Soho, Fitztrovia, Covent Garden

Tonkotsu

Tonkotsu

The owners of Tsuru sushi have opened the doors on their new ramen bar in Soho. There will be three ramen dishes on offer: London Ramen, Tonkotsu Ramen and Tokyo Spicy which has shredded pork and their home-made chilli oil. In addition to the ramen, there'll also be fresh, hand-made gyoza (dumplings) and a crab cream korokke (Japanese croquettes).

Critic reviews - total score 7.5 out of 10

Critics' score: 7.5 Giles Coren Times
Reviewed on February 16, 2013
"This is the best of what London is doing these days at the bottom end: single issue, pared-down, inexpensive specials, with good music, cute girls and a fast turnaround." READ REVIEW

 
Critics' score: 8 Jay Rayner Observer Estimated score
Reviewed by November 25, 2012
"And then the deep, luscious Tonkotsu ramen arrived filled with silky noodles, slices of soft pork belly, half a seasoned soft-boiled egg and with a slick of black garlic oil across the top. It is what greed is for. It is a bowl full of maternal instincts. It is the way to make a bad day good. This is what delayed gratification is for." READ REVIEW

 
Critics' score: 6 Liz Hoggard Evening Standard
Reviewed on August 29, 2012
"As the veggie, I opt for miso and shimeji mushroom ramen with bean sprouts, bamboo and a perfectly cooked floating egg. A big soup of different depths and flavours, it has top notes and base notes just like perfume." READ REVIEW

 
Critics' score: 8 Marina O'Loughlin Metro
Reviewed on August 25, 2012
"For hours afterwards, I can taste the haunting flavours of the eponymous pork bone stock, boiled for 18 hours until the fats and collagen leach out and turn it milky, so rich it sticks your lips together." READ REVIEW

 
Critics' score: 8 Rashmi Narayan Time Out
Reviewed on July 02, 2012
"It's not in the same league as udon (thick wheat flour noodle) specialist Koya in the neighbouring street, but it's a must-visit for ramen fans." READ REVIEW

 

Restaurant details

Address: 63 Dean Street, London W1D 4QG

Cuisine: Japanese

Nearest station: Tottenham Court Road

Opening times: Monday - Friday 12-3pm, 5-10.30pm
Saturday 12-10.30pm
Sunday 12-10pm

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