SoChina  

 
 
ADDRESS
37-38 Gerrard Street, Soho, London W1D 5QB
 
 
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£25-40 (meal for 2 with wine)
 

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SoChinaSoChina is a giant of a restaurant, stunningly redecorated over three floors, with gentle lighting and a great curving bar successfully creating an atmosphere of jolly intimacy. The stylishly modern carved screens, and gorgeous traditional dragons, give a very plausible impression of a genuine Beijing eatery. It is raised further above the pack by quick service and an imaginative take on the traditional Chinatown menu. Old favourites like Peking fried duck are cooked with both care and flair, while more authentic fare such as baked soft-shell crab was sensationally tasty (although to be avoided by anyone on a low-salt diet).

With rock-bottom prices and a massive range of dishes on offer, this is the sort of restaurant that gave Chinatown its reputation as the best place for affordable food in Central London. Long may it continue to do so.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Leicester Square Tube Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
Piccadilly Circus Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
Euston Railway Station
 
22 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
China Town Masterpark
 
1 minutes walk
 
Leicester Square Masterpark
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Every Hotel Piccadilly
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £126  21% off
Coventry Street, W1D | 2 minutes from SoChina
Located right next to Leicester Square, in the heart of London's West End, the Every Hotel Piccadilly is the perfect hotel for those wanting to enjoy ... More
 
 
 
Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £131  23% off
Leicester Square, WC2H | 3 minutes from SoChina
Overlooking Leicester Square - the setting for London's regular film premieres - the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire has glamorous, exclusive décor to match its high-profile setting: ... More
 
 
 
Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £109  42% off
Whitcomb Street, WC2H | 3 minutes from SoChina
Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar is a recently refurbished 4 star hotel located right in the heart of London's famous West End. Leicester Square, Piccadilly ... More
 
 
 
 
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New Loon Fung
London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
42 Gerrard Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from SoChina
Chinese cuisine ... More
 
 
 
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Four Seasons
London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
12 Gerrard Street Chinatown, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from SoChina
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Feng Shui Inn
London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
6 Gerrard Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from SoChina
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New Fook Lam Moon
London > Restaurants > Pan-Asian restaurants
10 Gerrard Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from SoChina
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Haozhan
London > Restaurants > Pan-Asian restaurants
8 Gerrard Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from SoChina
This is modern Asian fusion food in the heart of Chinatown, Haozhan's sleek decor and innovative menu offer something a little different from the norm. Haozhan ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
BB Bakery - Covent Garden
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
6-7 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from SoChina
Just a minute's walk from Trafalgar Square, the BB Bakery is a sweet tooth's heaven with a seemingly endless cake counter and the sweet smell of ... More
 
 
 
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Stomp
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 1st August - 8th January 2017
SoChina, West Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from SoChina
Stomp stages an aural assault on your senses at the Ambassadors Theatre. There is no plot, no dialogue and nobody speaks a word. Instead a group ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Edward Albee's The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia?
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 24th March to 24th June 2017
SoChina, Haymarket, SW1Y | 4 minutes from SoChina
Damian Lewis returns to the West End this March to star in Edward Albee's The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia? The Tony Award-winning play follows Martin, ...More
 
 
 
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English National Opera: The Winter's Tale
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 27th February to 14th March 2017
SoChina, St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 5 minutes from SoChina
The ENO presents a world premiere of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale. The tale of love, loss and reconciliation sees the King of Sicilia mistakenly believe that ...More
 
 
 
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Prince Charles Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
7 Leicester Place, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from SoChina
Having achieved almost cult status, this reasonably-priced, independent cinema in the heart of Leicester Square is not quite the true hidden gem it once was. ... More
 
 
 
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Vue West End
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
3 Cranbourn Street, Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from SoChina
Vue West End is located on the north east side of London's Leicester Square. The nine screen cinema shows all the latest releases and has played ... More
 
 
 
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Curzon Soho
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
93-107 Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from SoChina
This cracking, refurbished Soho cinema shows a broad-range of art-house films. The three screens feature Dolby THX sound and ample leg-room. The regular Sunday double-bills ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near SoChina
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Horse and Dolphin Yard
London > Attractions >
Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from SoChina
Walking from Gerrard Street to Shaftesbury Avenue in the Chinatown area of Soho you'll come across the pedestrianised Horse & Dolphin Yard which gets its name ... More
 
 
 
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Leicester Square
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from SoChina
With Trafalgar Square to the south, Piccadilly Circus to the west, China Town to the north and Covent Garden to the east, Leicester Square is right ... More
 
 
 
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The West End
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from SoChina
Taking in Oxford Street, Regent Street and Bond Street, Soho, Theatreland, Chinatown, Covent Garden and Leicester Square, The West End really does have it ... More
 
 
 
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SeeWoo
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
18-20 Lisle Street, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from SoChina
SeeWoo's flagship store is located on Lisle Street in the heart of London's bustling Chinatown. Starting as a small grocery in 1975 serving local needs, SeeWoo ... More
 
 
 
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Loon Fung Supermarket
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
42-44 Gerrard Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from SoChina
In the heart of China Town, this shop offers everything you ever needed to cook authentic Chinese food. The look and the smell is authentic, and ... More
 
 
 
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Ben & Jerry's
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
The Empire, 5-6 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from SoChina
Fosil Fuel, Phish Food and Baked Alaska, no, not a tour of the Natural History Museum but the names that Ben & Jerry have come up ... More
 
