Showaken, Piccadilly Circus

Last month saw Showaken open its doors to London for their tasty bowls of ramen.

Across London in recent years, one of the biggest growing foodie trends would definitely have been the love and demand for tasty ramen bowls. Fortunately, London has a new ramen bar in the form of Showaken to fill that demand on Panton Street just by Piccadilly Circus.

Showaken has been launched by Japan Centre with their shop next door to the ramen bar and have a nostalgic and retro throwback in their interior design to 1970s Tokyo ‘Showa’ era. With a more relaxed and ‘quick bites’ feel, this is the ideal spot for a tasty bowl of noodles.

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But it’s all about the food and for me, it didn’t disappoint. I went for their Tokusei Showaken Ramen bowl and the broth was delicious – a deep rich flavour of soy, chicken and pork broth matched great with the BBQ pork belly and the vegetables which came with was nicely cooked also. There are four other types of ramen bowls to choose and can even supersize your noodle portion for an extra £2 but it’s a pretty generous portion anyway. For anyone keen to try someone new for ramen in London, this is definitely one to go for.