The Shoryu Ramen restaurant group will open their ninth London site in Shoreditch at the end of next month. Located on Great Eastern Street the restaurant will offer their signature Hakata tonkotsu ramen (pork broth from Hakata in Fukuoka city on the southern island of Kyushu), house buns, cocktails and Gekkeikan Royal Warrant sake.
The 40-cover restaurant, which Eater London saw today under construction, will be designed by Blenheim Design and feature counter bars, high tables and “a theatrical ramen bar where guests can see the chefs preparing the ramen.”
The branch launched in 2012 by Japan Centre’s CEO, Tak Tokumine. As well as the soon-to-be nine location portfolio in London, Shoryu Ramen recently opened in Manchester, they have a ramen bar in Fukuoka, Japan and later this year will launch in Oxford in October this year.
Tokumine said in a statement: “This is a really exciting new opening for us in an area that has long been a key part of the vibrant and exciting London food scene. This new site will feature an impressive theatre style ramen cooking bar that will really get our Shoreditch customers hungry and will be the perfect pit stop for late night noodles.”
Executive chef, Kanji Furukawa, who allegedly goes by the moniker ‘Ramen Boss’ has been working with Tokumine since Shoryu’s inception. The chef often travels to Hakata “to keep up with the latest trends and techniques” in Japanese cuisine.
As well as ramen, the Shoryu Shoredtich menu will include other Japanese dishes such as ‘Shoryu Buns’ — hirata-style steamed buns handmade daily with five fillings, including char siu barbeque pork belly, soy marinated chicken karaage and wagyu beef with shiso, daikon and shimeji.