Posted on August 27th, 2007 in Mission - Japanese Restaurants by Stephanie

Zipangu is a little Japanese restaurant in Chinatown that I haven’t visited since I was a student but decided to pop in there to get a quick bite last Saturday night.  Their menu consists of mainly sushi, sashimi, noodles and donburi (meat/seafood/vegetables on rice).  I had a katsu don (deep-fried breaded pork cutlets, onion, and egg in a sweet sauce on rice) and my friend had a kimchi ramen (noodles in a spicy soup with kimchi (spicy seasoned vegetables) and pork).  The kimchi ramen is basically like instant noodles that you would get in a japanese or korean supermarket but the katsu don was very authentic.  The pork was a little fatty but it was not oily and the sauce on the rice was very tasty.  It is extremely good value for money and only cost £10.60 for the two of us with a free flow of green tea.  The restaurant is very small and a bit cramped but the service is friendly and efficient so it is a great place to get a quick and cheap bite. 

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Zipangu Address: 8 Little Newport Street, Chinatown, London, WC2H 7JJ.
Telephone Number: 020 7437 5042
Opening Times: Mon-Thurs: 12:00-23:00, Fri-Sat: 12:00-23:30, Sun: 12:00-22:30

Katsu Don
Katsu Don

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Comment by coos
2007-08-30 16:07:27

That looks really tasty! I’m getting hungry…

Comment by Forest Cafe
2008-03-15 07:31:21

me too, I am watering of my mouth 😀

Comment by Forest Cafe
2008-03-15 07:28:40

It is really amazing Japaness food, not expensive in London, every one should go for a bite :)

2008-09-29 20:06:55

Man this looks delicious! Mommy come here with a notepad, we need to Google some recipes here :p

Comment by Ralph McKelvie
2008-10-17 12:38:55

It was looking very nice and it may be very tasty.

Comment by Tony Phillips
2008-11-25 15:06:18

I was very interested about cooking. it looks very pity and very tasty.

Comment by caralluma burn
2009-03-07 01:27:47

This quiet little restaurant at the back of China Town is like an authentic version of Wagamama! Staff are friendly, serves clean, genuine japanese food, at inexpensive prices considering it’s in London. Also child-friendly.

Comment by Waterfall Pictures
2010-08-20 06:59:05

i love asian foods they are so delicious and spicy.

2010-09-03 07:40:24

Looks Yummy! Thanks for the details. I will visit this Chinatown during my winter trip to London

Comment by Recyclage electronique
2010-09-09 07:18:55

very yummy! I suddenly feel the urge of wanting to eat one! this make me drools. Thank you for sharing.

Comment by Palmdale homes
2010-10-06 22:59:37

That look so delicious, I can almost taste it.

Comment by Desouza
2010-11-17 06:30:15

I always like to read something like this. That is usually a bit hard to find valuable information on the internet.

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