There are plenty of places to try Asian food around Brixton market and arcade, but Nanban is one of the few that’s actually a full restaurant. At lunch, the Japanese comfort food is tasty (get the fried chicken kara-age) and the standard ramen is enjoyable, and a steal at six quid. We’ll come to grab something to eat with friends, and always stay longer than we expect for the vibes, which are pure Brixton - it’s literally an historic site, and it used to be an old-school eel and pie shop right up until the 1980s. In the evening, they roll out a more adventurous menu that has hints of Caribbean to it. Asian and Caribbean might sound wacky but in this neighbourhood, anything goes.
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Negril serves Caribbean comfort food up on Brixton Hill. It’s far enough away from the main drag to feel calm, and has one of the best patios in SW2.
Franco Manca Brixton
The original Franco Manca still makes some of the best Neapolitan pizzas in town, from a cosy little shop in Brixton market.
Boqueria is a neighbourhood tapas restaurant that you could confidently take a Spaniard to. The suckling pig and daily seafood specials are great.
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Dotori is a busy, cash-only neighbourhood restaurant in Finsbury Park serving excellent and inexpensive Korean, and passable Japanese food.
Titu is tiny spot in Mayfair serving serving reasonably priced (for the area) gyoza with fillings like wagyu beef and foie fras.
Bone Daddies High St. Kensington
Bone Daddies has brought ramen to High Street Kensington, with this location atop a Whole Foods. Hit it for an excellent bowl of noodles.
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