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Tomo No Ramen, Bristol, Bristol City

Tomo No Ramen

4.6
4.6
137 Reviews
£25 and under
Ramen
Tomo No Ramen is a ramen restaurant spawned from lockdown pop-ups by head chef and owner James Stuart. Set in a cosy site in Old Market full of moody lighting, hanging plants, and exposed brick with great tunes and banging local beers and Japanese whiskies.

Our food is - as you would expect - fully focused on the ramen. Every element is made from scratch, and the menu changes seasonally along with regular specials that often use traditional ramen-making techniques applied to less traditional ingredients.

With glowing reviews from Bristol Post and Bristol24/7, along with being featured in Bristol Post's "Places in Bristol you have to eat in 2022" and awarded "Best New Popup" by Bristol24/7, you can be sure to expect a great meal.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 13 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Ramen, Japanese Speciality

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sat 17:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    000000000

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

What 137 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. SE

    SimoneE

    Bristol

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    The ramen I ordered could have been a bigger portion or more varied portion for the price. The broth is delicious but I would wish for more different veggies and not just a big bunch of cheap noodles. The waitress was initially quite nice but didn't mind us anymore as soon as we had ordered so it took an annoying amount of time to finally pay.
  2. JG

    JessicaG

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the best ramen in Bristol, great value for money, the food is absolutely delicious and filling, the service was excellent and the staff are very friendly, will definitely be going back again.
  3. AS

    AniaS

    Bristol

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Nice place, tasty food. Service; training needed. Being charged without seeing the bill especially where the optional service charge was included in the price is very poor standard.
  4. MH

    MaddyH

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super delicious menu, loved that it was seasonal! Lovely and helpful staff, our ramen was amazing and the atmosphere was great. Definitely eating here again :)
  5. HR

    HowardR

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic across the board! Brilliant service and equally brilliant food!
  6. B

    Becc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing ramen, lovely little restaurant, definitely recommend
  7. HS

    HughS

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unreal experience. Food was absolutely top class and the design followed suit.
  8. S

    Siukitkat

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    The food was tasty. However, the portion is small and only 2 pieces of meat with the price we are paying
  9. HS

    HarveyS

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Vegan and vegetarian going for ramen and felt spoilt for choice, everything looks like it can be made vegan and tasted absolutely amazing - unlike certain chain ramen places where it seems to be an afterthought. Please open for lunch as well so I can get more!
  10. P

    Parsley

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    I discovered shortly before our booking that there were no gluten-free options available but that they could facilitate vegan. As I am only intolerant I thought I'd risk the discomfort by at least trying the place out; nonetheless I was kind of surprised they couldn't do rice noodles. The element I found most difficult is that you have to order from their QR code so there is no flexibility with the menu e.g. I don't eat pork but I couldn't request the Mushroom Ramen with the Chicken Broth and therefore had to settle for the Vegan Ramen. I felt it was pretty narrow in who it can facilitate by there being pork in the majority of Ramen as it's fairly common for it not to be eaten. The table we sat at, next to the stairs on the far side of the restaurant, got occasional whiffs of the urea from the bathroom downstairs and that retracted from the general vibe of the restaurant. That, and the chipped glass I received, lessened the experience somewhat. What was great was the portion sizes, there was a good amount of the ingredients besides the noodles, but there was a fair amount of those. I really enjoyed the texture and flavour of the Tofu. The chicken is the one thing I will likely be recommending as I found the flavours on the plate to complement each other extremely well, I loved the curry dipping sauce smeared on the plate. The texture of the outside of the chicken, and the moisture of it on the inside were impeccable; if I wasn't GF generally I'd come back again for that. (It is the one thing I am most likely to recommend coming for)
  11. HP

    HollyP

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Casual evening with a friend. Great food- the broth is authentic and delicious. Service quick and attentive. Would highly recommend
  12. CZ

    CatZ

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Loved it. Food was amazing, staff were brilliant. Would have stayed longer and ordered more if we didn't have to give up the table.
  13. JC

    JoshuaCallum

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Good spot for great tasting ramen. Loved the food, the service was fast and good.
  14. R

    Rosa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, nothing else to say! I will come back for sure!
  15. TW

    TiffanieW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience1
    Tomo no Ramen is considered to be the best Ramen place in Bristol. Whilst the food is 100% authentic, hence there are only a few dishes on the menu as it takes all day to make the beautiful broth. I would disagree with it being the best. The food was indeed amazing and a good Ramen is all about it's melt in the mouth meat, chicken broth and pork cha-siu in our case, and it delivered on that front. The broth was simple and simply beautiful and full of flavour. However the atmosphere, or lack thereof, really let the place down. You have to order via an app that is cranky and difficult to use at best. Once its on there you have this app on your phone that you may not use again. There is very little human contact in the restaurant and the decor is very sterile. There is no choice of non alcoholic drinks and all the drinks are British beers, a serious let down when it comes to such authentic food, I would have thought to have seen at least an Asahi or some Sake on the menu and non alcoholic drinks would be nice. Saying that I would go back just for the Ramen and certainly it's great food for eating at home. In conclusion. amazing food, but needs a better restaurant experience.

    Tomo No RamenResponded on 7 June 2022Hey Tiffany, I'm sorry you weren't a fan of the ordering system. Just FYI, it is not an app, nothing is downloaded or installed onto your phone - it's just a website. As I'm sure you have heard there is a massive staff shortage at the moment. The QR code ordering is our way of dealing with this, but we are trying to move away from it. For the beers, we want to highlight the fantastic beers that Bristol has to offer, hence why all of our beers are brewed within 2 miles of the restaurant. James.

