Koya City

4.3
57 reviews
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£25 and under
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Japanese
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  • Casual
  • Authentic
  • Fit for Foodies
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Welcome to Koya City, we look forward to serving you
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese
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Hours of Operation
Mon - Fri: 7am - 10.30pm
Sat: 10am - 10.30pm
Sun: 10am - 6pm
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Phone number
0000000000
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Public Transit
BankCannon Street
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Wine
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
3.9
service
4.0
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Service was inattentive, food was pretty good but not worth the money

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SD
London
16 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Food was a bit meh and wet and tasteless I’m afraid

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OT
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic japanese udon. Loved it!

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YY
London
27 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

This is good place. The food is very delicious. The child enjoys the salad and noodle.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Tasteless food not great atmosphere so would not return

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AL
London
17 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was delicious and the staff were friendly.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

The waiter was really unprofessional and odd.

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MN
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was excellent, but delivery was pretty off with plates arriving with a huge delay and one even got forgotten. But the food was excellent !
Noise level was goos since we where sitting outside.

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OL
Bath
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is incredible. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone interested in authentic Japanese cuisine.

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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pork belly is a must!
Pork udon is my usual go-to at Koya, but I tried the chicken and egg udon hotpot which was tasty, but nothing particularly special about it. I did think it was quite expensive for what I got (the hotpot) but the pork belly is definitely worth it.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Recommend their udon hiya atsu. Would like to try their other dishes next time.

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M
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, friendly service (but sometimes difficult to catch the waitresses eye). Unfortunately quite a few of the items on the menu weren't available which was disappointing.

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c
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

They left out the poached egg in my white fish udon.

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AR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Nice Udon Shop. Love their specials, would highly recommend trying.

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R
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Good overall but too much Koromo for prawn tempra - making it as three times as big as the size of the prawn on its own...

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MV
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It was okay, wasn’t wow by it, think the one in soho is better.

The tempura don was not nice because the tempura was soaked into a sauce so it’s nor crispy at all, but soggy dough wrapped vegetables and prawn, and the batter wasn’t cooked through either. We did complain and they took it off the bill, but we paid half anyway.... maybe should just have the udon which is what they are specialised for!

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B
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Went with 3 other friends. None of us loved our meal. The mackerel udon had lots of bones in it. The chicken hot pot had small dry pieces of chicken. The service was fine but the ambiance lacking. It looked like the restaurant was unfinished.

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S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's such a nice experience for us with a kid(18month) - as the main Koya in soho don't have a facility for baby changing, but here in Koya city, based on its bigger space, they have a baby changing bathroom as well as they provide high chair for kids and they even have a half size of "kake" udon(most simple hot udon) on their menu, which I ordered for my kid and she loved it a lot!
I would definitely come back, and highly recommend for family visit.(I've already recommended to my mum friends!!!)

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SU
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was great and portions were very big. However still felt a bit overpriced for what it was.

The service was slow and we often had to reorder things as they didn't show up.

Ambiance was fine too

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CR
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Good canteen style place - nothing to fancy but staff are nice .

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AC
London
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious Japanese rice is hard to come by in London. Koya is the best.

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AL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ramen. Love it here; come here every time in london

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E
London
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Overall the service is ok. However, the manager (a woman) was not friendly and was not supportive in helping us. There is one guy ( I think he's a cook) was very nice and came to help us instead.

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AH
London
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice, the food was amazing and the staff helpful with what to surgest to eat on the day

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YS
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Koya City was great! I ended up going there to avoid queing outside of the Koya Soho. This time I tried the pork belly (an absolute must) as well as some rice and miso. The kakeage was a little disappointing, but overall good.

IF you are going to try to find this place for the first time, don't solely rely on the GPS because it doesn't work in this BANK area... so rely on your sense of direction and logic.

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S
London
7 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Went with friends for a meetup we had different tas I had one of the black teas kukichai a wholesome taste they give you a pot so you get a fair amount the main I had duck and vegetable hotpot (kamonabe) I really enjoyed this dish and was full and very satisfied place is nice good for a meetup with friends or just a date, would book ahead.

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CB
London
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Try the daily specials, they are fantastic fantastic!
I had the Kedgeree curry Udon ... the ultimate confort food and edgy combination!

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X
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wow, great food, always Interesting specials and the best udon outside of Japan...

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N
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Specific waitress bordered on being rude. Otherwise, love Koya.

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M
London
52 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious and great location, food was really tasty

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WD
London
11 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent soba, exactly what we need for a cold night. Broths are amazing. Love this place.

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AM
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 1

disaster dinner. the service vas horrible. really slow and rude. We spent 2 hours waiting to be served after had been waiting 1 hour to be attended. The food was correct but cold and short quantity. I would only reccomend this restaurant to somebody that I really hate

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y
London
7 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lively canteen style eatery with open kitchen food smell really nice and taste even nicer, lovely young lady waitress very attentive even when she reminded my friend and I that there's others booked our table she's so friendly highly recommended the belly pork simply the best

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SA
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Chicken noodles were underwhelming. Wish I went for the shrimp tempura Donburi which looked and tasted far more interesting.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It’s good! Just that it’s a bit slow.

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 4

It was ok, but nothing amazing. Seaweed salad wasn’t great

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JP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in London. Always worth it.

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g
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic!! The best Japanese food in London, and a really great informal space tucked away in the city.

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L
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Koya City has great fresh Japanese food that really took us back to our holiday there. Good firm udon and really interesting specials.

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O
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Believe the terrible reviews, sat down for 30 minutes before giving up on the waitresses, i wouldn't mind but the place was half empty.

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