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Worth the trek: eight SoHo restaurants we've tried recently

PUBLISHED : Friday, 05 June, 2015, 11:11am
UPDATED : Monday, 24 April, 2017, 10:29am

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The SoHo restaurant scene is constantly evolving and growing, adding variety and new options for diners. From fine dining at Vasco to delicious Japanese dishes and Bistro Manchu's hearty Chinese fare, here are eight places we've reviewed in the past 12 months. Click on the headlines to open our reviews.

 

Vasco, SoHo - tasting menus good value and satisfying

There were no misses in the eight courses, several amuses bouches and petits fours. The food is clever with unexpected touches 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ippoh, Central - Japanese; book well ahead

If you're going to serve only one type of food, it has to be good, and the tempura here is excellent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saam Food and Drink offers a global platter

 

I liked the slippery texture of the cuttlefish noodles, which came with sea urchin and salmon roe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Naked Gurume Gyarari

 

The braised octopus and bone marrow linguine with tomato, cilantro, kombu and bonito was one of the best pasta dishes we've had recently

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aberdeen Street Social

Beetroot-cured salmon and salt-baked beetroot was the unanimous favourite. It was gorgeous and delicious

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bistro Manchu, SoHo - hearty fare

 

 

The house special garlic chicken was a generous serving ... with plenty of garlic and dry red chillies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Isono Eatery & Bar, SoHo - Mediterranean

 

Andalusian gazpacho  was cold and refreshing, and smelled of extra virgin olive oil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Organic dishes at Sohofama fail to impress

 

Our favourite dish was the locally caught mud crab with sticky fried rice ... the crab was ... fresh, sweet and meaty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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