Inamo, Soho, a good gimmick with decent food

Friday night was my night out with the spinning club which usually means something relatively healthy to eat followed by a stagger to some very unhealthy drinking emporium. This time we decided to give "Inamo" a go. It does look rather non-descript from the outside, just your standard noodle bar. Inside is different, again quite dark but the tables have these very funky interactive menus. The waitress showed us how to use it and we set about ordering a pan asian feast.

We started with some endame beans, gyoza, dumplings and crab sushi, all fine, portions were small-ish but quality was high. We followed with some waygu beef, hot stone rib-eye, black cod and rice. The rice came a bit after the mains which was a problem. The mains were very good, the black cod was one of the nicest tasting dishes I have had in a while. We washed this down with a selection of beer (Sam Smiths organic ale), a very nice Prosecco, a nice little sauvignon blanc and a very reasonable bottle of Merlot.

The bill with service came to £40 a head which I thought was very good value. The quality of the food and drink was high and I expected to pay a lot more for somewhere as hip/hot as here. The service was relaxed and friendly. It has a nice atmosphere in there just the right mix of couples on date nights and groups on a night out. I would pop back , it reminded me a bit of "Ping Pong" back when it was shiny and new.

Monday, June 22, 2009
Overall rating
Food 7 | Service 7 | Atmosphere 8 | Value for money 8

Good for a group night out

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