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A larger sibling of Shoryu Ramen on Regent Street, this noodle joint is as authentic as they come, with white bamboo lamps in the window, a gong for welcoming guests and a generous smattering of
Japanese customers. The dining room, with its muted colours, geometric artwork and communal tables, has an animated yet serene ambience, while warm staff whisk dishes from the open kitchen in true
fast-food style. The main event is well-priced bowls of soupy ramen, all brimming with flavour (try the Dracula tonkotsu, a milky, garlicky broth filled with noodles, tender barbecued pork and
Asian vegetables), but it’s worth adding perky sides such as pillowy hirata buns filled with tempura prawns if you’re feeling really peckish. The drinks list offers eastern-style cocktails and
myriad refreshing teas, plus rare and premium sakés.
So it’s been about a month since I visited Shoryu Soho ramen bar. But that doesn’t mean I’ve forgotten how much fun I had dining there. Besides, judging from the queue out-the-door I observed when I passed by the Soho outlet last night, I guess the restaurant hasn’t been in need of any positive press. Nevertheless, here’s mine up-thumbed input about the place.There were a number of dishes available at Japan Centre’s Shoryu Soho that seemed to be placed on the menu especially for me and my greedy palate...
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We visited Shoryu Soho back in May 2013 when it was just a small popup restaurant. Back then we had to wear jackets as it was still pretty cold in London so a bowl of ramen was the best thing to order. Fast forward a few months and Shoryu Soho finally opens as a proper restaurant. It is double the size of the original popup restaurant, this is necessary as it is fitting to feed the masses that queue up for it. Now with the hot summer weather in London, we ask is “a bowl of ramen still the best thing to order”?...
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