When it comes to authentic Japanese cuisine in London, Tokyo Diner is the place to go. This very casual diner offers a friendly atmosphere that focuses on offering delicious food and providing a great dining experience. Owner and founder Richard Hill’s love for Japanese culture and food led to the opening of this restaurant in 1992, which he opened to provide customers with an affordable, authentic Japanese dining experience—which he felt was lacking in London.
The restaurant offers a nice selection of donburi like Salmon Don, bento boxes like the Chicken Katsu Bento, soba like Zaru Soba, and curry like Katsu Curry, as well as sushi, sashimi, ramen, rice, and tofu options. Complete dinners average £13, box meals range from £15 to £20, soups and noodle dishes average between £8 and £9, and sushi dishes can range anywhere from £4 to £14. Keeping in tradition with Japanese culture, no tips are allowed when dining here.
Tokyo Diner is located at Leicester Square in Chinatown, which is less than a mile north of London. The streets throughout Chinatown have more than 70 different shops, bakeries, cafes, restaurants, and bars, the majority of which serve predominantly Asian cuisine.
Address: 2 Newport Place, Leicester Square, London WC2H 7JJ
Phone: +44 20 7287 8777