This new-wave New York-style ramen joint – a stripped-back space pumping out ear-bending rock ’n’ roll – brings the broth: its ultra-rich signature stock, made from 20-hour simmered pork bones and given extra complexity via sweet miso and sesame paste, takes some beating (and some eating, once go-for-broke toppings such as pork belly, soft shell crab, chilli, kale and black sesame are factored into the mix). Snacks, steamed buns and Japanese versions of poké are also well worth your attention. Strictly no dieters. Branches in Bermondsey, Old Street, Victoria, Bond Street, Putney and Richmond.
Think Japanese food, think sushi and ramen, right? Well, yes, there’s certainly no shortage of places in London where you can eat excellent raw fish and rich noodle soup, but Japanese cuisine has so much more to offer.
On our list of London’s best Japanese restaurants, high-end spots specialising in wagyu beef sit alongside hip joints serving Eastern-style down-and-dirty dude food. And fusion dishes include Koya's bacon and egg suspended in udon-filled broth and Uni’s sea urchin ceviche. Stick to the classics or be adventurous: the choice is yours.
Still hungry? Here are London’s best ramen restaurants.