Shoryu does a very good bowl of ramen for less than a tenner, and you can easily get a beer and share a couple of sides for less than 20 quid. The noodles here are very good and servings are generous - it’s a big bowl of comfort that’s perfect for a solo dinner or a chilled out dinner with friends. They’ll do you a solid plate of yakitori or sashimi if you want a bigger meal, and it’s usually easy to get a table as a walk-in.
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The bao are what makes this Taiwanese joint legendary, but the small platers are even better. The queues at Bao are an official Soho landmark.
Wright Brothers Soho
Wright Brothers is an excellent place to hide away from the crowds in Soho, preferably with a drink and a fresh platter of oysters.
L’Escargot is a classic French spot in Soho. In fact it’s an institution. It has velvet drapes, uses lots of butter, and serves a well-priced lunch.
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Dinings is a very cosy sushi counter and downstairs Japanese restaurant that just happens to have some of the best sushi in London.
Not only is the sushi at Sushi Atelier on Great Portland Street great, it’s also very affordable. Sit at the bar and get the 12-piece omakase.
Uchi is an attractive and humble sushi restaurant in Clapton serving very nice sashimi, nigiri, and rolls
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