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Soho Wala, London, London

Soho Wala

3.6
3.6
131 Reviews
£25 and under
Indian
Note: 25/12/2022 & 31/12/22 ONLY SPECIAL MENU SERVED, NO OTHER MENU AVAILABLE. CONTACT RECEPTION FOR MORE DETAILS
Soho Wala is a stunning new eatery offering the most sumptuous in Indian street food that will be designed to transport the palate and excite the senses. The term ‘Wala’ (pronounced ‘Valla’) is commonly used across Indian trading to describe a merchant or seller of the finest fare.

For all bookings, cancellation less than 24hrs hold a charge of £10 per person. Should you have any further enquiries or would like to make any changes, please do not hesitate to contact the reservations team.
Please note full credit card details are required to confirm/guarantee the bookings.

Note: Each guest is advised to register via NHS Test & Trace App and wear a face mask when entering and exit.

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2 people

19:00


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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Indian, Vegetarian, Vegan
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:30–21:00
  • Phone number
    020 7297 5568
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Rajesh Parmar
  • Area
    Soho
  • Parking Details
    Limited metered parking available on street.Nearest public car park: Q-Park Soho, Poland St, Soho, London W1F 7LZ
  • Public Transit
    Oxford Circus Underground Station
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Wine

What 131 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.6
3.6 based on recent ratings
  • 3.6Food
  • 3.6Service
  • 3.2Ambience
  • 3.4Value

NoiseEnergetic

131 Reviews
  1. AndreaC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the most underrated Indian restaurant in central London

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  2. davidw

    London

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 7 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very friendly service. Tasty food. We'll go back.

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  3. RobertC

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food average. Service was ok. Restaurant uninspiring. Will not return.

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  4. JudyF

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Very disappointed in the whole experience. We ordered chips and they came at least five minutes before the rest of the meal. On the other hand the rice we ordered came 10 minutes after our main dishes had been served. Ordered tandoori mixed grill but was served tandoori chicken. Nan bread far too hard. We had to ask when we needed anything for example another drink so inattentive service. Did feedback this back at the time and an apology was given but no discount of bill as a gesture of goodwill or seemingly appreciation of our complaints. £85 for lunch for two when we didn’t enjoy seems very expensive

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  5. DeeP

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was very luke warm when it arrived. Not tatsy. Very basic for what you pay.

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  6. neshanek

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Really quiet in this small street food restaurant. Only negatives were the limit of 2 mini cups of masala tea which went down quickly so more would be great ! The sweet treats were not Indian themed at all - almond mini cake and what was a chocolate cake. Positives were each person had their own little platter, good variety but more meat would have been better . Overall good

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  7. FionnB

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Generally satisfactory but not particularly special.

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  8. SimonM

    London

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 16 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was quiet nice, we ate early so no ambience at all but I suspect from the seating arrangements that it is never very busy

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  9. KrutiJain

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Extremely poor service, the staff's clothes were stinking, and portion size was very small for the price. Taste wasn't that great too.

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  10. TerryT

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 7 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Was very quiet the night we were there, only one other table at any one time. We didn't mind. Food was absolutely delicious. So tasty, freshly cooked, hot and served by attentive waiters.

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  11. Sakura

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a very good experience, casual and familial ambiance was nice with children for trying to the first afternoon tea for them. Needless to say the service, not only friendly but warm and polite. We recommend the family with under teen children.

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  12. AlisonL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely staff very friendly and helpful. Lovely location as well.

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  13. Kellyl

    Essex

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 May 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Very slow service. By time we got our food it took another 20min to get a pot of tea. Then we asked for more jam and the waitress took 10 min to get it. There were only 5 tables in there! So not busy

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  14. JulieJ

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a pleasant evening thanks. Service was great.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 March 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    For a Saturday evening the place was empty. The entire evening we were the only table that was occupied. Food was mediocre to bad

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  16. diablo

    London

    22 reviews

    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice food but poor service. With some professionalism this could be a nice place.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Food wasn’t great. There was barely anyone at 745. The staff were very courteous and served us with a smile but not a great experience overall.

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  18. JuliaR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, well presented and tasted delicious. The restaurant didn’t have a very cosy atmosphere, but I would definitely go back.

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  19. NPatel

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Lacks Atmosphere and the staff really Can’t explain what’s on the menu Such a same as the write up is great but we were disappointed, having planned this as part of our trip away from Switzerland. We tasted some food but left to go elsewhere. The food was ok.

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  20. RachaelC

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 December 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    This place looks nice enough, but I’m pretty sure it’s a front for some other business. There was not a human in sight or whiff of food in the air; that actually looked relieved when we left two minutes after sitting down.

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  21. LucyC

    Kent

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    A little Disappointed, we booked for Silk, had the alternative location. Food was underwhelming, service was good from the individuals but they were so busy it was painfully slow and disjointed. I wouldn’t visit again.

