Moc Kitchen

4.7
93 reviews
£25 and under
Vietnamese

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Pre/post Theatre
Casual
MOC Kitchen is a casual dining Vietnamese restaurant under Charing Cross The Arches, just off Villiers Street.
The focus is on fresh, authentic food with dishes made every day from scratch.
Ideal venue to meet a friend for a quick lunch or come and enjoy our pre-theater menu with wines.
What 93 People Are Saying
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4.9
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EmmaK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Not only great food and service but the cocktails were fantastic! Definitely a hidden gem right behind Charing cross station

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly staff with lovely food. A hidden gem

Moc Kitchen
Responded on 8 June 2021

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ChristineS
London
7 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Located in the arches a stones throw from both Embankment/Charing Cross tube.

Really welcoming and they happily described/recommended dishes. I opted for the Vietnamese Cha-Ca monk fish that came with peanuts, onions, dill and rice noodles. My friend chose the Prawn coconut curry with steamed rice - she said it was 'tasty".

Great relaxed evening (03/06/21) we will revisit. Highly recommend giving it a try!

Moc Kitchen
Responded on 8 June 2021

Hi Christine, thank you for your review. We hope to see you another time.

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Kati
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a great spot to book a casual after work dinner.

Food was lovely and tasty, and in good portion sizes.

Service was swift.

Moc Kitchen
Responded on 8 June 2021

Hi Kati, thank you and hope to see you soon

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IanW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food with fast service. Surprisingly good house red and white wine.

Moc Kitchen
Responded on 8 June 2021

Dear Ian, thank you for your review. Stay safe and take care.

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vipPeeBee
London
21 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely buzzy feel to our favourite Vietnamese. Great to be back!

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Joey
London
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Overpriced and overly salty. My Vietnamese coffee was sad as well.

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HelenL
London
7 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Lovely little restaurant, nice menu but service a little slow

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Korky
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and good value!
Everyone had Set lunch, service was quick but not rushed (we had to get back to work)

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yeebee
London
27 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant

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Zena
Kent
26 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely is cosy restaurant
Good menu. Not too much to choose from
Summer spring rolls make excellent starter and lovely noodles with ginger and lemon grass
Recommend the ginger and lemon grass fizzy drink

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Rosierock12
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Stunning food and service only reduced marks as venue is quite small but food is incredible

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for a meal at the MOC Kitchen before going to the theatre . What a wonderful surprise .....
The food was delicious and the service friendly and attentive . We had booked the table which meant that we were able to enjoy a leisurely meal .
We highly recommend this small restaurant with great food ! We’ll be back - thank you

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CatPenguin
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tasty food, polite and prompt service, good choice of vegetarian food, lots of variety on the menu

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vipKeithM
Kent
8 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

This is a very small cafe/restaurant but definitely has restaurant level prices. So, not cheap and cheerful, but certainly very good food. Fresh, lively, healthy and tasty.

The service was a little slow mind, took around 20 mins to get asked if we wanted any drinks but once that was resolved it was much better.

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JennyC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Service fast and friendly. Very little ambience not helped by noisy table beside ours. Set menu of veggie spring rolls (lots of potato and carrot, not especially Vietnamese) and Chicken Pho - underwhelming broth. Cheap.

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beepadam
London
9 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small restaurant with great service and delicious food. They also have a happy hour from 5:00 - 7:00 where you get a second wine or beer for 50% off.

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NickW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was a little different from the standard Vietnamese fare, which was good, with more fish and veg options. Fish special though tasty was a little dry and accompanied by dry noodles. Portions also not particularly generous, especially the starters.

The pre-theatre menu could actually work out more expensive than choosng the same dishes a la carte, which was a bit odd!

All in all we had a pleasant enough pre-theatre meal. Value for money was only so-so and I don't think we'll be rushing to go back again

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot

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vipGina
London
22 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful little place with very tasty food. Very good menu with nice choices!

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Agathe
London
26 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was nice and the service courteous although they forgot about the glass of wine I ordered. Quickly rectified when prompted though. We ended up with items we didn't order on the bill but the staff realised and promptly amended the bill with an apology.

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yeebee
London
27 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My faourite vietnamese restaurant in london. Super tasty food with excellent vegan options. The resturarant is small but very cosy. fast service with great menu. The staff are very accomodating if you arrive without a booking. Was gutted to find them closed over xmas/new year.

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yeebee
London
27 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly amazing service. Delicious food. Lovely ambience. Great central location with vegan options. Easy to book at last minute. Thank you for such a wonderful time

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KingDavid
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good and service excellent. Friendly and helpful staff.

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vipdeej
London
72 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Ok place and food, but overpriced for what you get in terms of both quality and portion size. The wine is really expensive for a casual restaurant.

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vipPeeBee
London
21 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good pre-theatre deal and service

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vipJudi
London
169 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great menu - interesting, authentic, very good ingredients cooked to order. Also very good value for money for food and drinks. Fast service when you need it before the theatre. It could be a bit cramped if it were full but with only half the tables in service it was fine. definite recomendation

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Fast service and delicious food. A good no frills option before the theatre.

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Foodie
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We had a disappointing dinner here. The waitress got the order wrong and belatedly offered to substitute for the right one but we felt that would cause delay so pressed on. The food was overpriced for what it was. The vietnamese coffee was tiny and not very good but quite expensive at £3.50. The restaurant awarded themselves 12.5 % service charge on top which isn't at all merited. Will not be returning anytime soon.

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nishi
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very quick and efficient service. Tasty healthy fresh food
Excellent cocktails

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MichaelaC
London
14 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Pre-theatre meal. Had a very tasty slow braised beef pho. All my family enjoyed what they ordered and thought it tasted very authentic. The service was prompt and business like, though not overly friendly. The ambience was non-descript, bit warm and cramped, being in a unit under the arches. Handy though for the Playhouse Theatre and food very good standard.

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Rebecca
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was really tasty and a great price for quality.

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vipluv2eat
London
15 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The tables are incredibly tightly packed - understand why as the footprint is so small all a bit too close. However the food is great and we really enjoyed ourselves. Would definitely come back

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Hels501
London
13 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great food, wine slightly overpriced

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PaulaC
Essex
16 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

More like a cafe than a restaurant but it was the first time for us eating Vietnamese and it was very good.

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CarolinaF
London
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Posto fantastico, il cibo e’ veramente buono e il sevizio e veloce e cortese

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GemmaH
London
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Wonderful food, only minor complaint is that we were practically chased out the door! Will definitely go back though.

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Kapowbear
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great prices!

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vipjain
London
84 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Very disappointed with Moc Kitchen. We had the pre-theatre menu. The two types of spring roll we had to start were unremarkable. My main of chicken with lemon grass noodles was edible but the chicken was overwhelmed by the huge mound of bean sprouts and noodles. The only flavour came from a scattering of chilli. My friend couldn't eat her aubergine clay pot with prawn. It was in a horrible dark gloopy sauce and not at all the fresh kind of dish we associate with Vietnamese cooking.

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MatthewA
London
5 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very enjoyable meal, in an excellent location with great atmosphere and incredible service.

This small restaurant is perfect for double dates or catching up with a small group of friends.

FAQs

Moc Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 93 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.