Types of venues , Restaurants and cafés ,
Time Out rating:
Time Out says
Tue Dec 15 2009
A grubby awning still says ‘Truva Turkish brasserie’. Pink, upholstered, high-backed chairs and sizeable round tables speak of a possible former life as a Chinese restaurant. But the book-length menu is unequivocally Japanese, offering countless permutations of the standards interspersed with many a full-colour snapshot. Sushi/sashimi sets range from five slices of salmon for £7 to a wooden boatload of assorted nigiri and maki just under the £20 mark. We’ve had some disappointments – dull agedashidofu, mushy gyoza filling – but we are invariably consoled by decent noodles, good fish and a kind bill. The low prices, along with no-frills choices (such as ultra-plain, topping-free udon in broth) and helpful photos on the menu, also make this a child-friendly place to have lunch. Hesitant but accommodating staff help too. However, anyone with a baby, be warned: there’s only one high chair for the entire restaurant. In recompense, the wall-hung monitor that screens CGI seasonal leaves and blossoms (together with insipid relaxation music) might usefully be employed to mesmerise toddlers.
Eat Tokyo London
020 8209 0079
- Opening hours:
Lunch served 11.30am-3pm, dinner served 5.30-11pm daily.
Tube: Golders Green tube
Main courses £2.50-£10 lunch; £7-£18 dinner. Set lunch £4.80-£13. Set dinner £7-£25.
- 020 8209 0079
- Eat Tokyo
Restaurant and bar facilities. Take away. Reservations required