 
 
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Lamai Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
Venues across London, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from SoChina
Thai food is the cuisine of the moment - green curries, red curries, satays, are everywhere. To the uninitiated,it's very difficult to recreate at home. But, ... More
 
 
 
ELS Language Centre, London
London > Education > English Language Courses
3 Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes from SoChina
8 students per class. Under £200pw.... More
 
 
 
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 5 minutes from SoChina
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
 
 
 
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AWAY Spa W London
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
10 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from SoChina
On the 6th floor of the W London the AWAY Spa certainly takes you away from the manic pace of life in Leicester Square ... More
 
 
 
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Phoenix Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
21 Stacey Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 4 minutes from SoChina
In the shadow of both Centrepoint and St Giles-in-the-Fields Church, hidden from most tourists and residents alike, lies this beautiful West End garden. Originally a car ... More
 
 
 
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Urban Golf Soho
London > Leisure > Golf
33 Great Pulteney Street, Soho, London W1F | 5 minutes from SoChina
OK, so you may not be able to soak up the rays on this indoor course but it's a brilliant idea that has been stylishly executed. ... More
 
 
 
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Waxy's Little Sister
London > Nightlife > Pubs
20 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from SoChina
If you're not up for the hectic atmosphere of Waxy O'Connors it might be worth slipping across the street to her infinitely more tranquil Little Sister. ... More
 
 
 
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Waxy O'Connor's
London > Nightlife > Pubs
14-16 Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from SoChina
Located where it is, Waxy's is fairly predictable. It's busy, it's Irish and it's got a fair smattering of tourists, but it also has that certain ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Norman's Coach & Horses
London > Nightlife > Pubs
29 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from SoChina
Claiming to be 'the West End's Best Known Pub', Norman's Coach & Horses certainly has more than its fair share of unique features. Firstly there's the ... More
 
 
 
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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Opium Cocktail & Dim Sum Parlour
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Jade Door, 15-16 Gerrard Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from SoChina
Hidden behind an unassuming jade door in Chinatown an intoxicating world of hedonism awaits. The Opium Cocktail & Dim Sum Parlour is a maze of nine ... More
 
 
 
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Wyld Bar
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
10 Wardour Street, Leicester Square, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from SoChina
In typical W Hotel style, the Wyld Bar on the first floor of the Leicester Square hotel is very cool. Drop in for after work drinks ... More
 
 
 
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Cork & Bottle
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
44 Cranbourn Street, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from SoChina
Located in the heart of the West End you’d expect it to be packed with the usual crowds but hidden in a basement below a sex ... More
 
 
 
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Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from SoChina
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the week's big releases. Aside ... More
 
 
 
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68 Dean Street
London > Business > Venue Hire
68 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from SoChina
This stylish private house in Soho is suitable for photo shoots, meetings, press events, filming and for a limited range of social events such as dinners ... More
 
 
 
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Haymarket Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Suffolk Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 4 minutes from SoChina
A hip designer hotel by Tim and Kit Kemp in a grand building on the prestigious Haymarket, the broad boulevard street making for an impressive entrance. ... More
 
 
 
 

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Covent Garden Christmas Lights 2016
Covent Garden Christmas Lights 2016
Seasonal | Until 2nd January 2017 

Covent Garden Piazza 1 minute walk from Sochina

The Royal Opera Chorus and The Royal Ballet fill Covent Garden's famous Piazza with song and dance before the Sugar ...More

 
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Theatre | Until 7th January 2017 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 3 minutes walk from Sochina

Nominated for a staggering seven gongs in the 2014 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ...More

 
One More Dance
Dance | On 11th December 2016 

Adelphi Theatre 3 minutes walk from Sochina

Old school meets the new as Gleb Savchenko and Strictly Come Dancing star Kristina Rihanoff perform a wide spectrum of ...More

Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical
Theatre | Until 28th May 2017 

Cambridge Theatre 3 minutes walk from Sochina

The Royal Shakespeare Company's multiple award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's celebrated children's book Matilda is a big hit at ...More

 
The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 4th June 2017 

The Lyceum Theatre 3 minutes walk from Sochina

The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and ...More

 
Stomp
Stomp
Theatre | Until 8th January 2017 

Ambassadors Theatre 4 minutes walk from Sochina

Stomp stages an aural assault on your senses at the Ambassadors Theatre. There is no plot, no dialogue and nobody ...More

 
Guys and Dolls
Guys and Dolls
Theatre | Until 7th January 2017 

Phoenix Theatre 6 minutes walk from Sochina

Chichester Festival Theatre's production of Guys and Dolls, a big hit at the Chichester Festival 2014, is a toe-tapping musical ...More

 
DJ Lady Lloyd
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 18th December 2016 

Ku Bar 6 minutes walk from Sochina

Retro pop classics from the 1980s and 1990s. With support from DJ Vicki Vivacious....More

Skate At Somerset House
Skate At Somerset House
Seasonal | Until 15th January 2017 

Somerset House 6 minutes walk from Sochina

The grand 18th-century courtyard of Somerset House makes for a spectacular backdrop for one of the most popular ice rinks ...More

 
Richard Herring: As It Occurs To Me
Comedy | Until 12th February 2017 

Leicester Square Theatre 6 minutes walk from Sochina

Herring reboots his seminal internet stand-up and sketch show in six monthly, filmed shows....More

 
 
 
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