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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Aroma

118 Shaftesbury Ave. Send to Phone
020-7437 0370
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Lunch & Dinner Mon.-Sat. noon-11:30 p.m., Sun. noon-10:30 p.m.
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  • Dress code: Casual
  • Reservations suggested

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Aroma Restaurant Review

: In many ways one is overburdened with choice of Chinese restaurants around Gerrard Street, but the quality of these establishments is variable, and price is not necessarily an indication. The original Aroma Restaurant is one of the better restaurants on Gerrard Street but the younger branch around the corner in Shaftesbury Avenue is rather the better of the two. The normal collection of set menus is available, but as ever they offer good value but hold little interest. Go deeper into the menu and you’ll find proper preparation and careful cooking. All the usual suspects are there: baked lobster with ginger and spring onion, platters of starters, crispy beef in garlic sauce, but there’s also an astonishing range of dishes not usually offered to the general public. Here they are prepared to make you a real shark’s fin soup, pig crackling with turnips and chives or baked quails with spicy salt and pepper. Service is professional and friendly, something almost unknown in Chinatown, and the restaurant is clean, comfortable and reasonably elegant, which is equally unusual. Set meals £13.50-£22.

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