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Shoryu Ramen Covent Garden

Restaurants, Japanese Covent Garden
3 out of 5 stars
Shoryu Ramen Covent Garden

Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars

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A sixth branch of the Japanese ramen bar.

A new branch of Shoryu will always give ramen lovers something to celebrate. Famous for its creamy tonkotsu pork stock that takes 12 hours to prime, the ramen here is so good, you can almost feel it in your bones.

Nothing’s changed at this, its Covent Garden outpost. The signature ganso tonkotsu is excellent: fulsome, thick and wonderfully meaty, the broth rich with caramelised black garlic, topped with smoky pork belly and a gooey slow-cooked egg. It’s so satisfying that you could ask for an extra bowl, split it between two and have a bargainous light lunch to the tune of £5.50 each. Don’t bother with the sides on the menu – sashimi, tempura, buns – as they’re nothing to write home about. The ramen’s the star here.

As for looks, if you’re expecting the kind of minimalist Japanese interiors that have made Shoryu a hit with both hipsters and hardcore traditionalists, prepare for slight disappointment. This one has come over a bit chain-ish, with suspiciously comfy seats and persistent Muzak. It feels like the kind of place where you could have a nice, civilised lunch with your mother-in-law. But hey, sometimes mothers-in-law need ramen too.

Shoryu Ramen Covent Garden says
Located in the heart of Covent Garden, London’s busy theatre district and a short walk from Holborn and Covent Garden stations, Shoryu Covent Garden offers both pre and post theatre dining with an excellent selection of premium spirits, cocktails and special sake to complement any meal.
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From the team behind Japan Centre, Shoryu Ramen launched in November 2012 and has been recommended in the Michelin Guide 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. Shoryu Ramen specialises in Hakata tonkotsu ramen from the Hakata district of Fukuoka city on the southern island of Kyushu, Japan. Hakata tonkotsu ramen is a style of ramen made with a thick, rich, white pork soup and thin, straight ramen noodles. Our Hakata tonkotsu ramen recipe has been specially created by our Executive Chef Kanji Furukawa who was born and raised in Hakata, to provide the UK with highly crafted, genuine tonkotsu rarely found outside Japan. Shoryu's owner Tak Tokumine is also a native of Fukuoka city and along with Kanji is dedicated to championing his hometown’s local speciality.


Address: 35 Great Queen Street
Transport: Tube: Holborn
Price: Dinner for two with drinks and service: around £50.
Opening hours: Mon - Sat 11:30 - 23:00 Sun & Bank Holidays 12:00 - 21:30
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