London Journals

Soho, London Restaurants

A travel journal to London by Nilo0901

Quote: This journal will contain a review of 5 restaurants in London's vibrant Soho area all of which are within easy reach of the west end theatre district.

Satsuma

Restaurant | "Bento Box a Go-Go"

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Satsuma is a Japanese restaurant in the heart of Soho, London on Wardour Street. It's a canteen style restaurant in a similar vein to Wagamama. And that's not where the comparisons end.... The food at Satsuma is of a very similar quality to Wagamama although the dishes vary slightly. It is well cooked and tasty. A nice touch are the Bento Boxes which offer a whole meal for a decent price (I believe they are under £10.00). The Chicken Teryaki is always my preference and has always been delicious. The Katsu Bento is a good runner up. The atmosphere is a little too noisy. Being a canteen style restaurant, you are seated on long tables next to other people. The din can sometimes be...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 10, 2009

Satsuma
56 Wardour Street
London, England W1B 3HN
+44 20 7437 8338

Little Italy

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Restaurant | "Little Italy, Big Disappointment"

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I went to Little Italy a few months ago with my girlfriend and have mixed feelings about the place. Situated on Soho's Frith Street it is the heart of a really buzzy and lively area of London. An area in which you are spoilt for choice for dining, especially with Italian restaurants, you have to be doing something right to survive. Little Italy is a restaurant, bar and club. In the latter two it succeeds, in the former, not so. As a restaurant, the first thing you'll notice is the abundance of staff waiting to wait on you but somehow unwilling to do so or be helpful. Then there is the food itself, which is grotesquely overpriced at about £30 per head excluding drinks. The bruchetta was lik...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on December 16, 2009

Little Italy
16 Irving Street
London, England WC2H 7AU
(020) 7839-8565

Wagamama

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Restaurant | "Grab A Quickie In Soho"

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Wagamama is a Pan-Asian food chain with many outlets across London. It is only a number of these that I have been to so can only comment on them. Wagamama serves a range of Pan-Asian dishes, mostly specialising in noodle dishes but also do salads and rice dishes. Their slogan is positive eating + positive living and in this specialise in natural ingredients and healthy, nutritional food. I am really impressed with Wagamama for the efficiency and quality of their food. If you are looking for a romantic dinner for two, don't come here. In London at least, they were one of the first restaurants to serve food with canteen style seating. They have very long tables and benches, which...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 16, 2009

Wagamama
4A Sreatham St
London, England W1H 9AB
+44 20 7323 9223

Ed's Trocadero

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Restaurant | "A Decent Diner"

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I've lived in London for 29 years now and walked past Ed's Easy Diner at the end of Old Compton Street approximately 1,327 times without ever walking in. That all changed 3 weeks ago when hunger took over and my girlfriend fancied a change of dining pace. With in trepidation, we set foot within... Ed's looks, feels and smells like a diner. There are obligatory red leather high stools at a Formica bar and a few tables and chairs, waitresses wear pinnies and smile falsely at all patrons, small tabletop jukeboxes sit on the counter in an effort to rob you of your pennies. The food is as you'd expect from a diner with an array of burgers, hotdogs, milkshakes, etc... Dining here was...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 16, 2009

Ed's Trocadero
19 Rupert Street
London, England W1D 7PA
+44 020 7287 1951

Leon

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Restaurant | "Super Fast Food"

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Leon is an ethical and healthy fast food chain in London. They pride themselves on ethically sourced and healthy food for people in a hurry. I have only been to the Carnaby St outlet so can only comment on that one. The food served a Leon is simply delicious. The menu is not vast and they only serve a handful of items so if you were to go daily it would become boring. What they do make however, is always healthy and of the same quality every time. Their dishes are often 'Modern European' and they have a selection of hot meals (such as curry or meatballs), salads or wraps. They also serve some desserts and a great selection of drinks from fresh juices to hot beverages. There is ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 16, 2009

Leon
35 Great Marlborough St.
London, England W1F 7JE
+44 20 7437 5280