Sun: 12:00 - 22:30
Mon: 12:00 - 23:00
Tues: 12:00 - 23:00
Wed: 12:00 - 23:00
Thurs: 12:00 - 23:00
Fri: 12:00 - 23:00
Sat: 12:00 - 23:00
Nearest StationOxford Circus
020 7287 7575
Back in 2002 Andre Blais had a dream – to bring the taste, the style, the soul of his beloved Kansas City barbecue to the UK! Years later, the Bodean’s family of diner-delis goes from strength to strength – the results of a tireless team effort dedicated to delivering Authentic American BBQ.Today, the Bodean’s BBQ team are always out and about making sure that the slow-smoked BBQ, secret rubs and sauce recipes are up to scratch, and the BBQ obsession and attention as seen in KC are kept alive.
Bodeans does the job. A pretty varied menu with a number of options across the BBQ spectrum. Big portions are an upside but make sure you've got a big glass of water (or beer) as the ribs and meat can be pretty dry. Good fun for a group of mates to catch up and have a laugh but if you're a serious BBQ connoisseur I'd suggest elsewhere.
Excellent food as always, with rapid service. I sat in the upstairs "quick visit" area as the downstairs restaurant was full. We were able to sit and finish our meal without feeling rushed despite the number of people in the place.
We came here for a friend's leaving dinner and I heard the food here was supposed to be superb. For a BBQ joint, I was quite disappointed by the quality of the meat and they way it was cooked.
My friend who's been a few times only gets the pulled pork because she said the ribs were too dry. My boyfriend and I got the BBQ sharing platter so we could try all the meats. My friend was completely right, the ribs were way too dry and burned in a bad way, and the chicken was okay. The only good option was the pulled pork.
If it wasn't for my friend's 10% off card, I would have found Bodean's to be overpriced, when the only decent thing on the menu is pulled pork. They really need to improve their ribs!
If you're after something uncomplicated, filling and not too hard on the wallet, you could do a lot worse than Bodean's.
The Soho Special was great - I'm writing this a fortnight later and literally salivating thinking about it. Chunks of brisket and pulled pork together in a bun with excellent fries and coleslaw 👌
So you probably already heard about this place in some guide.... and yes... all the claims are true. This place is NUTS. The pulled pork is out of this world and their home made sauces kill it straight up. The place in SOHO also airs NFL games that are on FOX/Sky. The bar on the ground floor is perfectly fine for eating and hanging out and the wait for the downstairs restaurant (1-2 hours) is not worth it. just get your grub on upstairs.