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...




Tonkotsu
63 Dean Street W1D 4QG
Region: Soho
Nearest Station: Tottenham Court Road (0.2 miles)

AIL Says: 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.

  • JAPANESE
  • OUR REVIEW 8/10
  • USERS 10/10
Noodle Street
15-17 Pennyfields E14 8HP
Region: Docklands
Nearest Station: West India Quay (0.1 miles)

AIL Says: 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.

  • CHINESE
  • ORDER
  • OUR REVIEW 7/10
  • USERS 7/10
Shoryu Ramen
9 Lower Regent Street SW1Y 4LR
Region: St. James's
Nearest Station: Piccadilly Circus

AIL Says: 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.

  • JAPANESE
  • OUR REVIEW 8/10
Viet Pho
34 Greek Street W1D 5DJ
Region: London Chinatown
Nearest Station: Leicester Square (0.1 miles)

AIL Says: 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.

  • VIETNAMESE
Pho
163-165 Wardour Street W1F 8WN
Region: Soho
Nearest Station: Tottenham Court Road (0.2 miles)

AIL Says: 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.

  • VIETNAMESE
Song Que Cafe
134 Kingsland Road E2 8DY
Region: Bethnal Green
Nearest Station: Hoxton (0.2 miles)

AIL Says: 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.

  • VIETNAMESE
  • OUR REVIEW 8/10
  • USERS 7/10
Stick & Bowl
31 Kensington High Street W8 5NP
Region: Kensington
Nearest Station: High Street Kensington (0.2 miles)

AIL Says: 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.

  • CHINESE
  • USERS 10/10
Ittenbari
84 Brewer Street W1F 9UB
Region: Soho
Nearest Station: Piccadilly Circus (0.1 miles)

AIL Says: 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.

  • JAPANESE
Bone Daddies
31 Peter Street W1F 0AR
Region: Soho
Nearest Station: Tottenham Court Road (0.2 miles)

AIL Says: 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.

  • JAPANESE
  • OUR REVIEW 8/10
  • USERS 8/10


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