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“Quality Sushi”
Review of So Restaurant

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Ranked #2,453 of 22,857 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $72
Cuisines: Japanese
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Soho
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.
Newport Beach
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Quality Sushi”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

We happened upon So after seeing a movie with our sons. It was one of the only restaurants still open at that hour and we were so hungry and cold that we overlooked the steep prices. The place is too quiet for kids, but it was so late, there was only one other party of 2 businessmen. The food was fresh and delicious, but quite expensive for the serving you receive. We had sashimi, sushi, soup, salad and the panko chicken for the youngest son. It was all fabulous. I would eat there every day if I could afford it.

  • Visited April 2013
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North Sydney, Australia
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167 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“Superb Japanese cuisine”
Reviewed March 23, 2013

Genuine Japanese restaurant, offering a really good diverse menu and a nice atmosphere. Make sure you book, as it can get busy, but always worth the effort.

  • Visited March 2013
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
108 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Good Japanese food”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

The prices are quite high here, but it is central London and Japanese cuisine seems to be quite trendy, so I think prices reflect that.
That being said, the food was faultless. Salmon Teriyaki was very good and so was my friend's sushi. The service was excellent- polite and considerate.
We visited a few times and never had a problem with getting a table without reservation. Will certainly visit again.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Joanna D
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London, England, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Thursday Night Dinner”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

The food is delicious, Sushi is of excellent quality and Sashimi as well. A selection of cocktails is available as well: if you like Sake, I advise to try the Sake cocktails. Price is a little bit excessive though. Staff is kind but of the level imaginable for that price. I advise the Sushi-Sashimi Platter for 2. The location and the interiors are nice and sophisticated.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Cecilia V
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Essex, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
126 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Delicious food and tea”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

I'm a big fan of this restaurant as the food is always delicious. Highlights are the spider crab roll (juicy sea monsters), the avocado roll (plentiful and fat), the sea bass sashimi (fresh and light) and the black cod (better than Nobu). They also do a wonderful dessert platter (reasonably priced at £7.50) which usually includes a slice of green tea cake (light and not too overpowerful on the tea), a small pot of pistacio ice cream (don't let the grey colour put you off!), a raspberry mousse (melts in the mouth) and fresh fruit (strawberry and mango slices).
The fresh juice selection is fantastic. I love the passion fruit. And the Houji-Cha tea is a roasted delight.
The only reason I haven't given 5/5 is the service can be patchy. This time we ordered vegetable tempura and it was forgotten about. By the time we asked again it was pointless waiting for it. The staff are all very nice but it can take a while to catch someone's eye to get a drink top-up.
But the food is so good that can be overlooked.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Shruggy
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