Restaurants , Japanese Soho
  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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The perfect leaping-off point for a night out in Soho, Taro’s Old Compton Street branch (the other is on Brewer Street) is regularly packed with a mixed crowd of office workers and students. Though the dining room is at basement level, it’s surprisingly light and spacious with sunshine streaming down from the street-level window above.

Curry rice, fried noodles (yakisoba) or donburi all make filling choices, and they won’t break the bank at £7-£10 each. A spicy fried pork dish could have had a bit more pep, but agedashi tofu was crisp-coated and ample in size.


Venue name: Taro
Address: 10 Old Compton Street
Opening hours: Meals served noon-10pm Mon; noon-10.30pm Tue-Thur; noon-10.45pm Fri; 12.30-10.45pm Sat; 12.30-9.30pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Leicester Square or Tottenham Court Road
Price: Main courses £1.50-£14.90. Set lunch £6.90 incl tea. Set meal £9.90-£14.90 bento box
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