Historical version 1 of Cafe Sojo
Small, cosy restaurant serving a range of Chinese and Japanese food: soups, noodle soups, noodle and rice dishes. Soups and starters from £3, main courses from £6. Similar in concept and style to Cafe Orient on George Street.
Service was friendly and efficient, with waiting staff very knowledgeable about the menu and food arriving quickly after ordering. The Sichuanese hot and sour soup ("...it's very different from the usual Chinese hot and sour soup, with a clear broth and most of the heat from peppers") was a refreshing change, and the spicy Malaysian noodles recommended by our waitress were very tasty.
This is not an upmarket restaurant for special occasions, but it's a great find for everyday food and a welcome change from the chain noodle bars springing up around the city.