Shoryu Ramen (Regent St)

9 Regent Street, Piccadilly Circus, London, SW1Y 4LR - View on a map

Shoryu Ramen (Regent St) Restaurant In London
Overall 3.5
Food 4.0
Service 4.0
Atmosphere 4.0
Value 2.0
Based on 1 reviews

what the critics say


Marina O'Loughlin

Friday, December 21, 2012 - They use Hakata-style hosamen noodles: thin, pale and straight, with nice springiness and bite. But the chashu pork in the tonkotsu has a greyish, cheap roast dinner quality, and the soup lacks body, its glutinous pigginess leavened with chicken stock. There's a forest of beansprouts to negotiate before you get to the good stuff: papery nori that faints into the broth; wood ear mushrooms; strips of red ginger. The piri piri version has a cough-making belt of chilli. Gyoza are good: thin skin, juicy, porky filling.


TimeOut - 4/5

Monday, November 26, 2012 - Run by the same people as the Japan Centre across the road, Shoryu is an authentically Japanese experience...The basic Hakata ramen we tried had a rich, milky pork-and-chicken-bone broth with plenty of pale egg-yolk-yellow, own-made noodles crowned with slices of unremarkable barbecued pork, crunchy cloud ear mushrooms and slivers of bright red pickled ginger.

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Went on Saturday night and it was half empty which was a bad sign.

Had the signature ramen. Tasty soup and noddles was nice though very little meat for the price they are charging. 3 tiny pieces of pork and little else for £11.50. Service is amateurish and waitress did not know any of the dish. Will not go back.
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Overall rating 4 stars
Food 4 | Service 4 | Atmosphere 4 | Value for money 2
Sunday, September 14, 2014

simply wonderful! very nice restaurant but with few tables, so i suggest to book.the atmosphere is friendly and informal; all the staff was nice and helpfull. the food is fresh and very well prepared (lots of japanese go there for dinner, so that should means they found the food good!).

absolutely highly recommended!!
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Overall rating 9 stars
Food 10 | Service 9 | Atmosphere 9 | Value for money 9
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

My partner and I went here recently upon being recommended by a few friends (just off Piccadilly).

The decor inside is lovely, and a lot more upmarket than the usual 'cafe' style Japanese places we typically eat in. It is, however, very small. Although being seated next to strangers in not a problem we usually have, the tables are very very small, and if you're sat next to another couple, it can be quite an uncomfortable experience because of how intimate the smaller tables are.

The prices were very reasonable, although I thought the green teas were slightly overpriced given in many places this is free and/or have free re-fillable teas. The tea we had was also very bitter and had a slight burnt taste to it. It is definitely my least favourite green tea I have tried to date.

The ramen was nice - the pork here was one of the best pork dishes we have tried to date. Unlike other places, the stock was not greasy, which is often offputting. The vegetarian ramen was nice, although the tofu didn't have a lot of flavour compared to other places, and I'm not a fan of sweetcorn in my ramen. As a side note - this seems to be a new thing over the past year where sweetcorn is being added to ramen dishes left right and centre! I don't know if this is authentic or not, but for me, it just does not work.

The gyoza was nice, nicely presented, although ithey would have been nice just ever so slightly crisper. The fillings were nice, with a hint of ginger.

Only other annoyance was the 10% 'optional' service charge which was automatically added to our bill.

What I do really like about this place, which I think a lot of other places can benefit from, is that their tuna is sustainably caught, and there are gluten free options on the menu. I think this is really important, so kudos to them for promoting this.

Overall - I'd go back again as value for money is good and the dishes are nice, but it can be quite offputting how small it is, which I don't think makes it a particularly relaxed atmosphere (though I guess it depends on the occassion you're after - this place maye would be better for an evening/event rather than a casual lunch).
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Overall rating 7 stars
Food 7 | Service 6 | Atmosphere 6 | Value for money 7
Sunday, May 19, 2013

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Cheese and Biscuits - 6/10

Tuesday, February 05, 2013 - On a second visit I tried the standard house Tonkotsu ("Ganso") which was not just edible but rather nice, with a soothing milky broth and generous helping of bouncy egg noodles. Perhaps the slices of rolled pork weren't quite as powerfully flavoursome as those at Tonkotsu on Dean St, and perhaps Bone Daddies has a slightly more exciting variety of styles, but this was still a good ramen.

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