  16. NS

    NSStiff

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved Tomo No Ramen. The food was soooo tasty, the service was super quick and the staff were helpful & friendly. Would definitely go back & recommend it to a friend.
  17. LA

    LukeA

    Bristol

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Shoyu Ramen - Excellent Broth Chashu good but very small portion Other toppings good Noodles were good, came firm with then Shoyu All in all a recommend, one of the best ramen I've had in the UK

    Tomo No RamenResponded on 31 May 2022Hey Luke! Our noodles are fresh noodles made with UK grown stoneground flour from Wildfarmed. Cheers, James.

  18. D

    Db04

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Great menu, small and specialised, my only complaint is having to book via a qr code.
  19. SO

    SeanO

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Fantastic Ramen. Well be back for sure Great beers too
  20. KK

    KamilK

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best ramen in Bristol. Always busy, but for a reason, my favourite place to eat out now.
  21. A

    Andrew

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Did not like being seated in the window at a "bar". We did ask to be moved as the seats were too short for the bar height, we were told the table we could have was needed for the next booking so we did have to watch the time. Ordering is done via an app. No menus, no help from waiting staff - you are on your own. The food was OK. Two bowls of Ramen, the meat one was fine but the tofu dish was bland. Overall, very disappointing. Will not return.
  22. S

    Seanie

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    We found the lack of menu quite frustrating. We came out to be away from our screens so to have to do all the ordering ourselves really did spoil the evening. There was no soy sauce available, or alcohol free beer which would have been nice. The door was constantly left open and our table was ever so close to the door. The food is remarkable though and the staff really lovely. I love the place and hope you provide better menu and table service to suit the quality of food :)
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Maybe my expectations were a little high but given the wonderful reviews I’d read and the difficulty we’ve had trying to get in here before I expected amazing ramen and I was disappointed. The Shoryu broth I had, although it did have addition of some garlic flavour, was quite thin. The noodles were perfectly good noodles but not wonderful. Maybe some of the prices of ingredients at the moment are making it hard to achieve the same quality… but yeah I was disappointed. It did also seem very quiet for a Saturday night considering how hard it has been to get in here. And serving stopped very early, we had some friends trying to drop in who were turned away. All a bit confusing really.
  24. TW

    TheaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely delicious food, attentive staff and great atmosphere.
  25. E

    Ellie

    Bristol

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Nice venue and menu seemed interesting but overall the food for the price was disappointing. Portion sizes seemed small (with only half a bowl being served) for the price and only got two pieces of meat and an egg on top. The broth was delicious however. Personally not a fan of the scan to order and pay as feels impersonal and less interesting. Overall wouldn't rush to go back.
  26. EP

    EllieP

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was really tasty - the tofu in the ramen was delicious and the broth also. The only thing id say is, ditch the order by app 🙃
  27. CR

    ChrisR

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience overall. Arrived 5 min early, was promptly seated and directed to order via a QR code. Food was brought out within 15 min and tasted fantastic. We got the spicy ramen and karaage (it would be nice to see other sides available in future). I've travelled to Japan many times and always enjoy ramen when I'm there, it's nice to know there's a place in Bristol I can visit when I'm home!
  28. JJ

    JanJan

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Having researched Tomo No Ramen I have to say I was a bit disappointed. My vegetarian guests did not enjoy their broth. I’ve enjoyed some exceptional Ramen in my time, this has some way to go to match the depth of flavours experienced elsewhere. The fried chicken was excellent, as was the green pepper side dish. I also found ordering using the app quite stressful, especially as I had a weak 4g signal, which was not a great way to start a meal.
  29. GD

    GarethD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    No paper menus - menu only available on phone not really my thing. To order you have to register your contact details again unnecessary hassle when going out to eat I don’t really want to be looking constantly at my phone. The food was good all that aside. I felt like I was annoying the staff with my request to have actual table service if I want to order food on my phone I’d use derliveroo and stay at home.
  30. JJ

    JakubJ

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hidden gem of Old Market, tidy nice space, delicious Ramen, friendly staff, nice beers
  31. j

    jaynom

    Bristol

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food is excellent and staff are friendly, and service was quick. The only let down was using the app and QR code ordering system. It's a bit clunky and frustrating
  32. B

    Becky

    Bristol

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing food! Will be back bringingore friends very soon!
  33. J

    Johnf

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic place. I feel bad for not leaving a tip. Forgive me Tomo No Ramen, I’m so broke.
  34. LD

    LiseyD

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can safely say it was the best ramen i’ve ever had. The small plates were also dreamy and the food came out quickly.
  35. L

    Lucy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such amazing food, quality and taste 10/10 :) everyone super friendly as well. Will be back for sure :)
  36. J

    Jason

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. Book yourself a table. Don’t hesitate. Just go.
  37. F

    Foodie

    London

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Menu is limited, but it was tasty. Our soup noodle did take a while to arrive as another table who came after us got their food first.
  38. AH

    AndrewH

    Bristol

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Another Bowl of great ramen, noodles are great broth better. Yum
  39. HL

    HarveyL

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, great food, been here twice fancy the waitresses... my bad
  40. GB

    GabrielaB

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    it was THE best ramen i ever had, will recommend to everyone!!

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Tomo No Ramen is rated 4.6 stars by 137 OpenTable diners.

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19:00


Booked 13 times today
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55 West St, Bristol, Bristol City BS2 0BZ

Additional information

  • Area

    Bristol

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sat 17:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Ramen, Japanese Speciality

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

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