Food & Drink

The 9 Best Ramen Spots in London

Published On 03/04/2015 Published On 03/04/2015
Bone Daddies
Tonkotsu Bar and Ramen
United Ramen
Ippudo
Kanada-Ya
Shoryu Ramen
Sasuke Japanese Ramen Bar
Ittenbari
Kirazu
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1. Bone Daddies Ramen Bar 31 Peter St, Soho, W1F 0AR (Soho)

Bone Daddies is a modern Japanese ramen bar with snacks like fried chicken and soft shell crab served with a stocked selection of sakes that even includes sparkling.

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2. United Ramen 105-106 Upper St, London, N1 1QN

This Angel noodle shop has taken classic ramen and thrown flavors from other cultures like American, Indian, British, Korean, etc. Get ready to stuff your face with spicy miso marinated salmon kimchi ramen (Korean), Sichuan sesame tantanmen (Chinese), BBQ pulled chicken, bacon & buttered sweetcorn ramen (USA).

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3. Ippudo 3 Central St Giles Piazza, London, WC2H 8AG (Bloomsbury)

With countless locations all around the world, Ippudo made many expats rejoice when it finally opened in London. Despite the fact it's a chain, it still delivers on quality taste and service with a large menu featuring tonkotsu ramen, veggie ramen, and more.

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4. Kanada-Ya 64 St Giles High St, London, WC2H 8LE (Bloomsbury)

This Japanese chain has a solid foothold in London, thanks to keeping things short and sweet, with only a few differences in ingredients for its tonkotsu broths. The main catch here is that it doesn't include its signature hanjuku, eggs which you would be a fool not to add on. They will rock you’re world so hard. Another cool thing here is that you can order how you like the noodles: extra firm, firm, regular, or soft.

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5. Sasuke 32 Great Windmill St, London, W1D 7LR (Soho)

This Soho ramen spot is one of the best in the city. Its soy-based shoyu ramen is departure from the richer styles and leaves you without the food coma that can happen at other places. The best part is its interactive qualities, allowing you to get seriously involved with the amount of broth you want in your mouth.

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6. Ittenbari 84 Brewer St, , London, W1F 9UB (Soho)

This place that serves ramen that doesn't rhyme with "fwagamamas": Ittenbari, freshly landed in Soho courtesy of the man behind Osaka's vaunted Ryukishin. Sporting a similar spartan-but-cozy vibe, the new joint's menu actually goes well beyond the literally-just-noodle-soup approach of both the original restaurant, and pitiably stocked dorm kitchens across the land.

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7. Kirazu 47 Rupert St, Soho, W1D 7PF (Soho)

Kirazu quietly wows its patrons, and has been doing so for awhile now. Granted its miso ramen is pretty spectacular, it’s the daily specials that keep people coming back with loose-waisted trousers and high expectations. Pork belly, sesame, extra spice -- it's all pretty tastetacular.