Taro

10 Old Compton Street
0207 439 2275
http://www.tarorestaurants.co.uk/

Unfortunately, we don’t have any photos of the food at Taro since we didn’t expect to end up eating there. We had originally planned to go to Viet (our favourite place to go to for really good Pho in London) with KR, but it wasn’t opened, and KR knew about Taro, which was just around the corner from Viet, so we found ourselves in Taro, without our camera.

Taro serves simple Japanese food in a canteen style dining room, with wooden tables and benches. The food comes in truly enormous portions, and it quite good value for money if you’re a big eater. Overall the food is simple and fuss free, and generally of a decent standard. It’s never going to win any gourmet awards, but I guess it will always have its loyal following.

We had the Japanese Curry (with breaded chicken) and the Yakiudon (I always chuckle to myself when I think of the name yakiudon…yucky udon). The Japanese curry was too much for A to finish, but it was pretty good. My Yakiudon was also an enormous serving, and I finished every last bit of it. The noodles had really good flavour and a nice generous amount of seafood.

Overall this is a good place for the budget conscious eater. Basically, any place that KR is willing to eat at is a budget friendly place. (haha no offense man.) This place gets our stamp of approval for its generous portions and reasonable quality.

Service: 6/10
Food: 6/10

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