RestaurantsLondonBloomsburyWC1

survey result

Summary

£39
    £
3
Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Brilliant for a quick pitstop”, these Japanese-inspired pan-Asian canteens consistently churn out “a great selection of fresh and tasty dishes” (sushi, noodles, laksa,…) at an “impressive speed” – you can watch a “gaggle of chefs in action with an array of woks”. Established in 1996, the group has lived up to its name, expanding slowly to six sites while its rivals have proliferated – and, in some cases, crashed and burned.

Summary

£39
    £
3
Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Brilliant for a quick pitstop”, these Japanese-inspired pan-Asian canteens consistently churn out “a great selection of fresh and tasty dishes” (sushi, noodles, laksa,…) at an “impressive speed” – you can watch a “gaggle of chefs in action with an array of woks”. Established in 1996, the group has lived up to its name, expanding slowly to six sites while its rivals have proliferated – and, in some cases, crashed and burned.

Summary

£40
    £
3
Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Tasty food in huge portions” hits the spot at this casual pan-Asian group with a “good range of dishes to please the whole family”. “Consistent levels of cooking” and “well presented sushi” make it a cut above most chain rivals at a similar price and something of a quiet success story.

Summary

£42
    £
3
Good
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A regular when the fridge is empty” – this “casual” pan-Asian chain is a “cheap ’n’ cheerful” staple thanks to its “diverse range of dishes from quality, fresh ingredients” and “buzzy” (“loud”) atmosphere. Ratings slipped a little this year though on a couple of disappointing reports.

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Restaurant details

Highchair
No dress code
Opening hours

dinner till 10.30 pm
Last orders: 10.30 pm

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