... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We ordered a variety of platters,chicken meat tasted dry and the others was just drowned in sauce. Food was overrated and the portion was small but the bill however, was sky high. Never again.

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Tampere, Finland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Visited during busy lunch time; the restaurant was busy, but service ws quick & friendly. We had salmon sushi plate and tempura (Mixed Tempura Set + Prawn Tempura), all delicious.

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London, United Kingdom
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16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I went there for the very famous foie gras rice, so me and my boyfriend ordered it, a raw Wagyu beef and a sushi platter. The amount of foie gras that you get is quite generous with the price (£22). It's very tasty with the sauce and mushrooms, foie gras were pan-friend nicely. The sushi platter and wagyu beef was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Brilliant food, home cooked, service was excellent and friendly, very good menu and the homemade pumpkin crème caramel was excellent. Tuna, octopus and salmon teriyaki were great. highly recommended

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Bucks
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49 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Good food and service. Nice atmosphere. Not a cheap eat. Some vegetarian options. Difficult to know how to order unless you understand Japanese food. Reasonably priced but not in anyway cheap.

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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 0 - 72
  • Cuisine: Japanese

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

Neighborhood Profile
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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