Ippudo Canary Wharf
This Canary Wharf ramen joint is the second London branch of the popular Japanese chain specialising in the noodle soup dish. It's a follow-up to the Ippudo on Central Saint Giles Piazza, and now one of more than 130 worldwide. It's not just about the ramen, though. Starters range from edamame, homemade celery pickles and chicken wings glazed with the house black pepper sauce to tofu with spring onions, anchovies and salted kelp. Hirata buns and gyoza also feature. The ramens on offer include spiny tonkotsu broths with simmered pork belly or a soft boiled egg marinated in chashu sauce, a vegetable version with a seaweed and mushroom dashi broth, and akamaru – a tonkotsu beefed up with miso paste and garlic oil.
Venue says: “Mondays to Fridays, open until 7pm: crispy gyoza and pint of Asahi for £6!”