Akasiro Japanese restaurant Chinatown – Covent Garden – London
July 30th, 2009 by Olivier

Japanese restaurant Akasiro
8 Little Newport Street
London WC2H 7JJ


I reviewed Akasiro 6 times but it has been two months since the last review so how are they doing now? As usual it was just time for a quick lunch. We took Katsudon (pork cutlet with egg sauce topped on rice, served with miso soup – £6.50) and Yaki Udon (£5.90). As drinks, we had an Asahi beer (£2.90) and a green tea (£1.50).

Yaki Udon

Yaki Udon

The Yaki Udon is a meal made of fried thick udon noodles with seafood. It was very tasty. Nice crispy bean sprouts, good range of seafood (mussels, shrimps, calamari…).



The katsudon was also very good – surprisingly tasty and even quite crispy, which is quite a feat considering that the tonkatsu strips are cooked in an egg sauce atop rice.

Cost and conclusion: as usual, a good meal at reasonable price from Akasiro. Their lunchtime prices really are good value. It was £16.80, not including tip. For reading the previous reviews, please visit the list of restaurants in alphabetical order page. It only lists London based restaurants.

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One Response  
  • jess writes:
    August 1st, 2009 at 03:13

    wow with the exchange, that’s so cheap! i was in london for half a year and couldn’t afford anything bc it was 2 for 1 then. i heard of this restaurant then and was like, no way i’m paying that much for soba when i can get it at home for like the equivalent of 3.5 pounds

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