Being a new restaurant in Soho must be a bit like being the new kid in school and having to stand up to introduce yourself… You have lots to prove and the competition to get with the ‘in-crowd‘ must be stiff! However ROBATA have proved themselves to be one of the cool kids – bringing strong flavours of the far east to one of Soho’s most famous streets – Old Compton!
I rallied with me some Soho locals to join me for lunch at Robata. And here’s the catch – the lunch menu packs a punch with a special selection minimising the indecisiveness which comes with going through the main menu. Our waitress however was on hand to offer her recommendations across the lunch and à la carte menu – which we gladly went for.
Highlights? All of the items. I know it’s like saying all pupils in a class are the cool kids, but truly that’s the case with Robata – where it a school of course! And vegetarians, worry not! Amongst the tastiest of dishes on the menu are some of the meat-free ones like the aubergine and broccoli… Veggie stakes just rose to a new level!
Robata is certainly my cup of tea – and they do great sake too! I have a feeling Robata might become the new local hangout for Japanese fusion!
Written by Kai aka The Soho Girl | @the.soho.girl
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