Londonist asks that most pressing of daily concerns: where to go on your lunch break?
50 Red Lion Street WC1R 4PF
0207 242 3490
12pm-2pm, 6pm-10pm (Monday-Saturday)
Expect to Pay: £10+ for mains/set lunches (under £5 for ala carte items)
Rating: 8 out of 10We really wanted to give this Japanese restaurant an even higher rating than a solid “8” and perhaps if our expectations had been a little lower, we would have. It’s just that we were really drawn to Edokko’s traditional (at least seemingly traditional) Japanese wooden frontage. The warm, moist hand cloth upon seating was a nice touch too. Furthermore, there are so many fantastic lunch choices near the corner of Theobald’s Rd and Red Lion St (Sfizio and City Snacks to mention two) that hopes were especially lofty.
Service during our visit was speedy and portions (we got the assorted tempura) were more than ample. We were satisfied with our meal but found Edokko’s menu to be a bit on the pricey side. Still, our lunch was tasty … maybe not quite as tasty as Toku Restaurant at the Japan Culture Centre, but definitely worth keeping in mind.
Photography by Chris Osburn © 2007