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Japanese, Fast food, Asian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 27 March 2024 via mobile

Could be a little place in Tokyo. Tasty donburi efficiently served with a smile. Looking forward to another excuse to pop in!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 26 March 2024 via mobile

Very disappointing. Food lacks freshness or stand out flavour. Place and cooking lack soul. Unable to recommend this place.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 9 March 2024

The place was packed - a good sign, a few minutes wait - v reasonable lunchtime on a Saturday. The menu, prices, portion size, speed of service, everyone's dishes out at same time - can't fault our visit. Definitely will be back soon. Thank you...Pompoko!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 7 January 2024 via mobile

Ignore the 3rd review down, they obviously don’t get it…or were expecting 5 star for 2 star prices. This place serves tasty food, served quickly and with minimum fuss. Sure, there are no place settings and the dining furniture has seen better days but you...don’t come here for that. The prices are reasonable, there are pictures to match the description (for the totally uninitiated ), the food is served within minutes…and it’s good! A heads up, this place is cash only and you can bring your own alcohol for a £2.50 corkage fee.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 19 December 2023

This place is great for Japanese food and is really quick!staff are friendly and it has lots of options of food.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 27 November 2023

I have been eating in Pompoko for many years and have never been disappointed. Service is always so quick. Unlike many takeaway/fast food places, they haven't signed up to the likes of Deliveroo and Just Eat so service is still speedy while rivals struggle managing...eat-ins, in-person takeaway pick ups and delivery drivers. If you're looking for a filling meal that is served up to you as quickly as fast food, visit here! Speed aside, it is super tasty. I'm a big fan and I crave it every time I walk past - or even think of it.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 27 July 2023 via mobile

A really bustling little restaurant with amazing, lovely staff and incredible food. The range of dishes is really good and caters for meat-eaters and veggies in equal measure. The service is fast and super friendly. Cash only

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 18 July 2023 via mobile

Great place for quick and easy eats. Small and authentic. Went for a lunch but have also done dinner there. I eat a lot so went for 3 dishes, one rice and two starter bits.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 31 May 2023

Anyone moaning - needs to go find somewhere like this up north. I live in Yorkshire and have driven down a few times purely for this place. It’s quick - cheap and the food is amazing. Unless it’s a city up north, you can’t get...food like this anywhere. Tori chilli don for me and it’s absolutely beautiful. It’s the one place I look forward to going if I come down here.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 23 May 2023

Quick service. Food average and bland. Edamame beans tough and unseasoned. Gyoza ok. Yakitori chicken ok, Pork Shouga Yaki Don tender, but tasteless.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 21 May 2023 via mobile

Quick friendly service Food was average could have been more tastier with more flavour as slightly bland. Tempura prawns tasteless

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 21 January 2023 via mobile

I thought the food was decent. Standard quality, served very quickly. The four star is largely down to the incredible value for money with a meal for two with starters under £25. Perfect for a quick and easy lunch. Yakitori bosh.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 21 December 2022 via mobile

Food was not good the establishment is very dirty. I would never eat here again I just hope the kitchen is cleaner than the restaurant very disappointing

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 20 December 2022

Lovely Japanese food, with very fast service, at a fair price, what's not to love? The place is bare bones and they only take cash, but for a quick lunch in the middle of town that's all you need. You can bring your own bottle,...if you want booze, they charge £2 for opening.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 2 October 2022 via mobile

Very reasonably priced food which was tasty and quickly served. Popular with students and you can see why you can get a good meal here for three for less than. £40. No alcohol served but you can BYO.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Pompoko is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5