Soho, Fitztrovia, Covent Garden

Koya Soho

Koya Soho

Japanese | Soho, Fitzrovia, Covent Garden

Koya Soho may only seats 25 people but it has a huge reputation that belies its size. Expect some of the best Japanese udon noodles in town here - and there's a great breakfast if you're after a top way to start the day.

Restaurant details

50 Frith Street, London W1D 4SQ
Nearest tube: 
  • Leicester Square
  • Piccadilly Circus
Nearest station: Tottenham Court Road

Opening times: Mon-Sun 8:30 - 22:30 (Thurs-Sat 23:00)

• No reservations

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Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

Critics' score: 8
Zoe Williams Telegraph
Reviewed on April 13, 2014
"It's a pared-down dining experience, but pared-down with a purpose, so you could fancy yourself just another Tokyo commuter, on the way home, eating the food of your forefathers, cooked the way they'd have done it." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Joe Warwick Metro
Reviewed on September 12, 2013
"If it’s udon you’re after and you don’t fancy waiting in line at Koya, you don’t have to – the noodles at Koya Bar are every bit as good, judging by the Kinoko Hiya-Atsu I tried – my favourite cold-udon-meets-hot-broth combination, made with mushrooms and walnut miso." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Celia Plender Time Out
Reviewed on September 12, 2013
"With friendly staff and unusual dishes, Koya Bar offers a taste of Tokyo in London that’s bound to go down well with Koya fans." READ REVIEW

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