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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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Good for:
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
I have eaten here more than any other restaurant in London

Great honest Japanese food. Fresh, tasty, not overpriced. I love to sit on the Bar by the kitchen, watching the chefs cooking and making the sushi to order. The tables and chairs are simple and wooden. Menus are plastic covered and act as place mats. The bento box menus offer great value and a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
Proff_Steve
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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146 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I went for lunch alone and made a order of Chicken cutlet curry. But the cutlet is neither well bread crumbed nor juicy. I don't recommend it. Misono's and Eat Tokyo's should be much more tasty and cheaper. I had better had bento but I am sure I will not go to Taro any more.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Great honest Japanese food. Fresh, tasty, not overpriced. I love to sit on the Bar by the kitchen, watching the chefs cooking and making the sushi to order. The tables and chairs are simple and wooden. Menus are plastic covered and act as place mats. The bento box menus offer great value and a sample of the best and most... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I go there pretty often, specially if we hang out in Central London. Food is very good and prices are not bad so I would recommend it. Our favourite is Chicken Teridon (Chicken Teriyaki and rice). Is very tasty and filling. However, I don't recommend the Katsu Curry. The chicken was tasty but there were too many potatoes on the... More 

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24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We came here for a late lunch. And I had ramen which I found to be a little bland with not much added to the noodles. I was expecting some more meat/protein on top of the ramen. My daughter had the other ramen - she found it ok. So overall, ok, would probably try something else next time.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

I've tried many of London's Japanese restaurants but somehow never managed to get to Taro, despite walking past many times. This evening we happened to be wandering past just while discussing dinner options. After checking the menu we wandered in and were quickly seated and shown menus. Taro is a casual joint and the tables are close together, but we... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Great and varied menu ranging from noodle, ramen and obviously sushi. Not the best in London but a good choice when you are and about in the west end so will certainly come back.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I use to come to taro for lunch since there wasn't many people. However I was disappointed by going there for dinner is a disaster, and the quality of the sushi falls below standard, the curry as well.The prices are not bad try go there when it is not busy , I recommend the chicken teriyaki .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Amazing Sushi, Sashimi etc...and a great value for money. the personal touch of Sensie Taro is felt in every dish being served.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I used to go often with my gf there, to be honest,i really love that place, but last experience absolutly disappointment. The food was nice as usual. The staff just bad. I'ven with 8 friends, all of them get their food at the right time but not me. I didnt been informed of delay or any apologise or reasson. After... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I went in this place more times, I love it, is really quiet even if you are in the middle of Soho, and the atmosphere is really good. I took Chicken Teriyaki Bento with this one you can taste some different kind of Japanese food, and my girlfriend took Chicken Katsu Curry. and the price is quite cheap for me... More 

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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 0 - 43
  • Cuisine: Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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