Koya is an udon noodle restaurant in Soho.

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49 Frith Street
+44 (0)20 7434 4463
Public transport:
Tottenham Court Road, Underground
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Yelp Reviews


4 out of 5 based on 160 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Koya

2.0 out of 5 26 January 2015
by Yoyo Y.

The food there is really overpriced, all they have is udon udon udon, and I can't believe how bad they are. My friend and I ordered sea weed and mushroom udon, and they have absolutely no flavour at all! The fish tempura is bad as well, the fish has no flavour, and that thing costs 10 pounds. Will never go there again!!!more

1.0 out of 5 10 January 2015
by Sam D.

My friends and I were looking forward to a tasty Japanese meal sans-maggots last night, but it wasn't to be.

The waitress's explanation was that "the daikon radish was organic". Not sure whether this was a defense of the maggot's healthy food choice but it seemed more likely that the original source was the nearby herring.

After consultation with the boss, the waitress advised that we...more

2.0 out of 5 12 December 2014
by Noriko O.

I had high expectation visiting Koya. I ordered Kake which is clear noodles with chopped spring onion. Soup was tasteless nothing like Umami dashi flavour in them. And noodle were over cooked for Japanese's standard. It is shocking bad they are specialising udon restaurant. I could have better udon at other Japanese restaurants.

I had left my bowl half empty and paid over £10 include hot tea....more

5.0 out of 5 16 November 2014
by Parvinder H.

This is a fantastic little restaurant which we have visited 4 or 5 times over the course of the last two years. Each visit has been as good as the last.

I simply love the Kamo, which is duck udon noodle soup. Contrary to some of the other reviews, I think the broth is plenty flavorful. I especially like getting a side of the tempura bits and adding it to the soup too.

For a starter the pork...more

3.0 out of 5 8 October 2014
by Minh P.

This place reminds me of Totto Ramen in New York (the original location) in the way they present themselves: authentic and unassuming.

The ramen was good but I have had better. The hot curry ramen hit the spot when I was cold and hungry. There weren't many ingredients added to the soup besides scallion and herbs.

I love ramen so would recommend this place to others if you are conveniently...more

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