Yen London 1

190 Strand, 5 Arundel Street , London, WC2R 3DX

1 reviews

65 Japanese Covent Garden

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SquareMeal Review of Yen London

This high-end Japanese (housed in luxury development 190 Strand) is the first sibling of the Paris restaurant of the same name, which opened in Saint-Germain back in 2000. Yen specialises in made-on-site soba noodles, offering a hot or cold option – we chose the hot, which combined velvety noodles with a warming, hearty broth. There’s more to Yen than noodles, though, from a seven-course tasting menu to an à la carte. Good calls include mixed tempura featuring puffy-battered aubergine and crispy prawns, delicate sushi rolls filled with the likes of tuna and mackerel and with just the right hit of wasabi, and flaky black cod marinated in Saikyo miso. Nothing out of the ordinary, then, and desserts are limited too, with Wagashi, fruit salad and sorbets on offer. An extensive saké collection impresses more, as do the sweet staff.


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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Temple Tube Station 56m

Blackfriars Tube Station 698m


Address: 190 Strand, 5 Arundel Street , London WC2R 3DX

Area: Covent Garden

Nearby Landmarks

Middle Temple 166m

New Theatre 219m


Telephone: 020 3915 6976


Cuisine: Japanese


Food & Drink: 8.0

Service: 8.0

Atmosphere: 10.0

Value: 6.0

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 3.0

Jacquelyn W. silver reviewer 04 February 2018

I had a cold soba noodle with assorted tempura, which instantly took me straight to Japan. The tempura was crunchy and aromatic, while the soba noodle had the perfect texture and right amount of chewiness. The atmosphere was amazing and the decor was impeccable. A perfect spot to impress someone.