Joining London exports like Dirty Bones and Cinnamon Kitchen at Oxford's Westgate shopping centre is noodle purveyor Shoryu Ramen, bringing authentic Hakata tonkotsu ramen to the city's students, tourists and locals alike. It is the group's second foray into the restaurant scene outside of the Big Smoke (the first being Manchester).
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“Super-tasty ramen soups and moreish meat-filled buns” still win praise for these “very cramped” Japanese pit stops. Fans say “they put pretenders like Wagamama to shame”, but overall ratings here are not as stratospheric as once they were.
For fans of these “crowded and cramped” Japanese, they are a “go-to, quick cheap eat with steaming bowls of ramen”; overall though, ratings were more M.O.R. this year.
“Mad popularity creates a rather hectic ambience”, at these “crowded and packed-in” Japanese pit-stops; still “you can expect quality food” – “amazing fresh noodles, broth and steamed buns”.
“Fast, furious, and packed to the rafters!” – these “basic” and “very noisy” Japanese pit stops major in “wonderful broth and noodles” and “tasty hirata buns”.