Koya Soho

Category     Japanese Udon Noodle Restaurant

3 Words       Simple | Minimal | Honest

Price            £-££

Area             Soho

Address       50 Frith Street, 
                    London W1D 4SQ | MAP |

Nearest        Tottenham Court Road
Station          5 mins walk South

Opening       08:30 - 22:30 Mon - Fri
Hours           09:30 - 22:00 Sat, Sun

Duration       1 - 1.5 Hours

Contact        Email | +44 20-7494-9075

Links            Web | Instagram

A simple Japanese restaurant that serves silky udon and small plates have been a secret amongst the locals since 2010. These springy wheat-flour noodles are freshly made on the premises each day in a traditional way, using authentic ingredients imported all the way from Japan. Hidden behind a simple front, once you walk into the restaurant, you’ll be able to get a whiff of that Japanese umami. The whole place is so authentic it is as if you are in Japan. There is only a handful of wooden seats at the bar overlooking a Japanese kitchen where you can spot chefs kneading udon. Great with friends or go savour some delicious food yourself.

Udon is, of course, a must try here, and it comes in many variations. I also recommend trying out their delicious pork belly braised in cider. Full of meaty flavour but not greasy. Koya Soho does not take booking but the wait is usually quick, unless at peak dinner times on Friday and Saturday night where you could wait up to 30mins.

Most udon dishes around £8 to £12, braised pork belly “Kakuni” is £7.

Photographs by | Nicole Rinai Joachim
Words by | Nicole Rinai Joachim

 

 

 

 

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