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

09-10-2017

OPENED: October 09th, 2017
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Masatoshi Ogata
DID YOU KNOW: The original Yamagoya in Fukuoka, Japan, was founded in 1969
LOCATION: The Cut
ADDRESS: 49 The Cut, SE1 8LF
Travel To: Southwark or Waterloo
OPENING TIMES: Monday–Sunday 11.30am–10.30pm
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Yamagoya

OPENED 70 DAYS AGO

Yamagoya is a specialist ramen joint joining other new restaurants in south London‘s Southwark with its first permanent spot on The Cut.

This is the first London site for the company, who opened their first restaurant in Japan in 1969.

The Spot:

Yamagoya has been in residence above hotpot restaurant Shuang Shuang for the past few months, testing their ramen recipe on Londoners.

The noodle soup forms the core of the menu. Their signature Yamagoya version is made with a tonkotsu (pork bone) broth, Chashu pork belly slices, Kikurake mushroom, bamboo shoot, nori seaweed and a marinated Burford Brown egg.

There’s also an interesting variation on a tonkotsu broth: the Yuzukara ramen, which is topped with yuzu zest and chopped green chilli, turning the broth green.

Fans of spice should order the Tobanjan, which is, apparently, known in Japan as ‘the fire of food’.

A selection of cold ramen are also available, along with extra toppings to customise any bowl of ramen ordered, including chicken, kimchi and pickled mustard greens.

To nibble on there’s cold dressed tofu, chicken karaage, sushi bowls and Japanese sandwiches, with fillings including chicken katsu or chicken chashu (chicken which has been rolled and sliced).

We predict that one of their desserts — the ‘raindrop’ cake — will be all over Instagram.  It’s inspired by the cult Japanese dish, mizu shingen mochi and is completely clear, set into the shape of a raindrop, and dissolving instantly in the mouth.

The Drinks:

There’s a selection of interesting Japanese non-alcoholic drinks to choose from, including Pokka melon tea, iced green tea and sparkling yuzu juice. Wines, beers and sake are also available (for guests eating in only).

The Damage:

Snacks range from £1.75–£5, while a bowl of ramen is £9–9.90.

In a Nutshell:

Yeah, there’s a fair bit of ramen about in London already, but we welcome fresh talent, particularly as founder Masatoshi Ogata spent years perfecting his recipe in Japan, even searching through the bins of rival restaurants to discover their ingredients.

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

09-10-2017

OPENED: October 09th, 2017
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Masatoshi Ogata
DID YOU KNOW: The original Yamagoya in Fukuoka, Japan, was founded in 1969
LOCATION: The Cut
ADDRESS: 49 The Cut, SE1 8LF
Travel To: Southwark or Waterloo
OPENING TIMES: Monday–Sunday 11.30am–10.30pm
WEBSITE: Visit Site
FACEBOOK: Visit Facebook
TWITTER: Visit Twitter
INSTAGRAM: Visit Instagram