Bone Daddies

Restaurants , Japanese Soho
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Bone Daddies (Michael Franke)
Michael Franke
Bone Daddies
Bone Daddies
Bone Daddies

Cock scratchings are not the first thing you expect to see on a ramen bar’s menu. But Bone Daddies is not your average noodle joint. Instead, it’s a New York-inspired, butched-up ramen-ya with gutsy noodle soup dishes that don’t skimp on flavour. As you open the door you’re met with a barrage of belting rock guitar, walls covered in images of quiffed and tattooed Japanese rockabillies, and a room full of diners seated on high stools soaking it all up. So, perhaps not somewhere to bring your mum, or a date for that matter – unless you don’t mind shouting at each other. The cock scratchings turned out to be crunchy crumbled chicken skin, mixed with a little shichimi seasoning and sprinkled on to a chicken bone and soy-based ramen dish (T22) for added crunch. Other choices include one of the richest bowls of tonkotsu ramen you’ll find in London: the broth made from 20-hour simmered pork bones; sweet miso and butter ramen; and sesame sauce and peanut-laced tantanmen noodles slicked with chilli oil. There are no low-fat options here. A long list of Japanese drinks provides the accompaniment, including saké, shochu and whiskey. Service is swift and appropriately informal.


Venue name: Bone Daddies
Address: 30-31 Peter Street
Opening hours: noon-3pm, 5.30-10pm Mon; noon-3pm, 5.30-11.30pm Tues, Wed; noon-11.30pm Thu; noon-midnight Fri-Sat; noon-9pm Sun.
Transport: Tube: Piccadilly Circus tube
Price: Main courses £9-£13. Meal for two with drinks and service: around £60
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