Shoryu Ramen – Soho slurping

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.


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Shoryu Ramen on Denman Street, Soho


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Entering Shoryu Ramen – bar area


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:

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Tori Kara-Age Men – chicken ramen noodles with egg, kelp + all sorts of gloriousness


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.


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Main restaurant area


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Window benches – feel comfortable eating on your own


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.

Restaurant info:
~ Lardbutty rating: 3.5 / 5
~ Type: Japanese
~ Address: 3 Denman Street, London
~ Postcode: W1D 7HA
~ e: shoryu.soho@japancentre.com
~ 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


RELATED LINKS

More Soho dining:

~ Andrew Edmunds
~ Bistro1 – Mediterranean/Turkish food on Frith Street
~ Cây Tre – Vietnamese restaurant on Dean Street
~ Wagamama Soho


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4 Responses

  1. […] food on Frith Street ~ Cây Tre – Vietnamese restaurant on Dean Street ~ Shoryu Ramen – Japanese noodles ~ Wagamama […]

  2. Hi Lard butty
    We are a property company situated in the West End that produce an annual restaurant guide containing restaurants that are situated in our properties.

    This year, we are using bloggers reviews as opposed to critics reviews and if possible, would like to use a review that you have written for Shoryu in Denman St

    Would you be kind enough to let me know if it is possible to use the review? Obviously we would credit you and send you a copy once printed.

    Look forward to hearing from you.

    Kind regards
    Fiona

  3. […] food on Frith Street ~ Cây Tre – Vietnamese restaurant on Dean Street ~ Shoryu Ramen – Japanese noodles ~ Silk at the Old Courthouse ~ Wagamama […]

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