Asta at Sozai – Japanese in Shoreditch – CLOSED

C and I stepped into Asta at Sozai yesterday lunch time, mostly because it was pouring with rain and we wanted to get inside where it was dry. We were heading to a Japanese cafe anyway and Asta was closer.

The interior is fairly spacious with high stools positioned along long steel benches. And if you’re not familiar with Japanese food, they helpfully have some artificial dishes laid out to explain what the different options are, including a range of bento boxes and ramen noodles.


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Even the demo dishes look appealing


There’s a different special every day, and it’s worth checking their website for promotional deals and coupons.


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Tom yum-yum! soup with tofu ramen noodles

Perfect for a cold, wet day, I had a tom yum soup base (Thai, with a spicy kick) with tofu – along with ramen noodles, sweetcorn, mushrooms and chilli @ £8.50, while C had a chicken ramen in tom yum soup also @ £8.50. It’s a meal in itself and at £8.50 is good value, and not overly filling.


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Tom yum soup with chicken ramen noodles


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Cooking’Scool – at Sozai


Restaurant info:
~ Lardbutty rating: 4 / 5
~ Type: Japanese
~ Address: 5 Middlesex Street, Shoreditch, London
~ Postcode: E1 7AA
~ Tel: 020 7247 7065
~ Nearest station: Aldgate, Aldgate East
~ Website + menus: Asta at Sozai
~ Photos on flickr: images of Asta food
~ Location: Asta map


RELATED LINKS
More East London dining:
~ Fora – Mediterranean restaurant, City branch
~ Japanese Canteen – great ramen, don + katsu curries around the City
~ Kastner & Ovens – great salad selection
~ Mama Thai – Indian + Thai take-away curries + noodles
~ Momo’wich – outstanding Thai + Malaysian
~ Needoo Grill – BYOB Indian grilled meats


Asta on Urbanspoon

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