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Summary

“A great night out, with fab food and drinks” is the accepted wisdom on Ross Shonhan’s rocking izakayas, whose original, Soho-basement location looks set to be eclipsed by its new Fitzrovia sibling – an impressively large (170 covers) space, which adds Peruvian-Nikkei fusion-dishes and an expanded range of smoked meats to its more-established repertoire of Japanese faves (sushi, sashimi, filled steamed buns). It’s “amazing food that will leave you feeling VERY FULL”. Ratings are dragged down, though, by reporters who find the flavour combinations “odd”, or the overall package too expensive. Top Tip – “given that the main menu can be pricey: the set menu before 6pm or tasting menu is by far the best way to go”.

£54
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3
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

This “fun and exciting” Soho basement is a Japanese take on the Asian steamed bun phenomenon. Part of the Bone Daddies group, fans say its dishes are “always superbly cooked and presented”, but ratings were dragged down this year by a significant minority who reckon it’s just “overpriced and quite average”. Top Tip: oft-nominated for its brunch.

£53
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“A taste sensation” – this “party vibe” Japanese izakaya in a Soho basement (part of the Bone Daddies group) wins consistently rave reviews for its steamed buns, loaded with “high quality meat”. Top Tip – “Sunday brunch is a firm favourite”: “an amazing amount of food and drink for the price”.

£53
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4
Very Good
3
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3
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Packed to the gills with a loud and well-lubricated crowd”, this “buzzing and cool” Soho basement (sibling to Bone Daddies) provides “fab” steamed buns that are “so good and fresh”, plus “excellent hot stone rice dishes”.

£50
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Good
3
Good
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Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Restaurant details

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Pretheatre £22.00 £24.00
SundayLunch   £39.00
Brunch   £46.00
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 40.00 Always Available 8

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£3.00 £15.20 £4.30 £6.80
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £19.00
Filter Coffee £2.50
Extras  
Service 12.50%
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Opening hours
Monday12 pm-3 pm, 5 pm-10 pm
Tuesday12 pm-3 pm, 5 pm-10 pm
Wednesday12 pm-3 pm, 5 pm-11 pm
Thursday12 pm-3 pm, 5 pm-11 pm
Friday12 pm-3 pm, 5 pm-11 pm
Saturday12 pm-11 pm
Sunday12 pm-9:30 pm

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