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BAO Soho

53 Lexington Street, London W1F 9AS, England
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“baos” (77 reviews)
“fried chicken” (106 reviews)
“lamb shoulder” (22 reviews)
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Asian, Taiwanese, Vegetarian Friendly
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53 Lexington Street, London W1F 9AS, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I was taken here by a work colleague who loves this place! It wasn't what I expected but the good was good! You get buns with different fillings of spicy chicken, pork belly, lamb etc...All around £4.50-£5.00 I had to have 5 plus a cabbage...More

Thank Clive1508
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Quaint & cute interior. Tasty fillings in a lovely light Bao. Excellent, friendly service. Because if it’s popularity, there’s likely to be a small queue on arrival. I would queue every time, it’s worth the wait.

Thank Cazcos
Reviewed 5 days ago

quite unlike the chinese food one expects from european capitals the newer reincarnations are slicker, younger and more adventurous. Portions a little smaller than I would like the flavour is wholesome and exciting undoubtedly, very much recommended for a try even if you have had...More

Thank besp0ken
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I thought that some of the baos were very good but the price per bao were very over priced and not worth the money.

Thank Yasmin P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been meaning to visit Bao for quite a long time but hearing about the enormous queues put us off as we were not sure if it was worth it. We finally braved the queues last week and we were rewarded with the most...More

Thank Elseville
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here before seeing a play and needed a quick bite to eat for dinner. The wait wasn't too long and the food came out FAST! We ordered a few types of bao and were blown away by how great it was! The classic...More

Thank Cassie F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very fun and modern idea of light-eating, interesting street foods like experience. Service also very friendly and good. Good location in the heart of all the theatres in central London. HIghly recommended for a light evening meal and a drink or two before or after...More

Thank simonlkcheung
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for lunch, it was a about 10 min waiting but it was worth waiting. The bao’s we had was the classic pork and the fried chicken bao. Very good. We also had the fried chicken xiao chi. Everything was very good, greate...More

Thank Tor B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ad hoc last minute drop in at 10pm avoided the long throngs of peeps. Good way to try and get a half hour munch of little Baoey goodness. Loving the Korean fried chicken and pickles to die for!!!! A must for any foodie visiting Soho...More

Thank Hugo P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although the two staters were fine, there was a long wait for the mains to arrive. My son's main arrived ten minutes before mine, and after complaining about this to a waiter my food was served to me cold! In addition I found three guinea...More

Thank philipmcg0ldrick
The go-to district for a good time in London, Soho
hosts a wealth of world-class theatres and a
compelling lineup of cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars,
and clubs. At Soho's core is London's original Red
Light District and the epicenter of the LGBT scene –
and thus the city's hottest nightlife. For shopping
enthusiasts, Soho is not only the home of London's
greatest concentration of boutique shops, but also the
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13 February 2017|
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Response from Rachael K | Reviewed this property |
It is very busy and you can't book. The restaurant opens at 5:30 but you can queue at the sign they put out across the street from 5pm. The service is quick and so you don't have to wait long but the venue is rather small... More
Stuart A
12 December 2016|
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Response from mingalabaHoiAn | Reviewed this property |
Best to contact them directly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 Lexington Street, London W1F 9AS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
  • Neighbourhood: Soho
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