Yamagoya

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Japanese
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  • Casual
  • Lunch
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About

Masatoshi Ogata, our founder, was a lorry driver with a dream of opening his own ramen shop.
While driving to many regions, he sampled great ramen from across Japan (often checking ingredients in other ramen shops’ rubbish) to try to come up with his own perfect ramen recipe.
Using scrap wood from a local school, he built his first ramen shop with his bare hands in 1969.

3 years later after putting all his efforts into his dream, his perfect ramen was realised as "Yamagoya ramen”. We proudly present our London pop up.

For a limited run only
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Ramen
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Hours of Operation
Mon-Friday: 11.30am-10.30pm
Sat:12.00p.-10.30pm
Sunday: 12pm -10.00pm
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Phone number
020 7928 1093
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Piccadilly Circus or Leicester Square stations
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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

Best ramen in London. The soup was excelllent. The ambiance was poor

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DT
London
16 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We had two fantastic (if unorthodox) bowls of different ramen, packed with flavour and good additions. Purists might disagree, but I thought it was great.
Desserts were a bit average, and the service was slow even on a quiet night.

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F
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Raman, raindrop cake is amazing! Will definitely go back.

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B
London
17 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service. Good food. Loved the raindrop cake.

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OT
London
23 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's just fabulous. The ramen is tasty, and small plates are good as well, fried chicken is juicy and enriched of Yuzu favour!!

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N
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Yuzu flavoured Ramen was really good and definitely worth traveling for. The mochi was great and the raindrop cake was the special attraction. Didn't taste like much but a novel experience!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Ramen was quite nice, i love the raindrop cake so much.

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YY
4 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really good atmosphere and great ramen. Affordable and great service.
Had to opt for the famous raindrop cake... was an experience.

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OT
London
17 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best bowls of ramen in London. Just go for the signature.

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K
London
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved loved the noodle. We had to order extra noodle. We will be back.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing ramen in a quiet setting with excellent service.

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LC
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A rare find of a quiet dinner place just above Shuang Shuang in Soho on a Friday evening, perfect for a catch up session with friends. Delicious ramen, Gyoza and chicken karaage.

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y
London
5 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Yamagoya did not disappoint - phenomenal broth for a tasty and authentic ramen, a great selection of add ons, and an open concept kitchen. If you are looking for authentic ramen, this is the place for it.

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T
London
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best ramen I ever had in my life. And I've had a lot of ramen before

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OT
London
12 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

There is plenty of competition for pho in London, particularly in this area, but yamagoya has to be up there with the best. Simple menu, great flavours, easy as that!

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JT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Star dish - the karaage. And a bowl of ramen for everyone!

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NS
London
18 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Ramen is very good, but the room is quite hot. If the ventilation could be improved, that would be better. Service is good. I would go back again.

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t
London
7 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Delicious food, expert Ramens. A novelty and a treat.

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OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great pre-theatre meal. Very quick, friendly service. Delicious.

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D
London
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The best Ramen I had in London so far. If you love spicy don't miss Tobanjan ramen that was perfect combination between spicy and pork bone broth. Also add extra egg as the star of the meal.

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f
London
110 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Being a ramen obsessive, I had to come and try out this latest opening in London. The gyozas were made fresh to order, karage was well balanced with the wasabi mayo and the ramen was great. You can specify the hardness of the noodles and the Yamagoya ramen was definitely the one to have. The eggs were well-seasoned. The chicken ramen was too salty towards the end. My friend loved his chili ramen for those who love the kick. I'll definitely be back again. Hopefully they find a permanent spot soon!

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OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Really worth coming here for the ramen noodle broth that is the house speciality. Pork and chicken based broths are available. Excellent flavours and texture. Gyosa pork dumplings were good as a starter as was the green tea ice cream based dessert. Limited menu but if you like Japanese noodles this is the place. Located above and existing restaurant very convenient for Leicester Square so could be easily combined with a cinema or theatre visit.

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R
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The broth flavour as well as noodles consistency were beyond expectation and made for one of best ramens. Recommend the yamagoya with hard noodles.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The best Ramen I have had in London quite comfortably. I feel if the restaurant itself was more smartly decorated they could charge a lot more for it. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Very reasonable prices for the quantity and quality. Casual place to eat with friends

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l
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The ramen at Yamagoya was really good. Just to be clear - it's a ramen joint so if you aren't planning on ordering that I wouldn't bother. Atmosphere is nothing special since its just the upstairs of Shuang Shuang, but the food makes it worth it. Recommend!

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MP
London
8 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I had an amazing bowl of the yamagoya ramen! It came packed with chashu pork, wood ear mushrooms and a soft boiled egg cut in half. The pork bone broth was rich and silky and totally delicious, the ramen (cooked to the softness of your choice) were perfect. Although incredibly filling, I managed to eat the lot and would have liked to lick the bowl. It really doesn’t get much better than this!

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AD
London
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Like signature dish Yamagoya Ramen very much; and the dessert is very special too!

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EW
London
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was to die for.
The Tonkotsu was full of depth of flavour.
The Charshu was soft and tender with great taste.
All the toppings a perfect match, and the best egg I have eaten outside of Japan.
It was a great touch to have the choice of soft, medium and hard noodles.
I went for hard, and they were brilliant.
I have had many ramen in London and in Japan, and I have to say that this is the best outside of Japan for me.

I highly recommend.

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JW
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Broth was full depth of flavour, with amazing noodles. Very authentic.
Service was attentive, friendly and polite.
Great atmosphere, and overall a very good dining experience.

I would definitely return and recommend.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best ramen I've ever had

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CL
London
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Authentic japanese ramen
Love love love <3


Plus chicken karaage and asahi, can't go wrongggggggggggg

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The same great quality as i tasted in japan! yummy yummy~
I love the marinated eggs so much, can't believe that i am enjoying them in london!

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G
London
317 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Wanted a quick bite before going to see La La Land and was drawn by the recent FT review, not to mention the proximity to the cinema. Also a steaming bowl of noodles seemed like a good idea on a cold January evening. I had the signature pork broth with noodles while my wife had the chicken one. Both were very tasty though hers marginally edged it. The seaweed salad was a little bland but the gyoza were delicious. All in all a highly satisfactory, and well-priced meal with good, attentive service. Not the must buzzing ambiance but I didn't mind that. Will return.

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K
London
7 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice atmosphere. Delicious broth. Good beer. A fun place to visit in the evenings.

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P
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Must try the Yuzukara ramen!! The broth is real yuzu - I mean real, green in colour, tasty yuzu broth :D Even it is a pop up restaurant, the staff are so professional and knowledgable with the food. Please settle in London permanently <3

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Heard this place from my friend. Was fully impressed. Pity it is a Pop up. Please stay in London!!!!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Creamy and porky tonkotsu, springy noodle, to-die-for egg, tender Chashu. What more can you ask for?

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C
London
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Tried to go there during New Year but it was too busy. Finally had a chance. Just like tonkotsu I had in Japan. Love it. Will be back soon.

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DL
London
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Already left a review at the restaurant. Open Table, get away from my data please. And make the e-mail/mobile advices optional - not all of us want all the alerts, all the time. Only used you as the restaurant required it.

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C
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

I've eaten at Yamagoya twice now and really enjoyed the food both times. The ramen are really authentic and very filling. The gyoza and karaage are also well worth a try (the best gyoza I've had in London for a while!).

Like all of these places its not somewhere to linger for a romantic meal but for a quick and reasonably priced bite to eat I'd recommend it.

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