Laksa curry from Zaibatsu, Greenwich

Laksa curry from Zaibatsu, Greenwich

Zaibatsu is a busy neighbourhood gem in SE10, serving pan-Asian classics from low key premises in gigantic proportions. It honestly doesn't look like much from the outside, yet Zaibatsu was heaving on the Monday evening I visited, so I knew they were doing something right.

Their menu is primarily Japanese but also includes hits from across Asia, such as roast duck noodle soup (£6.50), Singapore rice noodles (£5.50) or Malaysian curry laksa (£6.50). I went for the laksa: delicate rice noodles in fragrant, coconut curry soup, alongside prawns, squid, chicken, and spongy tofu cubes, which soak up the mildly spicy broth like a dream.

Come extra hungry when you visit, because the serving sizes are off the scale. Note, it's BYOB with no corkage fee, and cash only, and reservations are recommended.  

Words and photography | Steph Chan


96 Trafalgar Road SE10 9UW

Opening hours
Tues - Sun | 12pm - 11pm

Tel | +44 (0)208 858 9317

Last updated | 4th Aug 2017