Restaurants, Japanese Soho
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Budget Japanese restaurant, with another branch in Balham.


Venue name: Taro
Address: 61 Brewer Street
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Jenni D

Inexpensive and delicious. I love Taro! One thing's for sure - you definitely won't walk away hungry. Their soups, boxes and sushi are all worth a try, and after your first visit you're sure to a be a returning customer. Inside, the restaurant itself isn't the fanciest but one bite of their food and you really won't care.

timothy w

Great common or garden western take on everyday japanese dishes. Sushi and Sashimi are great. Teriyaki and ramen dishes are good soul food or hangover recovery dishes

Kim Fleming

I have eaten in this place since early 2000's and its amazing. I had lunch from here yesterday and forgot how wonderful the food was, so I am back to my 2 times a week at Taros ! Oh no, great value for lunch and quick for work lunch if you dont have much time. 


This place has simple low key cafe style decor and consistently good food. When I worked in the area this was a fail safe post work spot for casual mid week dinner or lunch. Would recommend

Hillman Mondegreen

Taro is a jewel in Soho largely because it is one of the few proper places to eat unpretentious good food. The decor is like a normal restaurant, the service is like a normal restaurant, the prices are like a normal restaurant and the food is like a very good restaurant. I live round the corner and go here a lot. I personally recommend the veg gyoza as a side plate sharer to your main, eaten whilst sitting up at the counter at the front watching the food being made by the un-hip chefs in an amazingly calm and efficient fashion. And you'll recognise Mr Taro himself not because he arrives in a ferrari or because he shouts at the staff or conducts himself like the owner, but only by the caricature of his face on the logo. He works there every night printing receipts and waiting the tables with the other staff.


Large portions for the price. The food is amazing! Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a great Japanese in Soho.

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