Harden's survey result
“Fast, efficient, delicious and great value” – what more could you want from a Japanese canteen? The Soho original, now in its 20th year, is “always packed”. These days there are also branches in the City and Balham.
“Service is brusque and the venues fairly basic”, but these “canteen-style” eateries (the originals in Soho are best-known) still deliver a “simple formula of good Japanese nosh and excellent value” (mostly “cheap and cheerful noodle soups and sushi”).
Mr Taro’s “busy”, “no-frills Japanese” canteens are among the “few really cheap eateries still remaining in Soho” – “food arrives quickly so it’s ideal for a fast lunch or snack”. “You may have to share a large table with others”.
“Delicious, cheap and quick” budget Japanese canteens in Soho, overseen by omnipresent Mr Taro – bento boxes are particularly good value.
dinner till 10.30 pm
Last orders: 11 pm, Sun 9.30 pm