Yamagoya Soho - ramen with egg
The Facts
NAME: Yamagoya
IT'S: A ramen restaurant in Soho

15-12-2018

OPENED: December 15th, 2018
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Masatoshi Ogata
DID YOU KNOW: The raindrop cake is served with a sticky sweet molasses syrup (Kuromitsu) and roasted soybean flour, for dipping.
LOCATION: Soho
ADDRESS: 64 Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D 6LU
CLOSEST TUBE: Leicester Square
OPENING TIMES: Monday-Friday: 11:30am-10:30pm; Saturday 12:00pm-10:30pm; Sunday 12:00pm-10:00pm
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: Email: [email protected]
FACEBOOK: Visit Facebook
TWITTER: Visit Twitter
INSTAGRAM: Visit Instagram
RESERVATIONS: No

Yamagoya Soho

OPENED 99 DAYS AGO

Ramen restaurant Yamagoya finds a new home in Soho.

The Japan-born ramen chain first hit London with a pop-up in Chinatown, followed by a permanent spot on The Cut, before moving to this prime location just off Wardour Street.

Yamagoya Soho-ramen

The Spot:

Just as small, Yamagoya in Soho takes inspiration from Tokyo’s ramen-ya shops, so expect a no-thrills spot with a few stools perched up at the window or kitchen counter. The kitchen, is obviously where the real magic happens, bringing you Yamagoya’s celebrated dishes alongside a line-up of new additions.

The Food:

Rule number one, you can’t simply come here without ordering their signature Yamagoya ramen, a bowl of handmade noodles swimming in a rich tonkutsu (pork bone) broth, which is then topped with Japanese chashu pork belly, marinated bamboo shoot, Kikurage mushroom and nori.

On your second visit, explore newcomers such a roast beef ramen (made with rare locally sourced roast beef and leek), or the vegan-friendly curry rice with fried vegetables and pickled greens. Rule number two (and the rule to live a happier life), always order dessert. Yamagoya is known for the raindrop cake, a crystal-clear sweet that melts once it hits your mouth, losing its remarkable, inflatable raindrop-shaped appearance.

Yamagoya Soho - Raindrop Cake

The Drinks:

Yamagoya serves an interesting selection of drinks, including Asahi and Singha beer, Shochikubai sake (infused with macadamia, chai and vanilla), and sparkling water spiked with yuzu. There’s also freshly made matcha, and bottles of milky Calico (a firm favourite in Japan).

The Damage:

Ramen bowls are priced at £9; other dishes range between £2 and £7.5.

In a Nutshell:

Owner Masatoshi Ogata has been perfecting his recipes for years (50, to be precise), so if you’ve never been, give your taste buds a treat.

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Featured image: Yamagoya Soho

The Facts
NAME: Yamagoya
IT'S: A ramen restaurant in Soho

15-12-2018

OPENED: December 15th, 2018
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Masatoshi Ogata
DID YOU KNOW: The raindrop cake is served with a sticky sweet molasses syrup (Kuromitsu) and roasted soybean flour, for dipping.
LOCATION: Soho
ADDRESS: 64 Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D 6LU
CLOSEST TUBE: Leicester Square
OPENING TIMES: Monday-Friday: 11:30am-10:30pm; Saturday 12:00pm-10:30pm; Sunday 12:00pm-10:00pm
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: Email: [email protected]
FACEBOOK: Visit Facebook
TWITTER: Visit Twitter
INSTAGRAM: Visit Instagram
RESERVATIONS: No

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