I enjoyed a day off work yesterday (yet another cancelled holiday!) so The FrankFlyer and I decided to treat ourselves to a nice lunch, and pretend we were on holidays.
We headed to Eat Tokyo, on Red Lion Street, and I can say without hesitation that it was the finest Japanese meal I’ve had in some time. That said, I faced two challenges: selecting something from the enormous menu and then, once the food had arrived, finishing the extra large helpings!
Having heard great things about the bento boxes at Eat Tokyo, I went for the Tonkatsu Bento, with a side of Takoyaki. The side order was excessive and possible the star that broke my digestive camel’s back in the hours following lunch. I needed a post-lunch nap so badly!
Frank went for a bento with tempura prawns, sashimi and delicious chicken (I had to sample!) and each bento box came with a tasty bowl of miso soup. All in all, our selections were excellent and left me feeling both full but also excited for a return visit.
So yes, while we weren’t actually in Tokyo, as we should have been, we both agreed that it was like a little slice of Japan here in London. And the number of Japanese people enjoying lunch there just served to underline it. Leaving the restaurant was a bit of a jolt, as I half-expected to talk out onto a back street somewhere in Shinjuku!
I’ll definitely be back, but won’t be going for the Takoyaki.
Eat Tokyo, 50 Red Lion Street, High Holborn, London WC1R 4PF
Glad ye enjoyedit, and don;t worrry, you will get back to Tokyo again, one day!
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I’m looking ahead to 2021 and hoping for a lot more travel, including Japan. In the interim, it’s all about the UK and short breaks by train.