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New So Restaurant is near Spitalfields Market - So Restaurant Japanese, London,

So Restaurant Japanese

4.4
4.4
1057 Reviews
£26 to £40
Japanese
Modern in its minimalist use of colour and clean lines, the new So Restaurant near Spitalfields market is every bit the contemporary Japanese restaurant. The airy ground floor dining area is a unique mixture of wooden and steel furniture with vivid orange injections that brighten the atmosphere. Zu Tanaka's dishes are creative without being fussy, introducing upgraded homely Japanese dishes as well as much loved menus with a So twist. Signature dishes include crunchy pork katsu, grilled eel, yakitori chicken cooked over volcanic rocks from Mt Fuji and salmon Rikyu-yaki that is miso marinated sashimi grade salmon grilled with an aromatic coat of sesame seeds... not to forget the tempura and fresh sushi selection. Friendly staff will knowledgeably suggest dishes and sake or wine pairing. *We are the same So Restaurant that was in Soho from 2006-2020

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    020 7112 9046

  • Payment options

    AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Zu Tanaka

  • Neighborhood

    Spitalfields

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Aldgate Station, Liverpool Street Station, Aldgate East Station

  • Additional

    Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,057 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East London

    Business Meals

  • East London

    Good for Groups

  • East London

    Great for Lunch

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  1. m

    mmcs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food Great, Good value.........................................
  2. PM

    PorcusMallorcus

    London

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    Food was excellent and service attentive. But the menu is disappointingly short compared to the previous incarnation on Warwick Street in Soho. On that basis I would recommend the restaurant to someone who lived or worked nearby but not to someone who would have to travel across town.
  3. A

    Anonymous

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good food and service! I will return!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Unagi don below average flavor but way beyond average price. Fried tofu and draft Asahi was awesome.
  5. DM

    DuncanM

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Great food and fresh sushi. Pleasant and polite staff. Lacking atmosphere and the decor etc needs work but overall really good
  6. CB

    CityBroker

    London

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    An authentic Japanese cuisine in the City. Good service and delicious food. Great for lunch and dinner. Highly recommended to all. Will go again.
  7. FO

    FOODReview

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is amazing, service is great. Would go again.
  8. CB

    CityBroker

    London

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice authentic Japanese cuisine. Sashimi got freshly cut and served. Great place for lunch.
  9. N

    Nellie

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Excellent food, basic interior but we appreciated the quiet
  10. a

    akalij

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience1
    Below average food, basic decor and extremely over priced for what it serves.
  11. W

    Wrighty79

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect little sushi date for wife and I . The best tempura prawn I’ve had ever !! Worth a try as the sushi was awesome as well
  12. TK

    TomokoK

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was lovely to dine there with friends. The staff were very kind and attentive. The food was excellent- unchallenged from the days they were in Soho. We had nigiri sushi set. It was very good!
  13. w

    wpang

    London

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really good lunch deal chicken teriyaki, fast and friendly service.
  14. CB

    CityBroker

    London

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Visited for lunch meeting. Food is very good. Highly recommended to all. Will visit again.
  15. BG

    BenG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2021

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Doesn't sell Sushi on Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday. No mention of this on the website. Waitress was confused about our ordering and kept getting quantities/dishes wrong. Tables were stainless steel catering tables used in kitchens. Very strange and not comfortable. The food we did get was good, but wildly varied portion sizes across the six main courses we received.
  16. N

    Nurt

    London

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been here before and great to see it is still the same. Great fresh food, love the service, lots to choose from. Nice ambiance and clean toilets. Great price.
  17. MM

    MonMart

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good quality of food, though a bit expensive, but I suppose that you need to pay for quality...
  18. CL

    ChenyangL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good with quality but little bit expensive in the price. Worh going
  19. L

    Lucky

    London

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic restaurant - great food and service.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The fish on day was tasty and fresh, but overall it’s a little bit expensive.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice experience we do enjoy this meal
  22. R

    Richard88

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2020

    overall1food1service4ambience1
    Over priced for the food that they offer, interior not that contemporary. Service is good. The whole place is just too quiet.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    The service is good actually, but the food is really not worthy.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bavaria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Super Essen!
  25. j

    joseki

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant. I have been coming ever since it opened, never disappointed. The menu hasn't changed, I guess being this loyal means I am excited if they wanted to evolve their offering
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    food is great, dessert mocha cake is especially delicious
  27. g

    gwc333

    London

    360 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    360 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    SO was amazing. Great sushi and sashimi platter as well as a dessert platter... The black sesame ice cream is fabulous
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Foods are awesome,but a little bit expensive
  29. s

    squid

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I visited this place for several times and it never let me down. I love sashimi here, the quality of fish is great, it tastes fresh with natural umami and the texture is not muddy. I recommended to many of my friends and they all give good feedback.
  30. JC

    JanCL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff and Sushi there are amazing. I went there about 4 times already I I always order Aubergine dengaku and Tofu Steak.
  31. WA

    WANJINGZ

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Highly recommande to have try for the rice foie gras. Really amazing taste.
  32. M

    Mimi

    London

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2019

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The hidden menu was really nice. But it cost us £33 to have it. But it’s nice just a bit shocked when we saw the bill😂 The quality of the sashimi was amazing. We enjoyed it!
  33. c

    ceciliar

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    the food is very good and the service is quick (maybe too quick) and nice. The overall experience was very nice.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Very nice four gras rice! Not on menu have to specially request.
  35. F

    Foodie

    London

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2019

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The bento box has changed since I last dined there. Sadly it has gone downhill. The fried pork cutlet and the 2 pieces of beef were so chewy I couldn’t swallow it! They should have kept the marinated fish instead. Thankfully the dessert platter is still good but lacked fruit.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restaurant with Japanese staff. Authentic Japanese food. Very delicious. Ended up spending more than I would have liked but left full and happy. Will definitely come again.
  37. K

    Kimsala

    London

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were looking for a comparable for Sticks'n Sushi in London and found SO. It really didn't disappoint ! The sushi is excellent, the atmosphere really chilled (without techno or house music banging on in the background!) and the all the waters really sweet and lovely and attentive. We will definitely go again!
  38. m

    michaelc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    SO is a fantastic Japanese Restaurant in the heart of London's Soho District. The food is incredible and the staff are delightful and SO is reasonably priced. If you are looking for exceptional Japanese food at a reasonable price in very comfortable surrounds visit SO today.
  39. L

    Lucy

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best place in soho for Japanese food, excellent quality of good and great service
  40. N

    Neko19

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    So restaurant Chirashizusi has one of the best topping seafood in London and 17 pound is really good value. However, I would prefer having more rice at the bottom of the toppings and miso soup to be a little warmer and it is a pity you can not talk to your friends very much as the restaurant is pretty crowded.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from So Restaurant Japanese using the Order Online button. So Restaurant Japanese also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7112 9046.

So Restaurant Japanese is rated 4.4 stars by 1057 OpenTable diners.

So Restaurant Japanese does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for So Restaurant Japanese

5 Middlesex Street, London, E1 7AA

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Spitalfields

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Aldgate Station, Liverpool Street Station, Aldgate East Station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Zu Tanaka

  • Additional

    Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Gift card

Gift card

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