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Part of an expanding West End offering, Shoryu’s Kingly Court branch provides fuss-free Japanese cuisine for the Carnaby Street throngs. Communal benches, shelf-lined walls and a more intimate rear enclave set the scene in this lively eatery, which also comes suitably decorated with Japanese art. The speciality is tonkotsu ramen, a generous pork broth in an array of incarnations given theatrical monikers ranging from ‘fire and ice’ tsukemen (cold ramen with warm wasabi sauce) to the much-lauded Dracula tonkotsu. We found the latter bland and unworthy of the hype, but the popular ‘karaka tantan’ version delivers, with chiu-chow chilli oil spicing up fried minced pork. Steamed hirata buns are a moreish side, and the kitchen also turns out a selection of sashimi, gyoza and yakitori skewers. To drink, investigate the fascinating list of sakés, shochu and Japanese whiskeys.
Sometimes only noodles will do, even a cheap packet of instant noodles for me can satisfy an urge that I guess must be down to a comfort thing. As I sat staring at the menu in bewilderment in Shoryu Ramen‘s new outpost, I realised there’s a lot more to this noodle lark – the menu is a minefield. Shoryu is for serious eaters, there’s even a bulb of garlic and crusher provided on the table. This branch, the fourth in the empire is in Kingly Court just off Carnaby Street, which has become a real food hub with restaurants such as Whyte & Brown and the Rum Kitchen. Kingly Court used to be an old haunt of mine, back in...
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My second visit to Shoryu Ramen was at the brand new Kingly Court branch in Soho/Carnaby Street. We arrived at 1pm on the opening day and had about a five minute wait before being seated. As soon as we sat down we ordered drinks and were given the menu’s – excellent for a lunch time 1 hr food slot!Enjoying my Piri-piri so much last time I didn’t want to order any other… ok… I lied, I’d totally forgotten this is the one that I had previously write up HERE so I won't go into detail. I just fancied a good chilli kick and this took my fancy (yet again).Due to both of us being hungry and me wanting something...
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Shoryu recently opened its fourth branch, just off Carnaby Street, within the food and retail complex of Kingly Court. If you don’t mind queuing, then what’s inside might just be worth the wait.Executive Chef Kanji Furukawa and Director Tak Tokumine’s home town of Fukuoka is the inspiration for the décor – it’s bright with an open kitchen to spy on the chefs. It’s a place designed to eat quick and go...
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