There’s no end to possibility when it comes to ramen. It’s as Japanese a dish as it’s possible to find and at London’s Sasuke, it’s done just right. This is the newest branch in Piccadilly – on Panton Street, just around the corner from Leicester Square Garden – and it’s mighty cool. The space is intimate with communal seating as you’d expect from any Japanese restaurant, making it great for a chat as you slurp some traditional noodle soup. There are many versions to choose from – as well as classic sides – but all variations contain the staples of chashu pork, bamboo shoot and spring onion. London, check it out!
Opening a Japanese ramen restaurant has been the dream of Toru Sasaki since he was a boy growing up in Tokyo. And now, with this, the Piccadilly branch of Sasuke (the first one is in Soho), that dream has been realised once more. And guess what, London, you should be very excited about it! This Panton Street restaurant encompasses everything that contemporary dining is about: fuss free freshness. The restaurant itself is a modest yet inviting space. It doesn't shout from the rooftops but it does charm with modern Japanese decorations and plenty of bare wood. It’s a small space, meaning it’s easily filled with aromas of ramen.
Of course, there is ramen to suit all tastes. A favourite is the miso, with or without spice and extra chashu pork, while the shio is perfect for lovers of seafood. For lovers of fire (not actual fire, we never encourage arson), the fire ramen is rich and likely the spiciest bowl of soup you’ll find anywhere in London, nevermind Piccadilly. Complement with sides of gyoza or teriyaki wings and that’s a job done. We know you’re going to love the Japanese food at Sasuke, so reserve a table now.