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Little Japan

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32 Thurloe Street, London SW7 2LT, England
+44 20 7591 0207
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  • Excellent7%
  • Very good24%
  • Average13%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible45%
Travellers talk about
“udon soup” (3 reviews)
“chow mein” (2 reviews)
“king prawns” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
32 Thurloe Street, London SW7 2LT, England
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Reviewed 11 February 2017

I dont get why people are being so harsh on this place. Granted its not a 5 star restaurant, but still it's not as bad as all these reviews suggest. I popped in here for lunch and got a vegetable udon soup while my mom...More

Thank blue-haired-mermaid
Reviewed 7 February 2017

It looked busy so we called in for lunch, however this was a mistake. The food was massively oily and didn't go down well at all, the restaurant had horrible plastic table covers and was very run down inside. Do not go!

1  Thank Andrew M
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Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

From the outside, this place looks like it could either be a really great find or a really disappointing one. Unfortunately it was the latter. Paid £6.50 each for a katsu bento box that, although well portioned, was very unpleasant. All salad options were horrible,...More

Thank Ruth M
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Popped in for a spot of lunch. I had seafood soup with udon noodle and it was about the best I have ever had. My wife had chicken terriaki which was good and mixed veg noodle. Overall a good meal and will return if in...More

1  Thank Dave D
Reviewed 20 December 2016

First heard about this place as I was waiting in the queue at the very confusing food outlet in the V&A. Man in front of me said he normally goes to Little Japan for coffee - where the service is much quicker - but not...More

1  Thank Maureen F
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Wow... service is shocking. Lunch break and therefore asked waitress how long it would take. She said 5 minutes. 20 minutes later I was still sat there waiting with her ignoring me. From her behaviour with myself and other customers, I knew it would be...More

Thank scandalouz11
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Came for a cheap lunch with friends. When approached by the waitress we said we needed a minute before ordering and were reminded that "this place is fast food, you order fast, eat fast and get out fast". Food came and we were prepared for...More

Thank Will W
Reviewed 10 August 2016

I don't know the score on here is so low, it's quite obvious when you walk in that this is not a style of substance place, and that you shouldn't expect a silver service standard. This place is just about the food, and the food...More

3  Thank Jodie T
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Three year old daughter insisted on noodles for lunch. The place looks like a takeaway with limited decor and staff that don't look or sound all that Japanese, so we were prepared for a poor experience. We ordered beef noodle soup, pork gyoza, prawn chow...More

1  Thank Steve P
Reviewed 7 August 2016

The prices outside the restaurant looked good, so I sat down with my partner waiting on the side for several minutes to witness just one waitress keeping shop. She served two other customers who were trying to pay and understandably we waited. What irritated us...More

1  Thank Nurizzaty A
South Kensington
With its ivied mews, row upon row of Poppins-esque
white washed mansions, and placid garden squares, it's
easy to see the charms of South Kensington. And with
superb access to Hyde Park, Holland Park and
Kensington Gardens, as well as the largely
child-friendly and mostly free Museum Quarter (not to
mention more major attractions like Royal Albert Hall)
such charms are easy to make the most of. As welcoming
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 Thurloe Street, London SW7 2LT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > South Kensington
  • Neighbourhood: South Kensington
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7591 0207
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