CHICKEN RAMEN OR LUNCH BENTO/SUSHI BOX | UDON CAFE | UP TO £7.80

SWISS COTTAGE | NW3


Whether you're popping in for a bubble tea, staying for something more substantial, or grabbing a meal to go, Udon Cafe has plenty of cheap options to keep you busy.

chicken ramen from Udon Cafe in Swiss Cottage

chicken ramen from Udon Cafe in Swiss Cottage

The menu includes Japanese classics - gyoza, rice and curry, donburi rice bowls, fried udon, and even some sushi and sashimi sets that fall under our magic £8 mark. And during lunch hours from Monday to Friday, many of these have a pound or so knocked off.

Their best value takeaway lunch deals, which must be paid in cash, are:

1) chicken katsu bento box with two gyoza, rice, salad and a sushi roll, which is only £6.90; £10.90 at all other times

2) the mixed sushi set for £6.90, with three pieces of seared sesame salmon, two pieces of salmon nigiri, six pieces of salmon and avocado rolls, and for pieces of sushi rolls, for just £6.90

Another dish to note is their chilli chicken ramen for £7.80, or £6.80 if at lunch to take away. We're talking traditional ramen noodles in a tonkotsu soup, topped with egg, hunks of chilli chicken, spring onions and spinach. We are yet to find another place in London that does good ramen for under £8. Food that truly satisfies the soul.

Words and photography | Bisi Bajomo

 

Location
106C Finchley Road NW3 5JJ

Opening hours
Mon - Fri 12pm - 3pm and 5pm - 11pm
Sat - Sun | 12pm - 11pm

Tel | +44 (0) 20 7435 1080

Last updated | 2nd March 2016