A staple for city-workers and tourists alike, visit Taro for authentic Japanese cuisine in London's Soho.
Venue Details & Map
Taro - Old Compton Street
10 Old Compton StreetSohoLondonW1D 4TF
- +44 20 7439 2275
Ordered the salmon sashimi bento (£10.90). Came with an order of miso soup which I found overly salty.
Sashimi was great. Nice thick slices of fresh salmon, definitely the best part of the whole bento.
There were two pieces of Maki- too much rice. Disappointed.
Side of noodles- large portion but did not come dressed, wasn't sure what to eat it with?
Beansprouts, edamame, green salad and...more
I ordered the chicken katsu bento box while my friend had the chicken karaage one and we were both extremely satisfied. The bento boxes come with a variety of things, for example mine came with sushi, sashimi and some vegetables. We also got seaweed salad and Gyoza, the former being a bit pricey for less than a handful of pieces of seaweed and the latter being super tasty. We also decided to...more
Taro is what I call a B-spot--the place you go when your first choice (your A-spot) is not available. It's spacious and fast, so there's a pretty good chance you'll snag seats quickly, even during peak hours. The Tonkatsu ramen is too salty rather than too bony, but the noodles aren't so bad. The best item on the menu? Probably the totally unauthentic cinnamon ice-cream, believe it or not....more
The staff is very friendly but... I've found it a little bit expensive for what they offer I mean it's Japanese food but for that same price I can dine in a much better and maybe fancy place.
although they fish slice was very tin it was tasty but I still not sure if I would go back there .more
Consistently good Japanese fare in a stealthy wrapper... Taking a walk down Old Compton Street it's easy to miss the hidden gem that is Taro! Even then first impressions don't count decor wise as the place is always busy with those in the know about the tasty array of Japanese goodness within.
Anywhere this central that can feed you two stonking great bento boxes and beers for under £40 for...more