Bringing some street cred to Victoria's new residential and restaurant development, Nova, is Ross Shonhan (the daddy of Bone Daddies). He plans to open a ramen bar serving noodles, filled buns and a take on Osaka-style Okonomiyaki. It sounds like it could be Shonhan’s largest venue to date with two floors and outside space.
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“Power-packed flavours” (“you’ll never be able to touch Wagamama noodles again!”) inspire drooling reviews for these “very hip Japanese-Western hybrids” in Soho, in High Street Ken’s Whole Foods, and now also in Shoreditch and Victoria. “Service is by staff who are laid-back, but still know their stuff”.
“Go early to avoid the crazy queues, and being rammed next to loads of self-adoring 20-somethings”, if you grab a bite at this “rock ’n’ roll ramen house” in Soho, which doesn’t only offer “silky, rich noodle dishes”, but lots of other “enormously tasty” snacks. (Top Menu Tips include the “incredible miso aubergine” and “ever-so nice green tea ice cream”.) It has an OK spin off over Kensington’s Whole Foods too, and – coming soon – a branch in its spiritual home – Shoreditch (and see also Shackfuyu).