At taro restaurants, we work with team that really care and love what they do. We are happy to serve and we take pride in handcrafting aunthentic Japanese  food for our customers to experience.

Our History

‘Taro’ is a 大衆食堂, ‘TaishuShokudo’ in Japanese that means ‘An everyday dining room in Japan’. It was founded by Mr. Taro who visited London for the first time in 1978 and dreamt of making Japanese food popular by bringing authentic Japanese cuisine and culture in the city of London.

Twenty years later on 10th of September 1999, Mr Taro was able to open the very first Taro restaurant in Brewer Street . After three years of remarkable success, he opened the second branch of  Taro old Compton Street in 2002 (Now moved to Balham). The third Taro restaurant in Kennington and the latest Taro at Finchley Central which opened in January 2021 have been serving customers in the city of London. 

Taro began its journey with 20 staffs that has now increased to around 100 members of full-time and part-time staffs. Mr. Taro created japanese dishes, such as beef teridon, chicken teridon, salmon teridon, and tofu teridon that became popular dishes across all Taro restaurants branches.


Our mission is to give our customers a place to celebrate life’s special moments by offering the best authentic Japanese food. We aim to open more branches across London and local community to reach every customer living in this city.

Other Restaurants

Soho | Central London

Taro restaurant in Brewer street is our oldest branch in Soho, a 2 minute walk from Piccadilly Circus station. We have approximately 49 seated spaces in this branch.

We are busy seven days a week and we advise our customers to book a table especially for dinner time.

Balham Branch | South London

We have chosen to relocate our old Compton branch to Balham High Road in south London in 2016. Taro Balham is less than 2 minutes walking distance from Balham station and a perfect location for our local customers. Fantastic dining environment with garden and excellent customer service make this branch exceptional for the local dwellers.

Kennington Branch | South London
After receiving a fantastic support from our local customers in Taro – Balham branch, we have opened Taro- Kenningtoon branch in 2018. We are proud to open Taro- Kennington branch to serve our local customers who loved our Japanese food. We have got fantastic seating inside, which became popular for our customers who want to enjoy their parties with us and celebrate life’s special moment with their loved ones.
Finchley Central | North London

We have opened our newest Branch at Finchley Central in January 2021. Taro restaurants are very happy to serve our customers in North London. We are taking huge steps to be able to serve our best authentic Japanese food to every customers across the city of London.