The entrance to Tang on Great Russell Street is so discreet, you'd be forgiven for walking past and overlooking it entirely. There are no windows to give away what lies behind the wooden door either.
Once inside, there's an overwhelming charm about the place. It's simple but stylish; the attention is in the small details. Tables overlook the kitchen, above which hangs photographs of dishes on offer. The menu is limited, quality over quantity certainly applies.
We decided on two of the five starters on offer and within minutes, we were tucking in to freshly fried, gluten-free chicken and tofu. The batter on the chicken was light and crispy and the sauce that accompanied packed a very spicy punch.
For mains, I went for the chicken ramen and Cal went for the beef. Two beers down and an absolute light-weight, his only reaction to his dish was, "I just don't understand how they make it so tasty." To which I laughed out loud, covering myself in ramen. The ramen was equally as 'tasty' too. The broth was piping hot and came with a generous amount of chicken and vegetables, rather than the dish being overpowered by noodles.
To finish, and fit to burst, we settled on a scoop of sorbet that added a light and sweet touch to the meal.
All in all, Tang is a tucked away gem that offers a fast and peaceful sanctuary from the bustle of Tottenham Court Road outside it. lot less fussy than Bone Daddies, and a fresher offering than your standard Wagamama's. Win.
Tang can be found at 111 Great Russell Street, WC1B 3NQ. Main dishes cost between £6.50 - £10.