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 162 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Koya

4.0 out of 5 6 February 2015
by Ya K.

Came here for a quick bite before a show, also to carve my craving for hot-Asian-food after few days in London. There were already streaming of guests coming in and out!

The service was good and attentive, seems like they also have seats inside the kitchen!? That looks fun :D

Ordered a kizami udon. It was simple but I love it. The soup wasn't very salty and warmed my belly -v- Unfortunately...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

2.0 out of 5 17 August 2014
by Ela T.

I am incredibly confused by the hype associated by this place, not least the constant queues out the door. I was expecting something as awesome as the ramen+egg+soft shell crab in Bonedaddies. Boy was I wrong.

Someone will have to tell me what the difference is between eating hot udon and hot broth, cold udon and hot broth, and cold udon and cold broth. Does the menu have to confuse a person...more

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