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Ramen aficionados have helped this pleasingly authentic noodle joint to thrive and multiply, despite stiff competition. Looks-wise, Shoryu mixes muted colours and nondescript artwork with traditional decorations such as white bamboo lamps, feature walls incorporating roof tiles, and a gong for welcoming diners – many of them Japanese. Despite the crowds, serenity and efficiency reign here: dishes go from order pad to plate faster than a speeding bullet train. Load up on shareable snacks such as “sinfully good” hirata buns, Wagyu beef skewers or “delightfully fresh” sashimi, but don't miss the signature Dracula tonkotsu – a deep, comforting, savoury bowl of garlic-laden broth that harbours tender BBQ pork, soft noodles, crisp Asian vegetables and a soy-seasoned egg. To drink, the list of sakés (including rare and premium offerings) is a draw; alternatively, try an Asian-inflected cocktail or a cleansing tea.

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Shoryu New Oxford Street

84 New Oxford Street ,London WC1A 1HB

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Mar 2016

Editor's pick Ichiryu, New Oxford Street – despite being a largish place (about 40 people) I find it surprising that Ichiryu has a policy of not seating you until everyone has arrived. So, it was predictable that they do not take reservations too. Unless you are someone important; the table next to us was reserved for a group of nine - Japanese speaking and also seemed to have special dishes served. Was the seating policy more of a selling point? However, their main selling point was the udon; freshly made...

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  • Food & Drink: 6
  • Service: 7
  • Atmosphere: 7
  • Value: 6

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    Quiet eating :: Quiet Eating Ichiryu

    Japanese seems to be trending quite a bit in London recently.
    Ramen, yakitori, izakaya and now udon. Although do spare me the Japanese “tapas” offered at one joint… It’s just the normal izakaya (pub) food…
    So off we went to Ichiryu.
    Hakata bun with BBQ pork. You can’t see that well from the picture but the bun was smothered in mayo. I have nothing against mayo but I prefer to taste the natural taste of my food. This was an interesting fusion dish and I must commend the bun in particular for being very moist yet not soggy.
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    Vi Vian :: Ichiryu New Bond Street

    Ichiryu, New Oxford Street – despite being a largish place (about 40 people) I find it surprising that Ichiryu has a policy of not seating you until everyone has arrived. So, it was predictable that they do not take reservations too. Unless you are someone important; the table next to us was reserved for a group of nine – Japanese speaking and also seemed to have special dishes served. Was the seating policy more of a selling point?
    My company and I were normal and we chose from the menu of hot or cold udon dishes (from &7.00), additional tempura toppings (from &1.80), side dishes (from &4.00) and onigiri rice...
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    Yummy Jubbly :: Ichiryu

    We finally got to try out the newly opened Ichiryu! From the same creators as the Japan Centre and Shoryu Ramen, Ichiryu is the latest udon noodle bar to hit the London streets. We were invited to try out Ichiryu by Nee Hao and we couldn’t wait to get there!
    It’s a short 2 minute walk from Tottenham Court Road station so we found it quite easily. Throughout the restaurant there are elements of the traditional Japanese culture appearing throughout the modern feel of the restaurant.
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    Kavey Eats :: Ichiryu Kavey Eats

    Ichiryu brings fast food udon noodles to London’s increasingly diverse Japanese dining scene and it’s about time!
    In the last 5 years, ramen has spread its wings and there are now umpteen London restaurants specialising in ramen – including a few small chains – selling delicious bowls of the much-loved Japanese noodle soup.
    But udon noodles haven’t enjoyed the same rate of growth; not yet at least. Koya, particularly loved by the fooderati, has been a stalwart of course, but the main restaurant closed it’s doors last year, leaving only Koya Bar still in operation; in any case there was never any expectation...
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