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£42
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The best ramen in London, IMO – the rich, porky broth is perfect”, say fans of former pro-cyclist Kazuhiro Kanada’s five noodle bars – in Angel, Piccadilly, Covent Garden, Carnaby and Ealing. “If you’re going to do one thing, do it well, and they do” – so they “deserve the frequent queues”.

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£39
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The “very rich and extremely meaty pork broth” wins plenty of admirers for what some consider “London’s top ramen”. Founded by former cycle racer Kazuhiro Kanada in Kyushu 14 years ago, the small group now has four branches in the capital – Angel, Piccadilly, Covent Garden and Carnaby – and provide “food to savour on a chilly winter day”.

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£43
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Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Truly outstanding ramen” – possibly “the finest in town” – have won a major reputation among the noodle cognoscenti for his small Japan-based chain, which has branches in Covent Garden, Piccadilly and Angel. “The tasty bowls are always more filling than they seem”, and fans put up with “so-so service and a hot, cramped venue” to secure their fix. The all-important 18-hour pork bone broth was developed to a secret recipe by former racing cyclist Kazuhiro Kanada, who opened his first noodle shop in his native Kyushu in 2009. A new branch in Ealing and a delivery-only kitchen for South London were scheduled to open in late 2021.

Summary

£39
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5
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3
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2
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The best ramen in London – such a rich, meaty broth with just the right amount of fatty unctuousness” – is served at this franchise of a Japanese-owned brand, with branches in the West End and now Angel. The “nice, slurpy noodles” are “a firm favourite, great for cold days, hangovers, comfort food”, and come with a small selection of side dishes and rice.

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Reviews of Kanada-Ya Restaurant in WC2, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Kanada-Ya restaurant.
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Best ramen in town in my opinion - proper K...
Reviewed 11 months, 8 days ago

"Best ramen in town in my opinion - proper Kyushu style with a thick, silky broth. Don't let the queue put you off!"

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