Restaurants , Asian Soho
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Inamo serves Asian fusion food in a very unusual setting. The ‘interactive ordering system’ consists of an illustrated menu projected onto the table surface, and also provides a platform for a range of digital activities. The food shows influences from numerous Asian cuisines, with western touches also in evidence. Dishes are intended for sharing, and are served when they’re ready.


Venue name: Inamo
Address: 134-136 Wardour St
Opening hours: Meals served noon-3.30pm, 6pm-midnight Mon-Sat
Transport: Tube: Tottenham Court Road
Price: Meal for two with wine and service: around £70.
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Average User Rating

2.9 / 5

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Came here as part of the endless prosecco & food deal. The service was phenomenal. I loved the ordering system and it was fun to play games with my dining companions while we waited for the food to arrive. The waiter was attentive, ensuring we had enough prosecco and bringing a new bottle when needed. 

Food was of good quality and definitely worth the £20. The char sui buns and salmon sashimi were my favourites! 

Babs - Working Girl London

I finally managed to nab myself a Time Out voucher for unlimited tapas and champagne before they sold out! And now I understand just why those vouchers go so fast. The initial excitement of interactive tables which allow you to order your food and play games while you wait is enough alone to warrant this place a 5 star rating...but it's not just a gimmick restaurant with average food. The tapas was sooooo goooood. There are 30 dishes to choose from and we boldly stated we would try each one. After the first batch of food came out, we realised that wasn't going to happen. The tapas portions are a healthy size! We tried about 15 of the dishes and everything was delicious. The standout dish has to be the chicken wings - they were so good we ordered another round. The dumplings were also very good and the sushi was great! The only dish I wasn't crazy about was the satay chicken because the chicken was a bit dry but the satay sauce more than made up for it!

Our food was complimented by bottles, yes BOTTLES of champagne. Unlike most restaurants who come round and fill your glasses up, Inamo gave us our own bottle, and swiftly brought another one as soon as that one was empty. And then another one! By the end of our meal we were well and truly stuffed and very merry indeed. And all for about £30 each - madness! I am keeping my eye out for those vouchers to come up again so I can snap some up and try out the Covent Garden branch :)

Emma P

Love this place! Such delicious food & the technology is really good fun. Very friendly team who make you feel very welcome. Would highly recommend. 

Lucy H

The tastiest meal and such great value for money! We enjoyed 4 courses for £20 pre theatre and I would most definitely return, even if just to eat the banana and ice-cream pudding again! I loved the fact that the fact that the tables were interactive, great fun little gimmick! 


Just say No to Inamo.

We had the timeout voucher offer, which unfortunately ended up being very disappointing. We arrived and the staff were all completely stressed literally rushing around looking very hot a bothered. It was not a good or pleasant atmosphere to walk into, and certainly not what we wanted from our afternoon, which was meant to be a treat. We were asked to wait downstairs in the bar as our table was not ready without much of a welcome. Not that you could really call it a bar, it was a dark room with no one there to offer us a drink, and later staff were using it to sleep when I visited the bathroom. We declined and were told to come back in 10 minutes. 

I love technology and really liked the idea of interactive ordering from your table. However when we did eventually get to the table, the table was cracked around the touch pad, our menu was faulty and you had to keep coming out and back in to scroll. If they were unable to cope with the offer they had sold people, they should never have run the offer. You could pick from a set menu, on ordering it came to light they have all the dishes waiting as they appeared within a few seconds, the dumplings were hard from being kept warm and there was nothing fresh about the sushi rolls. All in all a really disappointing experience the food does not deliver, the whole place looks as though it needed a clean and a lick of paint, scuffed walls and all a little tired. There are much better Asian food places in Soho, and much better value for money. 


Unfortunately, this place sounds better than what it actually is. The whole novelty interactive way of ordering wears off pretty soon and then you are left with the food that is very average. Nothing stands out as being 'above and beyond' what any random restaurant could do food-wise, and when the final bill comes, it just doesn't seem worth it. If I were you, I wouldn't bother with this place, even if you end up spending more money somewhere else, it'll probably be much more worth it!

Lizzie W

Interactive tables and Asian food? I was SO keen to try this place so decided to bring my friend last weekend. We booked and were therefore seated quickly and instantly shown how to order etc using the interactive tables.

The whole concept is pretty cool - a projector which projects a photo of the dish on to your "plate" on the table so you can see what you are going to get along with a description before you order. Flicking through the cocktail menu then the food menu in this way was pretty fun and ordering from it was easy enough. Also being able to play games while waiting was fun however you can't deny it is gimicky and would expect the service and quality of food to compensate as the food is pretty pricey.
The food was good however the portions were so small. 2 small sliders with a small bowl of fries was £17! And chicken satay skewers to start were nearly £10. 
I would come back here for the set menu which does make it good value for money however the experience my friend and I had was a hefty £80 bill for 2 small starters, 2 small mains and a few cocktails. Additionally they add service when half the work is done for them!

