Review: Shoryu Ramen @ Carnaby Street

ramenshoryuWhen I was told by a friend we were visiting Shoryu Ramen I nearly did back flips at work. I love Ramen so I knew it was going to be a great night.

We decided to go to the Shoryu Ramen in Kingly Court just off of Carnaby Street. On first walking in we were automatically welcomed by some really friendly staff, it set the evening up. If you haven’t been in Shoryu Ramen it’s a delicate venue, decorated in a simplistic oriental theme with wooden benches and tables. Perfect for both a date night or to just hang out with mates.

image (15)For starters we ordered pork Gyoza, tempura prawns and some Hiratu buns one filled with halloumi cheese and the other with shredded pork. Can I say these were the best starters I have had anywhere, hands down. The Gyoza came in a sizzling pan and it was delicious, my mate actually told the waitress it’s the best Gyoza she has ever had.

For our main I had the King Tonkotsu Ramen, which was pork ramen with the biggest prawns I’ve seen ever. I asked for mine to be extra spicy as I love a bit of pepper and they were happy to indulge me. My friend opted for the Curry Chicken ramen with chunks of chicken escalope.

Sometimes I hate going out to Central London as I never leave full, however after literally 6 mouthfuls of ramen we were stuffed. After a long day at work it was the perfect comfort food. My Ramen was gorgeously made with thin vermicelli noodles in a seasoned broth, I would recommend it to every person, it was perfection. I was so intoxicated with the flavours of my ramen I didn’t get to dabble in my friends. But she was making yummy sounds so I could tell she loved it. When you eat in silence it’s always a good sign.

image (13)I would recommend trying the desserts! They have some traditional Japanese desserts on the menu. We were so stuffed we couldn’t really enjoy them. But for those who love unique flavours and something different we would recommend closing your eyes and choosing any of them.

If you haven’t been to Shoryu Ramen then you need to get down there. There are six venues across London, to find the closet one to you check out their website and here is an example of the Carnaby Street menu.


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