Tang London

Restaurants, Singaporean Fitzrovia
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A noodle joint with customisable dishes and family-style tables.

Tucked in between the Central YMCA and 24-hour diner VQ, Tang is a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it Singaporean noodle joint specialising in dairy-free broth. You can choose between rice, glass or wheat noodles: a nice touch. Chinese newspapers plaster the walls and chef Chen Ng serves straight to communal wooden tables once diners have ordered at the counter. 

The rich, spicy broth in a bowl of ‘prawn tang’ came with a generous dollop of caramelised onions and fat king prawns, though another bowl of gingery ‘chicken tang’ sadly lacked depth. Portions are huge but expensive (around £11 a pop), so it’s best to forgo the pimp-my-soup protein extras (pulled pork ribs, six-minute-egg). If you’re really starving, there are generous starters such as crisp battered black bean tofu, which comes piping hot with a tangy, homemade white miso dip; it’s a moreish combo. On my Wednesday lunchtime visit, the place was deserted, but staff were sweet-natured and more accommodating than that YMCA next door.

By: Megan Carnegie Brown


Venue name: Tang London
Address: 111 Great Russell St
Price: Lunch for two with drinks and service: around £35
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Hidden gem in central London. Especially delicious tofu :)

Found the door to Tang almost hidden next door to another restaurant but was intrigued for a lunch fix. Went for a special called the Pablo Esco-bun that came with an interesting Karma Cola. Also ordered some Fried Chicken pieces with hot sauce. The fried crispy chicken is a winner on its own and in the bun. Cant quite place the seasoning but it tasted great. Bun itself was good, soft, didn't fall to pieces so you could actually eat it properly. The real win on top of it all though its the hot sauce. At last a hot sauce that delivers as promised! Good tang to it, doesn't over power the food but will leave you needing to blow you nose after...and a couple of glasses of water for the heat. Not a fan of the Karma Cola personally. Was quiet in there at the time but service was excellent, polite chef when ordering and staff checking in to see if we were happy...abliet I could only give a thumbs up with the hot sauce doing its job. 


I found this place expensive and underwhelming although the service was polite and friendly.

The fried chicken was tasty and tender but the steamed buns were so disappointing. Gluten free options work well in a number of foods but steamed buns is not one of them. Instead of the soft light fluffiness of a traditional bun, these were hard, dry and tasteless. Not to mention that one bun is £5. 

We ended up in 5 Guys around the corner to fill the hole that Tang could not.  


This place had so much potential to be a success. A chef with great pedigree, a concept that was perfect for the surrounding area, a great location near to the west end and oxford street. But execution was extremely poor. I am not sure what it was but the soup, which is what the place is named after, was light and bordering on tasteless. I must say the side dishes are decent and are a great accompaniment to an otherwise pretty bland and unexciting bowl of noodles that could easily be bettered in many other Malaysian restaurants out there.


Very hidden place, so really make sure you know where you are going, but it looked really nice inside. The staff was very friendly and helpful, suggested us what to eat. Gluten free eaters can be happy, there is a lot of options, with a bun as well :) The food itself was average tho. I think the prices where bit too high for what it was, a bowl of soup with noodles for £10. Nice to try out, if you are in the area and want a sort of quick bite. (you order behind a counter, so it's sort of a half fast-food)


We went there yesterday and enjoyed our quick dinner there. I really like their cold noodle salad - never thought of putting crunchy Asian pear there and it works. My husband had the ginger chicken noodle soup, he liked it very much. I'm not much of a strong ginger fan, so I ordered the beef stew on rice. My beef stew was very tender and flavourful. We also shared a fried chicken, it was crunchy and had a really cool soya bean taste in them. Best of all, if you have celiac, their fried chicken is gluten free! 

Tang really is one to discover. The food is delicious, warm, comforting and (for me) most important: gluten free! Even the chicken starter is in a gluten free batter and just to die for. And before I forget: I even love the tofu (normally not one of my favourite things to eat). The atmosphere is cool and cosy at the same time and the staff extremely welcoming. Chef Chen Ng is a great and interesting person and will help you to choose the perfect dish for you.