London's best restaurants for noodle-lovers

Who can resist oodles of noodles?

They're velvety, they're squiggly and they're definitely not first-date-fodder.

However give us a pair of chopsticks, a roped-off eating area and a bib and you'll see us do some serious damage to a bowl of those silken badboys.

Is it because sauce clings on to them so well? ...is it because of their texture? ... or is it because you can noisily slurp away at them without fear of recrimination from fellow diners?

Frankly, who cares? They're blummin' lovely.

So if you're in the mood for oodles of noodles take a look at our list of the best...

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Tonkotsu
Japanese
63 Dean Street W1D 4QG
Leicester Square 0.21 miles
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Named after the pork bone broth their silky ramen is served in, Tonkotsu put a huge amount of effort in to their dishes - some of the stocks are simmered for 24 hours to get the maximum flavour. The Soho site proved so popular there is now a second branch in Dalston.

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Noodle Street
Chinese
15-17 Pennyfields E14 8HP
Westferry 0.11 miles
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This crowd-pleasing Pan-Asian is a hit with Canary Wharf office workers. There are noodle soups, salads and stir-fires, and Japanese udon is on the menu too.

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Shoryu Ramen
Japanese
9 Lower Regent Street SW1Y 4LR
Piccadilly Circus 0.08 miles
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Shoryu Ramen have taken full advantage of London’s love affair with ramen by expanding rapidly, but they wouldn’t have managed it without their quality cooking. They like to mix things up a bit here with dishes like Dracula Tonkotsu which has caramelised black garlic or the spicy PiriPiri dish.

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Viet Pho
Vietnamese
34 Greek Street W1D 5DJ
Leicester Square 0.14 miles
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There is a mixture of Thai and Vietnamese dishes at this bargain eatery in Soho. Unsurprisingly queues aren’t unusual as this is one of the cheapest restaurants in the area.

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Pho
Vietnamese
163-165 Wardour Street W1F 8WN
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There is a mixture of Thai and Vietnamese dishes at this bargain eatery in Soho. Unsurprisingly queues aren’t unusual as this is one of the cheapest restaurants in the area.

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Song Que Cafe
Vietnamese
134 Kingsland Road E2 8DY
Hoxton 0.05 miles
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Out of all the Vietnamese restaurants on Kingsland Road, Song Que stands out as the best. Pho is cooked in rich broths and dishes are cheap, making this one of East London’s top eateries in terms of value for money.

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Stick & Bowl
Chinese
31 Kensington High Street W8 5NP
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This no-frills Cantonese noodle house has a very loyal crowd of followers. Popular dishes include Singapore fried noodles and the filling Stick & Bowl noodle soup, with chicken, pork, seafood and vegetables. If you don’t feel like sitting at one of the communal tables you can get food to go instead.

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Ittenbari
Japanese
84 Brewer Street W1F 9UB
Piccadilly Circus 0.15 miles
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Ramen dishes are filling if simple here, as toppings are kept to a minimum, usually meat, half an egg and some vegetables. It’s cheap and ideal for a speedy meal.

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Bone Daddies
Japanese
31 Peter Street W1F 0AR
Piccadilly Circus 0.21 miles
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At Bone Daddies ramen is served in bowls of rich broth with meat that’s been stewed for many hours, rendering it tender and delicious. A selection of shochu and a rock and roll soundtrack complete the experience.

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