There seems to be a ramen place in every corner of London. The Japanese noodle broth is our go-to when in need of a spot of comfort. But which ones are really worth it? And which are just hopping on the trend? DOSE have hand selected our top hangouts known for the best ramen in London to make your life easy next time you’re craving a bowl of Japanese goodness…
Best Ramen Places In London
With locations in Regent Street, Carnaby, Shoreditch, Liverpool Street, Soho and more. The Shoryu Hakata tonkotsu ramen recipe has been specially created by Executive Chef Kanji Furukawa who was born and raised in Hakata. However, this authentic tonkotsu is rarely found outside of Japan. And this is what makes Shoryu so special.
Next is Ippudo. They’ve always been focused on creating a new ramen culture in Japan. And now Ippudo plans to introduce Japans culture to the world. Starting with London. With locations in Goodge Street, Carnaby Street and more. It’s easy to experience this authentic ramen in London.
Next is Kanada-Ya. With locations in Covent Garden, Picadilly and Angel, Kanada-Ya won’t leave you disappointed. Founded in the small city of Yukuhashi on the southern island of Kyushu in 2009. It’s been known for serving up some of the most authentic ramen in the city since it opened in September 2014. Firstly, their pork bones are simmered for 18 hours to make their unbeatable broth. And secondly, the wheat noodles are made on site with an authentic Japanese machine to your bespoke preference. For example the Tonkotsu ramen is specifically impressive.
Next up is Ramo. If you want to try some modern Filipino inspired food, Ramo is the place for you. They were even the Champions of Timeout and Deliveroo’s Battle of the Broth back in 2018. But don’t trust us, go find out for yourself. They have locations in Kentish town and Soho.
Finally, we have Nanban. It’s is the place to go for Japanese soul food. They take inspiration and culinary cues from Brixton Market, with its incredible selection of global ingredients and fresh produce. Nanban started off as a pop-up restaurant in 2012, serving Japanese food of foreign origin. However, when they moved into their first permanent premises in Brixton in 2015. Here they began incorporating ingredients from Brixton Market into their cooking. Creating a Kyushu-Brixton fusion menu that featured flavours from the Caribbean, West Africa, Latin America, South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and more. They probably use more Scotch bonnet chillies than any other Japanese restaurant in the world.
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Is there a specific type of ramen that is popular in London?
London has a diverse food scene, so there are many types of ramen available. However, tonkotsu ramen is a popular choice among Londoners.
Are there any vegetarian or vegan ramen options in London?
Yes, many ramen places in London offer vegetarian and vegan options. You can check their menus online or call ahead to confirm.
How much does a bowl of ramen cost in London?
The cost of a bowl of ramen in London varies depending on the restaurant and location. On average, it can range from £10-£15.
Do I need to make a reservation to eat at a ramen place in London?
It is recommended to make a reservation, especially during peak hours. However, some ramen places also offer walk-in options.
Born and bred in London and an avid vegan, Demi has explored most of the hidden vegan spots in London and is on a mission to try them all. Her experience working for wellness and vegan startups has enhanced her passion for health trends and vegan food. Her time is mostly spent in vintage stores, painting or cleaning her growing sneaker collection. Her next goal is to earn her scuba diving license and hopefully explore oceans all around the world.