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Karaoke Box is located in Soho and is one of the only specialised karaoke bars in the area. Boasting more than 12,000 songs, there are a number of karaoke rooms at the Karaoke Box of which the largest can hold 12 guests.

Ranked #1216 of 2091 pubs & bars in London

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Opening Hours
Opening Hours
MON

12:00 - 02:00

TUE

12:00 - 02:00

WED

12:00 - 02:00

THU

12:00 - 05:00

FRI

12:00 - 05:00

SAT

12:00 - 05:00

SUN

12:00 - 23:00

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By K D.

Not great to be honest. I've had fun at the Shoreditch one before, but at the Soho one there was a technical problem where the speakers and mic kept cutting out through several songs. They came in two or three times to try & fix it but it kept breaking again so eventually they moved us to another room and added a whole 5 min to our booking. They then refused to give us a part refund on the cost of the room (£39 for 90 min) of the grounds that "it could happen to anyone" and "we're not sound engineers" and after A LOT of arguing offered to add a free 20 min to the next booking. Who knows if they actually will follow through, but there won't be another booking from me. What a poor attitude :(


By Peter A.

Arriving at Karaoke box, I was initially a tad apprehensive. A relatively small space, just above a tattoo parlour, the exterior doesn’t exactly scream class but upon entering the room itself, I was pleasantly surprised. It’s Japanese style, which means private booths, so that was perfect for a night when you really don’t want to be bothered by every Tom, Dick and Harry roaming the streets of Soho. The service was quick, and the staff was pleasant. I would definitely recommend this venue and will return at a later date. 8.5/10.


By Peter A.

Arriving at Karaoke box, I was initially a tad apprehensive. A relatively small space, just above a tattoo parlour, the exterior doesn’t exactly scream class but upon entering the room itself, I was pleasantly surprised. It’s Japanese style, which means private booths, so that was perfect for a night when you really don’t want to be bothered by every Tom, Dick and Harry roaming the streets of Soho. The service was quick, and the staff was pleasant. I would definitely recommend this venue and will return at a later date. 8.5/10.


By J S.

The venue and the food is fine for what it is. The service from the staff however is terrible. I was quoted, "£84 an hour" for a room for 12. What I apparently failed to hear is at 2am it's a minimum 2 hour slot. Why not say the total was £168 straight up then? An hour and half in we felt we had been going for too long and went out to investigate. Usually at Karaoke bars you are asked whether you want to extend after the hour. We received aggressive and rude feedback from one of the staff who decided he'd use some intimidation tactic and slam his arms on the table and raise his voice to my female friend. Appalling. The management eventually gave a reduction to 1.5hrs (we'd only be in for 1.5hours so it was hardly a favour) and I got some apology where my hearing was still the main issue. We all left fuming. Lucky Voice - just go there next time.


By Leonie J.

It’s hardly a surprise that in this part of town there are a few dirty little secrets, and for most people it seems karaoke is just that. You may find yourself bashfully walking in after a day in the office and then, suddenly (well, after several large vodkas), your inner exhibitionist is out. You’ll be into your groove in next to no time: ‘This is great’, ‘I can rap’, ‘I’m definitely better than Eminem!’

The Venue
Wandering through Soho, there’s a brilliant sense of liberalism in the air. It’s bustling with people from walks of all life and you’re spoilt for choice for places to get inebriated, which is convenient given that most of those who end up at Karaoke Box seem to have already frequented a few of the neighbouring bars in preparation.

The entrance to Karaoke Box is discreet and you could easily walk by without ever knowing it was there, perfect if you’re looking to sneak in without being spotted by the prying eyes of colleagues or friends. Once you do identify the entrance, you’re strategically welcomed by a large bar stacked high with spirits and a cocktail list. The friendly staff will take your drinks order and escort you to your room to show you around, and drinks are then rather civilly delivered. Inside each room there’s all you need to rock the night away; a multi-coloured screen, microphones, volume controls, echo sound effects (especially great for disguising those flat notes), a huge song selection and best of all, a bar bell – like a door bell, but for the bar. It’s great. Otherwise, the interiors of the rooms are plain - with leather-covered seating and minimal table surfaces, it’s more functional than funky, but it’s pleasant enough. The rooms vary in size to accommodate your party and start from £25 per hour.

The Atmosphere
Being all set up in the privacy of a booth - with the bar bell, of course - does wonders for your confidence and even the quietest mouse is certain to feel happy doing the backing vocals in next to no time. Couples spend a whole hour in a booth having a wonderful time (although it’s far from everyone’s idea of a dream date) and upstairs in the largest booth you can expect to hear office parties bellowing out cheesy classics and spy glimpses of fancy dress through the glass door panel as you walk by in search of the toilet.

Karaoke Box has an amazing array of songs – whatever your taste, they will have it. There are thousands of songs to choose from, and if you struggle making your mind up, the random selector can prove to be very amusing: Chas and Dave, anyone? For those who prefer to observe rather than be the main event, it is a little limited, since the booths aren’t huge and there’s nowhere to hide. The bar is very small and much more of a pit stop on the way to your room rather than a place to spend your evening. However, kudos to you if you can resist the temptation of joining in!

The Food
Food is available and, like the drink, it will be swiftly delivered to your booth. Pizzas are the main event and work well logistically: slice in one hand, mic in the other. Although they aren’t the cheapest, they’re probably worth the investment if you’ve over-abused the bar bell and require something to soak up the booze. Finger food and snacks are also available to nibble on in between songs, which is probably more realistic than pizza if you’re only here for an hour.

The Drink
A few cocktails will help you get tanked up to take on those tunes, but perhaps groups are best off investing in a pitcher of Long Island Ice Tea (£29). Shots of Jagermeister (£4.50) are also available for the brave, but the more refined karaoke kings and queens can opt for premium shochu (£7) or sake (£14.50) instead.

The Last Word
Here, discreetly nestled on Frith Street, Karaoke Box is ready to welcome your inner exhibitionist – leave your shy side at the bar. It goes without saying that the bar staff see greater transformations than Gok Wan; in comes the office worker who’d rather go ten rounds with Mike Tyson than sing publicly, yet an hour later and two cocktail jugs down, out bursts the vocal goddess hot on the heels of Beyoncé and hungry for her crown.

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