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‘Interactive oriental fusion’ is the deal at this futuristic, neon-lit restaurant, which has silenced those naysayers who claimed the “gimmicky” idea of ordering your meal through a table touchpad would soon wear thin. Instead, diners love this “great concept” with its entertaining novelty – you can even order a taxi home from your table. The food is an accessible pan-Asian mixed bag with new dishes such as scallop tartare, Malaysian beef rendang and Japanese tofu salad ‘hiyayakko’ alongside soft-shell crab maki rolls, delicate squid and spring onion dumplings, Peking duck and a “winning version” of the ubiquitous black cod. The basement cocktail bar deals in fusion cocktails (don’t miss the Inamo Martini with mandarin purée and chilli), while bubbly pop music adds to the vibe as young clubbers get the party started. Watch out for the monthly ‘magic nights’. 

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Inamo Soho
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Inamo Soho

134-136 Wardour Street ,London W1F 8ZP

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Interactive fusion

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May 2016

Unusual and satifying experience to chose the order. The food is excellent and the menu is quite extensive. Service is friendly and efficient. The only drawback is a visit to the loo, a narrow stained staircase leading to a tiny toilet.

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 8

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Inamo Soho

134-136 Wardour Street ,London W1F 8ZP

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Nice Idea

by   silver reviewer (15)

Aug 2015

I love the concept of this restaurant, but it needs a bit more refinement. We ordered from the set menu 3 courses. Alas they serve the starter & the main together, so you rush through the starter so that your main doesn't go cold! I had chicken with rice. Although the chicken had a type of teriyaki sauce coated on it, the bowl of rice was just plain, so it was a very dry meal. We were down in the basement which really was very stark, although upstairs looked much nicer. We booked,...

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Dawn G.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 7
  • Atmosphere: 6
  • Value: 7

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Inamo Soho

134-136 Wardour Street ,London W1F 8ZP

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Magic at Inamo

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Nov 2014

I came across Inamo by accident when I searched for 'London's quirkiest restaurant's' for dinner. I am always on the look for a restaurant's unique selling point so when Inamo made VisitLondon's list for its interactive ordering system and 3D menu, it definitely stirred my curiosity so of course, I took my mum and some friends with me to try it out! Inamo was certainly a 'quirky' dining experience and being able to order our food and drinks through a 3D menu projected...

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 4
  • Atmosphere: 6
  • Value: 6

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by   bronze reviewer (11)

Jul 2014

We went to Inamo as a family for our 17-year-old son's birthday. We all like Asian food and the electronic table ordering concept sounded like it might be fun. Everything worked pretty efficiently – the staff explained how to order (the table has the menu projected onto it and you use a sort of mouse to select dishes and order them); stuff started showing up very quickly and the quality was good. They even brought our son a little birthday ‘cake’ at the end. This is not five-star Asian cuisine...

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 7
  • Value: 6

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by   (1)

Jun 2014

i booked INAMO via square meal on 18th June, for a table for 4 @ 8pm on 21st June. 5pm on 20th June i recievied a call from INAMO saying i would have to vacate the table at 9-15pm. i cancelled the reservation, its unacceptable to be told the day before we had 75 minutes to order, eat and leave.

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  • Food & Drink: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Atmosphere: 1
  • Value: 1

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134-136 Wardour Street ,London W1F 8ZP

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by   platinum reviewer (163)

May 2014

Inamo would be a good place to come on a first date, as the quirky interactive ordering would distract from any first night nerves, or with a group of friends, as the tables are so close that you have to be mates with the people next to you whether you like it or not. I did enjoy the computer gizmo but it would have been more fun if they'd gone the whole hog Genki Sushi style- the Asian chain delivers dishes on a little model bullet train straight to your table almost eliminating the need for service...

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  • Food & Drink: 6
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 7
  • Value: 6

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134-136 Wardour Street ,London W1F 8ZP

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Gimmicky

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Jan 2014

Bad start when the restaurant could not find our booking (made through squaremeal). Eventually they were able to find us a table in the basement which is a bit soulless. The ordering through the table/touchscreen is at first a bit fun if disorientating, but does end up rather distracting and certainly hinders any meaningful conversation, which ends up being about the restaurant itself, rather than a catch-up with friends where the restaurant performs a facilitating yet invisible function. Food is...

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 5
  • Atmosphere: 5
  • Value: 6

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Top marks for concept and for food

by   platinum reviewer (216)

Dec 2013

The term “interactive oriental fusion” (used by Inamo on its website) could mean almost anything. In itself it would obviously not be an endorsement for this restaurant or indeed any other, quite the contrary. Let’s think about the words in turn. First, interactive – surely all restaurants involve some form of interaction, hopefully between the diners and almost certainly between the customers and the staff; after, all, that’s why service is included on the bill? Next, oriental – well, ‘the east’...

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 6
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 8

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Inamo - great for dates!

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Nov 2013

You know those McDonalds adverts where the burger looks so juicy and fresh, but when you get the real thing it's nothing but a dry, disappointment? I'm delighted to say that the food looks as good coming out Inamo's kitchen, as the projected menu pictures show it to be. And it tastes even better. With a great mix of hot, mild, deep fried and healthier options, it's a great place to please everyone. I dined at the restaurant with a friend wjho had never been before and we were having such fun with...

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 7

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Sep 2012

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We had the most fantastic experience at Inamo. It was great fun, an entertainment with lovely food and the service was very pleasant. An altogether uplifiting experience. We'll definitely go back

Noma S.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 9

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    Restaurants are always on the lookout for innovative ways to attract customers. Although it’s been around for a few years it’s taken me a while to get to Inamo. What makes this place different from other restaurants? It’s the interactive table surface. Instead of having a hardcopy menu, there is a projector above your head which displays the entire menu onto your table. You have a built-in mousepad, also in the table, which helps navigate around the different options and then you send your order directly to the kitchen or bar. Fancy changing your ‘tablecloth’? You can do that too.
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    The biggest talking point about Inamo is the “E-table.” A projector shines a menu onto the table for you to make your selections. A server than appears a short time later and delivers your order.
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  • Cuisine: Pan-Asian
  • Area: Soho
  • Price: £39.00
  • Wine: £16.95
  • Champagne: £70.00
  • Private Dining: 20

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