Everyone knows that shopping is hungry work, so it’s useful to know that located just a stone's throw away from Regent Street and Oxford Street is a trusted ramen restaurant where you can refuel with bowls of hot, umami rich noodles. Shoryu Ramen comes from the team behind Japan Centre (the Japanese food hall) and specialises in Tonkotsu ramen from the Hakata district of Fukouka city in Japan, which features a rich pork broth with thin ramen noodles. There are multiple Shoryu restaurants all over London, but you can find its Carnaby outpost inside the foodie haven of Kingly Court.
It’s an open and sleek space dominated largely by counter seating and bar stools around the edge of the restaurant. Light wooden surfaces and chairs are offset by charcoal grey walls and spotlights, while an open kichen allows guests to watch the chefs assemble Shoryu’s signature bowls.
Ramen sits at the helm of the food menu with the restaurant’s signature Tonkotsu featuring a rich 12-hour pork broth with bbq pork belly, a Burford Brown egg, kikurage mushrooms, spring onions, red ginger and nori seaweed. On top of this, though, discover a range of tonkotsu dishes flavoured with kimchi, piri piri and miso. There is also a selection of rice dishes and buns, from a classic chicken katsu curry to a BBQ pork bun filled with char siu pork belly, iceberg lettuce, cucumber, hirata sauce and japanaese mayonnaise.
The drinks menu includes a broad range of Japanese labels, from beer to plum wine, Japanese whisky and sake. Not to mention its very own bespoke cocktail list featuring creations like a Yuzu Mojito (strawberries, mint, lime, yuzu syrup, white rum and yuzu umeshu) and Tiki Passion (Japanese rum, coconut rum, passion fruit, almond syrup and agnostura bitters).