Soho Wala

2.9
77 reviews
£25 and under
Indian

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Casual
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.

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Note: Each guest is advised to register via NHS Test & Trace App and wear a face mask when entering and exit.
What 77 People Are Saying
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JohnH
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good quality and good value food, plenty of variety especially if the starters. Good service and nice atmosphere. Wine a touch expensive.

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fifi
London
15 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really good authentic India food. Would recommend for a great meal with Friends who like sharing and great food. Staff were attentive and advised us when we over ordered.

The Aubergine was great and so were the breads- so many restaurants get them wrong.

Definitely worth a trip if you are all about the food!!

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rhodam
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

the service was slow yet we were the only people there on a tuesday, we nearly left but the food was excellent, the biyani a tad salty the bel pouri amazing

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Sami
London
47 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

it was very quiet the day we went, so not much ambience but the food, presentation & service were very good.
The masala tea was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Having been recommended this restaurant as a nice place for lunch, we were disappointed to find that it was quite empty and mismatched from an ambience/decor point of view in the context of its enviable location. Generally my hallmark of a good Indian eatery is the masala chai, so despite the intense heat outside that was my choice of drink; unfortunately it tasted like tea-flavoured water and it was clear that it was a teabag chai rather than authentic - unfortunately first impressions make a huge impact because despite the food being reasonable in terms of taste, I wasn’t wowed overall.

The dahi puri had a tasty filling but the puri itself was a touch stale, the chicken kathi roll wasn’t much to rave about and this was the limited menu - I was unfortunately fooled by the exuberant, colourful pictures of the food prior to coming here and I think the main items which were showcased on various review sites had been stopped due to COVID (eg. Okra fries, etc.). Big disappointment.

In future, I’d probably take the time to walk a few more steps towards Carnaby street and just get my Indian fix from Dishoom instead.

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DeepakS
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

A lovely restaurant in a superb location. All the dishes we took were authentic and delicious. We particularly enjoyed the paneer, tiki and chicken tikka dishes, which were cooked to perfection. The biriani and laal mas were also very good.
This small restaurant is adjacent to a superb hotel bar, which is perfect for cocktails with these ladies.

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OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Food was rubbish, didn’t taste good at all. Service was good though. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Manny
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience3

We ordered food, the waitress had come back and said 4 things of the reduced menu is not available and one item will take 45 mins. We just paid for our drinks and left the restaurant

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Suzanne
London
8 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We were told we couldn’t have tap water (covid - really???) and there were no poppadums so not a good start. Food was ok but not spectacular, had to wait a while which made the ‘no poppadums’ more of a problem. Furniture probably meant to look “eclectic” but just looks mismatched from a junk sale. It’s in a good location but doesn’t really work somehow.

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KimS
Kent
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Shocking!!

Inside is nothing like website pictures, looks like a derelict warehouse, tiny portions of bland food, staff clueless.
Worst restaurant experience I have ever had and expensive for what you get.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Food was not bad the puri was actually the best .. but the service was the most awful service ever! BecausE of that It is very unlikely I would ever go back .. it ruined the eve a little bit with the mood

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AnneV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had moved our reservation to 9pm and it seems they were already closing by that time (close at 10) so the place was empty but they served us anyway and the food was amazing! 10/10 would recommend :)

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RaymondH
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We chose to eat at this restaurant for our anniversary dinner even though we had read some very negative reviews! We are very glad we did, the service was excellent, the staff extremely helpful and the food was both tasty and well presented, the ambience and noise level was to our liking, we would have no hesitation recommending this restaurant or returning ourselves.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

I took my other half here for Valentines day and safe to say they totally ruined our evening. It took 45 minutes to be offered mains after our starters despite staring at their waitors. Once we finally ordered our food they took another 40 minutes to arrive forgetting some of our sides. When asking where it was they insisted it was on its way. We finished our meal before the sides turned up, 2 hours after we had turned up. To add insult to injury, upon finally complaining, all they offered us was soft drink despite spending a lot of money! Service was appalling. Food was actually ok but personally wouldn't recommend, especially given the price vs portion sizes. And im underweight! Lets just say I saw some people getting some great service there so wouldn't be surprised if they just give "certain people" bad service if you know what I mean. Take that as you will but if you're brown they'll let you down!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Food was good, especially the okra fries, tikki and the chur chur naan but it took them time to get the food and the restaurant was empty! They could really work more on service and ambience.

