Japan Centre, the Japanese food hall in Soho led by Shoryu Ramen founder Tak Tokumine, which is also behind Heddon Yokocho ramen bar, is to open a retro 1970s-style sister site called Panton Yokocho.
Panton Yokocho will have 120 covers and is located in a 5,800 square foot site on Panton Street, off Leicester Square, Soho. It will serve regional ramen from the cold island of northern Japan to the tropical climate of the south, this time with the addition of noodle favourites udon and soba.
Diners will be “transported back in time to the 1970s Yokocho alleyways of Tokyo, where they’ll be immersed in vibrant Showa era ambiance and retro tastes of the decade.”
The menu will celebrate the history of ramen, udon and soba and the differences of regional noodle cuisine in Japan, offering speciality bowls with different broths and noodle genres from across Japan, with prices starting at £11.90. Panton Yokocho is slated to open in early September.