Among London ramen shops, Kanada-ya stands tall. Coming straight from Fukuoka, Japan, their creamy tonkotsu ramen is a big hit with Londoners.
Punchy Tonkotsu Ramen
Kanada-ya’s flagship shop is smack in the middle of tonkotsu country – Fukuoka, Japan. So you know they’re not messing around in London.
Chashumen (Floral pork pattern): £13
Their thick, rich broth calls to mind Kurume style tonkotsu. But it doesn’t have that pork pungency. The broth is well-balanced and velvety in taste.
The chashu pork toppings are a bit sweeter than what I personally like. But they certainly get the job done.
Chicken Bone Ramen with Truffle Oil, Paste: £14
Garlic Powered Abura Soba
The abura soba (soupless ramen) has a salty sesame and shoyu base. It’s also powered by plenty of garlic. Much like in Japan, you’ve a chili oil condiment too.
Abura Soba: £9
The crunchy negi, seaweed strips and benishouga ginger contrast with the gooey (onsen) egg and slices of seared pork.
Thicker and softer noodles
Kanada-ya has 3 locations: Covent Garden, Piccadilly and Angel areas. At Covent Garden, the interior is warmly minimalist but also a bit chic.
It’s a great time to jump in right before lunch ends.
In summary, visit Kanada-ya for top London ramen. Their authentic and creamy tonkotsu ramen is the real deal.
St Giles Location
Covent Garden (St Giles) Shop Hours: Mon-Sat: 12:00 ~ 15:00 / 17:00 ~ 22:30 // Sun: 12:00 ~ 20:30
Piccadilly (Panton Street) Shop Hours: Mon-Sat: 12:00 ~ 15:00 / 17:00 ~ 22:30 // Sun: 12:00 ~ 20:30
Angel Shop Hours: Mon-Sat: 12:00 ~ 15:00 / 17:00 ~ 22:30 // Sun: 12:00 ~ 20:30