Kulu Kulu

Restaurants , Japanese Soho
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This in-and-out Soho sushi joint is more about speed than impeccable service, or setting. At busy times, staff will even ask you to leave as soon as you’ve finished eating. Pick whatever takes your fancy from the conveyor belt, where hot and cold dishes do the loop, or for a more extensive range opt for à la carte.

The menu features the likes of sushi platters, tempura, udon noodle soup or classic hot dishes such as sweet miso-glazed aubergine – here served unconventionally in chunks. Futomaki and inside-out rolls are generously filled with anything from deep-fried salmon skin to tuna and avocado.

 

Venue name: Kulu Kulu
Contact:
Address: 76 Brewer Street
London
W1F 9TX
Opening hours: Lunch served noon-2.30pm, dinner served 5-10pm Mon-Sat
Transport: Tube: Piccadilly Circus
Price: Dishes £1.75-£3.80. Set meal £5.20-£12.90
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4.5 / 5

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Kateryna V
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I was planning to give this place 3 stars, as it’s all too basic: a conveyor belt with typical Japanese sushi and roll selection. The best things get fished out fast, and on more than one occasion I was wishing I had longer arms to reach for that tuna sashimi being sneaked out by a person sitting ahead of me at the conveyor belt. The service is barely there: you get your own (free and unlimited) green tea, and getting anything else to drink is a bit of a struggle during busy lunch hour. The selection of sushi is decent, yet I would totally go to Itsu if I’m after some decent sushi on the go and there’s an Itsu around. Food quality is good but not the best. Prices are decent but not that low (I paid over £ 20 for my meal last time). So, it was a solid 3 star affair in my mind. And then I checked their website. Well, all the things I’ve mentioned are there, properly addressed. They promise nothing but basic Japanese food in no-fuss surroundings at a decent price. Nothing too exciting, but all very true. At Kulu Kulu they definitely deliver what they promise. So well deserved 4 stars (I’m reserving my fifth one for places who deliver beyond expectations)!


Seems

Good sushi for cheap prices - not a big variety but I'm a regular and I know what I like. The salmon sashimi is to die for, even if sometimes the slices are so small I have to have three portions to feel happy! The soft shell crab roll is divine and very filling. Many meat and veggie options too, and if you don't fancy what you see on the conveyor belt you can always order a platter or other dishes of your choice. Highly recommended, but be careful as the Soho branch gets crowded pretty quickly at peak times.