Soho Wala

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49 reviews
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£25 and under
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Indian

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Good Vegetarian Options
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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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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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

a
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

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

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice food full of flavour

TS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

m
London
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hidden gem ! Great indian food !

OT
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

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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SK
London
5 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

PW
Perth / WA
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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.

LT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

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!!!

V
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

NP
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food, portions are small but tasty!
Good customer service and friendly staff

JT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Brilliant service. We went for dinner while fasting during Ramadan, and the waiter (Ravi Kumar) made sure our food was ordered and served just on time. Brilliant service throughout the evening.

RC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were served by Ravi Kumar who was an excellent host. The food was proper authentic Indian food. The chef knew his spices and he balanced every meal we tasted exceptionally well. This becomes a favourite haunt for us and one we will recommend to our friends.

A
London
16 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The restaurant was practically empty on a Sunday evening, so we had to go looking for someone to take our order, give us water etc. The food was average, nothing spectacular. Especially compared to the other options available in the area.

JT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was great, servcie let down the overall experience. Busy lunchtime, only two staff members available.

l
London
54 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Unprofessional. Poor choice of food. Not much atmosphere.

MK
London
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

The food wasn’t great, just mediocre. The portion sizes were appallingly tiny considering the prices. The only satisfying thing in our meal was dahi puri.

B
London
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Awful service, had to go up to ask to be seated because the waitress ignored us. Had to ask to get our order taken because again they were too busy chatting at the bar. Didn’t clear the tables when they should have, generally rude when questioned. Wouldn’t go back and wouldn’t recommend to anyone. Portion sizes are too small for the price, better off going somewhere else.

W
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Sloppy service but great Indian food

OT
Liverpool
6 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amaaaazing food...such warm and friendly people! Very good with special requests and the service is soooo good.

Kurkure bhaji and papadi chaat was awesome! Could do little better with masala chai as it was not that strong enough for me as a core desi Indian Chai lover but the staff are soo kind and plesant so I will definately be going more and more there!

PG
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

We had to wait ages at the door for someone to greet us. Then they didn’t have our booking.
Finally we were seated. We explained we wanted the Indian afternoon tea, told them we are vegetarians and asked what the substitute would be. The waitress did not understand and kept telling me we couldn’t order from both menus. I didn’t want to!
We waited nearly an hour for something to eat. Finally got a cup of tea but no spoon or sugar.
The food was crazy spicy. Very average and overpriced for what is was. One platter for two for £50
A very disappointing mother’s day out.
Never going back

OS
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely attentive service, exquisite food and great atmosphere.
We were 6, ordered 4 starters and 3 mains between us, which was plenty, to leave room for dessert.

the pani puris were some of the best I have ever tasted, and the Dhungar Baigen Bartha was absolutely delicious!
We will certainly come back, and bring some visitors there!

Loved it!

AD
London
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

A very delightful restaurant! authentic Indian street food in the heart of Soho... great value totally worth it will definitely go many more times.

R
Dublin
6 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We had made a reservation for my friends birthday dinner. The Indian gentleman was lovely and friendly but the hotel staff helping out were not and cleaning up around us and not being at all attentive. Wish they had declined our booking rather than subject us to the experience

RB
London
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

Service was good but food was average. The desserts were really nice, would go back for the dessert!

F
London
9 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 1

I had booked an early dinner at 6:15 and when I walked in, I couldn't find any staff to seat me for a while.This theme continued for the duration of the meal. The service was pretty bad and frankly non existent. It felt like there wasn't any staff and I had to chase staff to get any attention. Additionally the waiter got the order wrong after confirming it,. Perhaps the restaurant was having an off day and as the food was fine I may give it another try.

JB
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I would recommend the food as it taste good and the flavours are just right however, the portion size is very small increase portion size. Also, make sure the staff know what the dishes are as when I asked a staff what the dish was they didn’t know and had to go ask the chef.

p
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific food, especially the Kali Dal with Choor Choor Naan. We shared that, and also a puffed rice appetizer and a smoky eggplant dish. Everything was superb. My only complaint is the electropop music which didn't add anything. Why not something Indian, like Bollywood?

JS
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A really different menu - interesting options and all very tasty

MY
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I would recommend it to people for it's location and the fact that this place is a really nice change from regular Indian restaurants popping up everywhere. The decor is interesting and you get view of Carnaby street, even better if you are staying in the Courthouse Hotel.
The food was nice and the menu is a little different too. The pani puri comes on its own little cart which is really worth it if you live for the gram. If i could recommend something from the menu it would be the Okra and Lotus fries...

IA
London
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Won’t last long. Food not up to the mark and with all the competition...up your game guys!

SF
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was good laid back, street food dining, stress free experience.

S
London
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Food was great, although ambience wasn't we were the only people in the restaurant

e
London
20 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Limited atmosphere , but the food was great! Perhaps we were just a bit early to dine .

SA
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Our food was not in good taste and we were served very late-it was a waste of 50 pounds

v
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, decided to share 3 small plates and 1 main. Was the perfect amount of food for 2, presentation of the food was notable.
Overall we really enjoyed dining at Soho Wala and would totally recommend it.

H
London
11 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

The restaurant was very quiet for a Friday evening, maybe because it’s new.
The service was very impressive and we felt very well looks after.
Food is tasty, portions slightly small and quite spicy.

A
London
31 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 1

Really fab menu, had the pani puri papdli chaat to start then laal maas, bengun bharta abd chicken Chettinad with tandoori roti.
Very authentic menu and was just like a home cooked meal.
We were the only ones in there though so no atmosphere whatsoever which was a great shame.

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