Moc Kitchen

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£25 and under
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Vietnamese

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Casual
Pre/post Theatre
Good Vegetarian Options
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.
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KD
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

PB
London
19 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very good pre-theatre deal and service

J
London
165 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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

OT
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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

F
London
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

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.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

MC
London
12 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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.

RT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was really tasty and a great price for quality.

l
London
11 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

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

H
London
10 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great food, wine slightly overpriced

PC
Essex
12 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

CF
London
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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GH
London
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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

K
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great prices!

j
London
76 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

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.

MA
London
5 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

LM
London
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Small and intimate, located in The Arches down by Charing Cross, this is a very good place for Vietnamese street food. Menu is varied and dishes are very tasty. Soups are deicious but my favourite main remains the grilled “cha ca” fish.

TW
London
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to the small and intimate Moc Kitchen. The food and service were both excellent and we want to return soon!

GH
London
5 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was excellent and the food was fresh and very well prepared and well presented. A very good lunch / dinner venue without any fuss.

n
Hertfordshire
48 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is our third visit to Moc, so we are obviously happy with place. The food is tasty and very reasonably priced for the theatre district. The lunchtime menu is especially good value.
Booking is essential as the restaurant is tiny and fills up quickly.

HH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Great value for money. Ventilation could be improved, but otherwise a good place to go for pre-theatre as the food and service were quick

j
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Close to stations and Theatre venue so ideal spot for dinner. Set menus good value and portion sizes good, food fresh and great veggie options for hubby (tofu etc) Tasty, cosy warm and buzzy. Forbidden black rice in warm coconut milk desert was YUM! Book to avoid disappointment

w
London
9 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat, good food and service. The place has a real buzz.

RM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good value. Service very friendly. Food good but not outstanding. Suitable for quick bite but not for special occasions.

K
London
10 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really lovely restaurant tucked under the Arches off Villiers st. The service was lovely and friendly. I has the grilled Cha Ca fish, which was beautiful, and my wife had done grilled beef that was perfectly cooked. Would definitely visit again.

M
London
5 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Nice food and service but a bit cold because of a draft

CC
London
158 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such an excellent little find. Stunning fresh food, friendly service and great drinks. We will be rushing back

n
Hertfordshire
48 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I chose from the lunchtime menu which is a cut-down version of the theatre menu. The food was tasty and filling. This was my second visit to Moc as I had enjoyed my previous visit.
I would recommend Moc, especially the lunchtime menu which is very good value for this part of London. Booking is essential as the restaurant was full, even on a weekday lunchtime.

CJ
Kent
11 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely pretheatre meal. Good value and lovely service. Cocktail was yummy.

SS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Arrived at 6pm.
At 6.40pm the waiter asked us if we could leave as there were other people queuing for a table.
So rude! We were still drinking our wine.
He then brought us the bill with 12.5% service already added!
Food very mediocre.

LJ
London
8 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious noodles and lovely service, thank you very much.

MF
London
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went here for a pretheatre dinner with my daughter, ideally situated, 2 minutes from charring cross station and a stones throw from the Playhouse theatre. Authentic delicious Vietnamese food served by a courteous and knowledgeable waiter. Will definitely be back.

n
Hertfordshire
48 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The pre-theatre menu is good value. We enjoyed the Salt &Pepper Aubergine starter, and the mains were tasty and good-sized portions. The restaurant is tiny, so it gets cosy with your neighbours. There were regulars eating here the night we visited which is a good sign. Staff friendly and helpful. Be aware of the 12.5% service charge. We would recommend this restaurant.

T
London
20 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food, drinks and great value for money. Will definitely be coming back

DH
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Front door cracked open so cooks cigarette break smoke pours in front door into dining tables. Waitress has no knowledge or menu. Drinks came after food. Hands down worse experience ever.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and venue... will definitely return

PN
Kiel & SH
6 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Value for money place. Quite some yummy food.

SU
London
27 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

If your looking for a small atmospheric and lively place to eat then this is perfect, the food here is delicious.

EH
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delicious dinner before going to a show at the Charing Cross Theatre. Great service and food tasty and light!

SP
London
17 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

Food and service very good. But the restaurant was like an oven - all the heat from the kitchen appeared to land on diners and there was no airflow.

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