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“It’s easy to walk past” these “unassuming” Japanese canteens, but “don’t – go on in!” There’s a “great choice on the menu of both cooked plates and sushi”; “the food is always delicious” and prices are keen for a cuisine that can be very expensive. After two decades in Soho, the group has now pushed into Balham, Kennington and Finchley, with Pimlico and Walthamstow scheduled for late 2022.
“No frills but great food” is the deal at this small group of basic Japanese canteens, which has pushed south and east after more than 20 years in Soho, with branches now in the City, Balham and Kennington. They serve a wide range of sushi, noodle and rice dishes, with the best value to be found in the bento boxes and ‘set’ meals.
Bustling “no-frills” Japanese canteens that serve “great value” noodles and sushi at an efficient pace. The Soho original of over two decades standing has now been joined by branches in the City, Balham and most recently Kennington (which is a little more spacious).
Bustling “no-frills” Japanese canteens that serve “great value” noodles and sushi at an efficient pace. The 20-year-old Soho original has now been joined by branches in the City, Balham and most recently Kennington (which is a little more spacious).
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Taro Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Used to eat here occasionally when I worked round the corner. It was ok then (not great) and has now really gone downhill. Cannot understand why it is so busy. Greasy fried lumps of oil as well as greasy chicken. Soggy prawn tempura. Live thin sashimi which means none of the taste sensation of good sashimi. "
"A disappointment this time, as it was not as good as in the past. The beef teriyaki wasn't great and everything in my bento box was just a little too ordinary. Been going here for years so I will go back hoping to have a better experience "
dinner till 10.30 pm
Last orders: 11 pm, Sun 9.30 pm