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Taro

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59-61 Brewer Street, Soho, London W1F 9UW, England
+44 (0)20 7734 5826
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 62
    Excellent
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    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 11
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch

Good Japanese/Korean food at reasonable prices. Ramen soups abit sweet but till good. Good saki too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Jeff_PLondon
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good Japanese/Korean food at reasonable prices. Ramen soups abit sweet but till good. Good saki too.

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Thank Jeff_PLondon
Island of Malta, Malta
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Somehow became starved in that weird time between lunch and dinner time, luckily Taro was open! We were the only ones there and received attentive service. Wide variety on the menu, my friend and I both opted for a soup as it was freezing outside. Our starter of vege goyzer came out just a bit delayed but otherwise the miso... More 

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Thank Snapstar12
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is great even if slightly expensive, but the experience is not great at all. I went on my own and they made me seat on a stool facing the sushi counter and other people sometimes sit beside you. I must admit that I was tempted to go elsewhere but I stayed. I almost didn't have room to move... More 

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Thank sylvanost
London, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I met a few friends a couple of Saturdays ago to have lunch in this restaurant. The food was very nice, considering Japanese food in London is not always that good. My friends ordered Bento boxes and I had an assorted Sushi plate. The only downside was that they brought our food at different times so my friends were halfway... More 

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Thank Elena J
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I used to eat at Taro's other branch in Old Compton Street, the other end of Soho. As I worked nearby this was a great lunch restaurant. The Brewer Street brunch I believe is the original and there is nothing between them in terms of the food. The interior of Old Compton Street is much more pleasant. This is great... More 

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Thank mick_se11
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Small cosy place in soho. Huge menu with amazing sushi and platters. So nice even in shape. Good gyoza Great teryaki chicken with rice Maki!!!! And spicy tuna Thumb up even my husband wants to go back

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Thank Viviana M
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the katsu curry and chicken teriyaki (double chicken portion). But was not the best I've had. Would say this place is good for a quick lunch when in town and feeling peckish for some Japanese food. Service is swift but with no added bells and whistles. Prices are also reasonable so would return once in a while!

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Thank Gemma H
Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Ok...reality check. Taro is the ideal place for the budgeters out there...me included! For the price, the portion sizes are great but what's the deal with this restaurant? GOOD: Getting a table at Taro is relatively easy compared to other restaurants in Soho. Does that mean that no wants to eat there? No but it's more of a Japanese cafe... More 

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Thank Craig M
Singapore, Singapore
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120 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Had the spicy ramen. They are not very expensive but you can ask for extra chilli. It was packed on Monday evening but the food arrives very fast. Price was mid range. Had a ramen for 7.90 Pounds.

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Thank Marilyn H
Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Really busy Friday night before Christmas - excellent, efficient, friendly service. Great bowl of ramen and fun bento box. Kids loved it. Queues outside so try and book!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 59-61 Brewer Street, Soho, London W1F 9UW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
  • Neighborhood: Soho
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)20 7734 5826

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 43
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget

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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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