My first impression of Shoryu is that it's a modern Japanese ramen restaurant that has been well decorated. I loved the draped split cloth outside and the hanging lanterns. When we walked in we didn't have to wait long until we were seated and ordered the soft shell crab tempura and Hakata Tetsunabe Gyozas.
I liked how the gyozas were served in a skillet and piping hot. These were tasty and well seasoned. For my main I had the signature dish Ganso Tonkotsu ramen which was yummy and the portion size is pretty big. Every ramen dish is topped with nitamago egg, kikurage mushrooms, spring onion, sesame, ginger, nori & mayu (caramelised black garlic oil). I loved the egg, it had a soft texture and a gluey centre of yolk yumminess.
My friend ordered the Kirin frozen beer which had an ice cold froth on top, this was tasty and like nothing I've had before. It was kind of like a beer flavoured slushie. Perfect drink on a warm summers day.
Ramen bars have recently been cropping up all over London and it's not like I wouldn't come here again, I think I just want to try out other restaurants of a similar kind.