The guys who for better and worse brought us Busaba, Wagamama, and Hakkasan have a new joint in Chinatown. And it appears that they have now completely lost their minds. But with genius and insanity so closely acquainted, they’ve actually got something pretty good going on with their newest spot, Ichibuns. The restaurant is a super colorful spot set over three wildly different floors, and the menu includes things like king crab ramen, wagyu beef sushi, and a panko-crusted burger, all quite enjoyable. Their drinks are sealed in plastic sippy cups and their smoking negroni looks like a genuine fire hazard thanks to their flavoured smoke machine. In other words, it’s all a bit mad, but also a lot of fun. Come with a not-too-serious group as a way to start out your night in Soho.
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The French House
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Dinings is a very cosy sushi counter and downstairs Japanese restaurant that just happens to have some of the best sushi in London.
Inko Nito is a large, casual spot in Soho serving Japanese and Korean inspired sharing plates from the robata grill, plus salads, and sushi.
Shoryu Liverpool Street
Shoryu is one of the most reliable and convenient spots in London to get a good bowl of ramen. The Liverpool Street location has outdoor seating, too.
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Yauatcha is a high-glam Chinese restaurant in Soho serving dim sum and beautiful desserts, with service that’s either perfect or absolutely rubbish.
Modern BBQ restaurant Temper grills whole joints of meat on an open fire. They also have a great mezcal list, and tacos.
There are proper waits for Kiln’s high-octane Thai dishes, but it’s absolutely worth the wait. Grab a seat at the bar, get the short-rib curry.
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