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SoniaD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

- Despite reserving a table we were told there were various tables we couldn’t sit at, even though there was no one in the restaurant at all
- Service was patchy and slow
- Food portions were tiny! If you serving street food, either lower the prices or increase the portion sizes. The mains were served in tiny side bowls which you would normally serve peanuts in.
- Some food like the pau bhaji and jalebi waffle were tasteless/bland

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The good news first : The pani puri was nice rest of the meal was very average ,the Pao were soggy and the daal lacked the texture and flavours .the deserts were biggest let down we ordered waffle and jalebi.apprentlt both the items were reheated multiple times in a micro oven the waffle was like a toast far away from being gory and soft .the jalebi was worst I ever had all my life ,one could take it home for a sweet chewing or something . Portions are small rates are if high street .over all big disappointment !
Not going back there anytime soon.
Masala zone or Dishoom any day safer option .

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vipLouiseO
London
5 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The service was very friendly, though a little slow but the food was excellent. Noise level was perfect, buzzy but easy to chat, so. many places are too loud to talk to anyone except one person at a time, this was great. Ambiance would be greatly improved by more subtle lighting, its a bit too starkly lit by overhead lights.

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vipSVS1
London
17 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Really tasty and authentic Indian food. The decor is nice and good wines and cocktails available.
Service was friendly and helpful but a bit distracted - we had to ask to order drinks, order food, reorder drinks etc...
Atmosphere is a little lacking but I think this is in part to being attached to a hotel

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VaidehiD
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High end Indian chat experience.

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vipAftabT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and fantastic service. A little gem in Soho.

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SharonM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was great. I loved the variety of dishes some served in quirky containers. The staff were great. Helpful and polite

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vipChristopherE
London
13 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service.

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LatifahK
London
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

No service whatsoever maybe a cultural barrier unsure. Tried to explain about the service charge exception as there was 0 service given but they didn't understand. Food was ok, nothing amazing compared against the price.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
38 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice place with tasty food.. great service and value

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JHJH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Food was excessively oily
Menu descriptions aren’t as full and accurate as they could or should be. Don’t know if food is grilled or fried until it arrives at ur table which is then too late

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience2

Food was great but the portions were small and did not match value for money

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing! Better food that Dishoon!

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vipchrisb
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great restaurant serving interesting food at reasonable prices. Needs more people to know about it.

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aliaa
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

the food was very everage, most of the starters are fried and tasteless. the staff tried to be friendly, but wasn't. poor ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice food full of flavour

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TallieS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service and great surroundings. Opposite Liberty London and a two minute walk from Oxford Circus station. Make sure you try the Pau Bhaji!

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mk2705
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very disappointed. Food was not flavorsome at all. My friend ordered lamb that was uncooked, pretty much raw (very pink). We did not enjoy any of it.

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deepikat
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden gem ! Great indian food !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Cold, stale and tasteless food

Soho Wala
Responded on 7 August 2019

Dear Sender, Many thanks for sharing your feedback. Could you kindly explain bit more in detail what went wrong with your food, your feedback with assist us to improve our service. Regards, Arvind Kumar

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OpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall a good find. Our server Ravi Kumar was really helpful and attentive. Portion size could be bigger for mains and toilets are quite far away in the hotel. Enjoyed the food-tried paneer, black daal, lamb kebab, chicken matchstick, puris etc . Was relatively quiet midweek.

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PhilW
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Excellent food grab service definitely recommend. Wasn’t busy although we were eating early evening but was pleasantly surprised at how good the restaurant was. The dishes were varied compared to the usual Indian fare.

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LoveToEatOut
London
9 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience4

We ordered vegetarian food for my mum’s birthday as she strictly does not eat meat and they brought out a lamb wrap instead which she bit into and was very upset.

Furthermore, all the fried dishes tasted of old oil. It was horrible.

Had potential and great presentation but they need new chefs and new staff. So disappointing!!!

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Vegetarian
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I liked the ambience. It was bright, spacious and quiet. The food was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food a lot of taste and care which was creatively presented. Beautiful decor and good service

FAQs

Soho Wala does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Soho Wala is rated 2.9 stars by 77 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.