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.
More spots in SohoSee more
The bao are what makes this Taiwanese joint legendary, but the small plates are even better. The queues at Bao are an official Soho landmark.
Dirty Bones Carnaby
Dirty Bones is a New York influenced restaurant serving mostly mediocre American dishes, but the lamb topped fries are its saving grace.
If you’re looking for a Tokyo-style dining experience in central London, visit Koya Bar for excellent udon noodles and small plates.
More Japanese spotsSee more
Dotori is a busy, cash-only neighbourhood restaurant in Finsbury Park serving excellent and inexpensive Korean, and passable Japanese food.
Just off of Oxford Street, this spot is just as perfect for an affordable group meal as it is for a solo bowl of udon.
Suggested by our writers
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more