Koya City

4.3
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57 reviews
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£25 and under
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4.3based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.0
service
4.1
ambience
3.9
value
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

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

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SD1984
London
18 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic japanese udon. Loved it!

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vipYamYam
London
33 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

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

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vipMelissaB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Tasteless food not great atmosphere so would not return

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AlisonL
London
18 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was delicious and the staff were friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience5

The waiter was really unprofessional and odd.

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MartinN
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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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OliviaL
Bath
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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

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Momobellafan
London
5 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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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cstang
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

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

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AndreasR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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Rei42
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

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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vipMissyVivienne
London
6 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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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Brunchie
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

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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vipShiho
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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SuniU
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

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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CRNE
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

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

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ACapy
London
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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AliceL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Ekin
London
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

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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AnwarH
London
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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YukiS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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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Sunny
London
7 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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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ChloeB
London
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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Xopher
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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Nina
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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

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vipManisha
London
59 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious and great location, food was really tasty

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WineDineWear
London
12 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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

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AnaM
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall2food5service1ambience1

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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vipynwh
London
7 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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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StephanieA
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience2

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

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It’s good! Just that it’s a bit slow.

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Suzisss
London
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall5food3service4ambience4

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

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JP201
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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gileslw
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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Laurend
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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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Oliver
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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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Koya City is rated 4.3 stars by 57 OpenTable diners.