Food and drink
Udon, udon and more udon, plus a handful of rice bowls and some small plates that you might have on the side or as a starter. Hot soup noodles with mushrooms and walnut miso seems to be the must-try; I loved the mixed seaweed noodles, and tempura cod with lotus root chips. There are several vegetarian and seafood options for anyone who doesn’t eat meat. A bottle of filtered spring water is automatically brought to the table, so if you’re having soup noodles you don’t really need more liquid, but there’s beer, sake, shochu, wine, tea and soft drinks if you want them.
Funky monastic with a kitsch vintage tiled floor, and neat wooden furniture and menu boards.
Friendly though not chatty – they’re too busy dealing with customers. Best plan is to go early when it’s quieter, though some folk are happy to queue for tables.
Between Soho Square and Chinatown.
A bowl of noodles may seem expensive at £7-£12, but it’s all you need. Whether you can resist the small plates too is another matter.
- Backpackers / Students
- Business travellers
- People watching