Shoryu Ramen is part of the growing Japan Centre empire, “serving authentic Hakata tonkotsu ramen with a passion” no less.
S and I met at the Denman Street branch for lunch today. It was cold and raining so a bowl of hot ramen noodles seemed like hearty nourishment, befitting the weather. Just the ticket.
There's a variety of tonkotsu ramen (rich pork broth) - the house speciality - most of which are served with nitamago egg, kikurage mushrooms, beansprouts, spring onion, sesame, ginger, nori + mayu (caramelised black garlic oil).
S and I both homed in on a chicken and mushroom ramen dish, Tori Kara-Age Men, containing medium chumen noodles, shiitake mushrooms, konbu (edible kelp), soy broth with gluten free aka miso, fried chicken (in crumbs), nitamago (egg), kikurage (edible Chinese black fungus), nori (seaweed), fish-cake (crabstick?) and spring onion @ £10.90, and shared a portion of edamame with hakata yuzu and british sea salt @ £3.50.
It's fair to say this bowl is full:
This was a really good bowl of ramen, packed with lots of different items and flavours, and had all the pleasure and excitement of an endless lucky-dip.
You can't book ahead but we didn't have a problem getting seated on a Friday lunchtime, although the restaurant was busy. Service was prompt and polite, and it was good value (@ £16 each, including a 10% tip). I'll be coming back here.
~ Lardbutty rating: 3.5 / 5
~ Type: Japanese
~ Address: 3 Denman Street, London
~ Postcode: W1D 7HA
~ e: firstname.lastname@example.org
~ Nearest station: Piccadilly
~ Website + menus: Shoryu Ramen website
~ Photos on flickr: images of Shoryu Ramen food
~ facebook page: Shoryu Ramen facebook page
~ Location: Shoryu Ramen Denman Street map
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