Livvi AT

I love a gimmick, so when I heard that Inamo, on Wardour Street, had combined novelty and Japanese cuisine, I had to give it a try. But behind the bright lights and shininess of Inamo’s high tech dining experience, there isn’t anything there to really push those buttons (excuse the pun).

With interactive tables, where you can order your dishes and drinks from a touch screen system projected onto the surface in front of you, Inamo, if nothing else, is good fun. Not only can you change the background to reflect the setting of your dinner, but you can play games with other members of the table or even by yourself ( very helpful if you are left waiting for a date for half an hour, trust me). However I am simultaneously in awe and suspicious of technology, so naturally, after waiting an age for a glass of wine in a virtually empty restaurant, had to double check with the waiters if they had received my order from my table, which kind of defeated the whole slick, cool, modern thing they’re going for, my bad.

Onto the food! We had a quick pre theatre meal, and the speediness of the service made this pretty ideal. We had a bento box meal, which started with warming and tasty miso soup and crunchy edamame beans. The bento box itself was good, the salmon was melt-in-your mouth but the chicken and beef lacked real punch. All was tasty, but could have come from a plastic box from Itsu if you closed your eyes.

Whilst this place has real promise and offers an exciting experience unlike any other in London, Inamo relies on its novelty factor to carry through some rather mediocre food. Give it a try for a quirky night, but don’t expect to be blown away. 

Adrian H

Inamo offers diners a unique hi-tech dining experience. The menu is accessed via an interactive menu on the table and each dish or projected onto your plate to give a good idea of what you will be receiving. 

The menu covers classic sushi and Japanese dishes, along with some Inamo self created fair. The food is top notch and I recommend that everyone tries the spicy aubergine side dish. The only downside is the service charge that is added, given you do all the ordering yourself!

Upon paying, you will also receive a 25% discount for the basement bar, where various cocktails are provided. Alternative you can save the discount for use on a pre-dinner drink on your next visit. 


I love this place, you order electronically from the table. I think it is a fantastic idea that really works! Whilst you're waiting for the food you can play games with your guest. The entertainment never stops! The food is absolutely delicious, you do have to book in advance though as this place always gets booked up!

Tamsin V
Staff Comp

This place is pretty cool and there is no other concept like this in London. Their interactive menus projected onto the table mean you don't have to call the waiter over every time you need to order something - perfect for a business lunch or first date. Other fun aspects of this include the ability to change your tablecloth (fun!) and play games. 

The menu is of an Asian-Fusion bent - highlights were the Hot-Stone Ribeye which arrived sizzling cooked to your own taste, and the Black Cod marinated with Spicy Miso. 

I'd recommend popping downstairs to the basement bar before or after to try some of their exotic cocktails, too. 


I like the concept of this place however in reality, it's pretty shocking. The place is incredibly dark and you can't really see what you're eating. The interactive tables are gimmicky but once again, I understand the whole idea of it and it's very unusual. The novelty does wear off very quickly.


Went on a date to Inamo on a Thursday night, thought the staff was lovely and attentive, food was served promptly and tasted delicious - satay chicken and the aubergine was amazing! Also had a couple of sushi dishes which were good. The menu was a bit fiddly to start with but once we got the hang of it there were no issues. I'd definitely recommend others to go.

london eater

I went here in 2012 and while the food was pretty tasty, it was also pretty pricy. However, the main problem was the restaurant is sooooooo cold! We asked if the aircon could be turned up but apparently they need it so low to ensure the projectors don't overheat. Would NOT recommend going if you (like me) tend to feel the cold or like eating in a cosy restaurant.


The e-menu is fiddly. The tables are packed so close together you can share your food with other diners, not that you would because the portions are rather small. The flavors and presentation are good. Our meal for 2 was around £70 at lunch time, excluding drinks, and we weren't even stuffed. By the way, our combined weight is 18.5 stone so we're not exactly pigs.


This restaurant was a horrible experience. A tech gimmic was an excuse for no customer service. Its like ordering takeout but paying for a nice restaurant. You might as well go back and do the dishes. You will end up doing everything else.


Pretentious, presumptuous, plain: waste of money We were utterly disappointed by this restaurant. The small dishes we ordered were just about average; though the sushi was nice. The larger dishes we chose (salmon and duck) had no taste whatsoever. Especially the fish was poor considering the quality and quantity. The majority of staff was condescending, almost arrogant. One girl was constantly smacking on chewing gum while dealing with the costumers! Luckily, not everyone showed such impolite and unprofessional behaviour. The interior is very nice and interesting. In fact, the computer screen tables were the only enjoyable thing about our visit at Inamo. You would expected much better food considering the price, attitudes, atmosphere, and presentation of the dishes.

Special Offers

4 courses £20

from the Set Menu.

Offer valid until Nov 27 2016