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.
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
106C Finchley Road NW3 5JJ
Mon - Fri | 12pm - 3pm and 5pm - 11pm
Sat - Sun | 12pm - 11pm
Tel | +44 (0) 20 7435 1080
Last updated | 2nd March 2016