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  22. iRicardo

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The good is great the staff are nice. I don’t think they are manager well or trained. They are always trying to clean tables rather than ensure a table is fully serviced. I had to ask for water, cutlery, plates, serviettes. Not a great experience. The mains came out seconds after the starter. Very annoying as there was no space on our table to eat in comfort. The whole end to end service seems disconnected and disjointed. The food is good. I think because people were using vouchers they didn’t really serve the full paying customers. Very chaotic and disordered!!! Such a shame.

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  23. Patsy162

    Birmingham

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was nice. The only thing was there was an appetiser we ordered called truffle phulwadi. There was no truffle and when we asked the waiter he claimed that this was just the name even though the menu description was that it was a crispy snack with truffle. We asked him to check with the chef and they never got back to us. The other dishes we had were nice.

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  24. AndyW

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    The food was good and tasty; the spiciness was fine for me but others found the liberal use of chilli powder a bit much - one needed some yoghurt to cool her mouth which was happily supplied at no additional cost. The welcome was underwhelming, the restaurant cold and a lack of music for most of the meal and other customers made for a 'flat' experience. as a Monday night

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  25. Andy

    New York City

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 3 October 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The best was the food, which is very important. Everything else needs improvement. The restaurant was warm and very brightly lit with only one other table occupied. There was only one person working in the front of the house. They did not have all but one if the red wines on their menu. That being said, we shared 3 very good appetizers and 2 entrees. The lentil naan dish was excellent and the tandoori chicken and lamb curry were nicely done. Not at the level of some if London’s Indian cuisine, but convenient location at a reasonable price.

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  26. Singaporebud

    London

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was outstanding but the service was worse than pathetic

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  27. DP88

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Really good food, very poor service. When we entered the restaurant the waitress / hostess firstly said ‘no no no’ and wagged her finger at us from across the room. We then said we have a reservation she beckoned us over to the bar that she was standing behind, clearly munching on something as she spoke to us while licking food off her fingers. She then checked for our reservation and explained why she said no in the first place, apparently it was because a lot of people ‘had just been walking in today’. Given that literally NO ONE walked in throughout the time we were there, and just 4 tables (including ours) were occupied, I wasn’t sure why walk ins were a problem. While ordering food, 2 of the items we ordered weren’t available. For one she said, oh no that item hasn’t been available for 6 months and for another item we asked for, she said I have no idea what that is, no one’s ever ordered that! After we paid for our food she came back and asked me to log into my internet banking and asked to take a picture of the card transaction on my phone, as apparently it went through on the card machine but wasn’t showing up on their system. The saving grace was the food - excellent food. But I will never go back, and certainly would not recommend anything but a takeaway or home delivery from this place. Abysmal service and super disappointing, even more so because it was my husband’s birthday (which, despite being mentioned in the reservation was not acknowledged at all) Given the location Soho Wala really need to pull up their socks service - wise.

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  28. LukasA

    Munich

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious, the staff was very friendly. They even researched a special type of chili for us and gave us the information on some ingredients.

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  29. Noname

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Disappointed Indian. Was so excited to try the cuisine but it didn’t land my expectations. The staff was nice and humble but very slow and unresponsive.

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  30. LaurenceC

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 June 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Soho Wala needs to up its game. It is a soulless place somehow pretending to be a restaurant. There is nothing about it that I could recommend other than I didn't get poisoned by the food.

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  31. RegNL

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 29 June 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and very authentic Indian style. If you speak to the chefs then the good can be orientated per your tastes, in case you are craving for food close to Delhi style

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  32. Karish

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    A good restaurant to try out Indian style food. Tried Pao bhaji, Soho wala ke tikki and black dal with chur chur naan. Everything tasted good, the tikki was the best!

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  33. miles

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Food is good, portion size small and service poor, so not good value for money.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Cologne

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 April 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    In case 4-5 Photos on the wall we’re missing it could be a cafe or an other type of restaurant. The ambience was “cold”, pop cover music. Food tasted good. In general not to propose for people that looking for Indian restaurant. The service was very good.

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  35. IftachN

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Service was slow, food was boring, there wasn’t any air in the restaurant. Dissapointing

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  36. LassiK

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 March 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    delicious food. the serving played well and I will be happy again

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    London

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service was okay. Nice interior.

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  38. Zarina

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The restaurant was empty when we walked in, there wasn't even music playing. We had one of the grumpiest waitresses known to man. The food was nice but nothing amazing and definitely not worth the price. The mango lassi was nice even if it was £4 for a small glass. Do not particularly recommend.

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  39. VivekJ

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Order was rushed. Nice taste and presentation. Chur chur naan and paneer tika highlight dish.

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  40. SarahC

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Overpriced for small dishes and average tasting food

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Soho Wala does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Soho Wala is rated 3.6 stars by 131 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


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Google Map for Soho Wala

21 Great Marlborough Street, London, London W1F 7HL

Additional information

  • Area
    Soho
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:30–21:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Indian, Vegetarian, Vegan
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Limited metered parking available on street.Nearest public car park: Q-Park Soho, Poland St, Soho, London W1F 7LZ
  • Public Transit
    Oxford Circus Underground Station
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Rajesh Parmar
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Wine
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