6th November 2018
Japanese ramen restaurant Yamagoya is to open a second site. Founder Masatoshi Ogata debuted in the UK with a six-month residency at hot pot restaurant Shuang Shuang in 2016, before relocating to a permanent site in Waterloo. He is returning to Soho – taking over Shuang Shuang’s downstairs restaurant in Shaftesbury Avenue, while the hot pot restaurant relocates upstairs. Like its restaurant at The Cut, near Waterloo station, the new venue, which opens in December, will focus on ramen.
Dishes will include a roast beef ramen topped with slices of rare locally sourced roast beef, leek, and spring onion; and a kakiage curry rice with fried vegetables and pickled greens for vegans. Drinks will feature Asahi and Singha beer, Shochikubai sake, freshly made matcha and soft drinks such as sparkling water spiked with yuzu.
Ogata said: “Soho is the perfect spot for Yamagoya and I’m proud that it has come such a long way from the humble start in Fukuoka to the heart of London.” Yamagoya, which means “mountain hut”, was founded by Ogata in 1969.