Ryo’s is a place that has been a place I’ve wanted to visit for a while to try their Japanese ramen noodles, which some say is the best in Sydney…
Peter and I went to Ryo’s for lunch today, whilst our aim was to get there at noon (their opening time), we got there five minutes past noon and already had to join the queue. Whilst Ryo’s has a small shop front, its bright orange facade with two large noren makes the place hard to miss.
We waited for 15 minutes before we were directed to our table. The interior is filled with Japanese decor and kanji signage, on the wall next to our table were messages left by celebrities – including a message & photo with Iron Chef French.
When I looked at the menu, I went straight for my personal favourite ramen – Tokyo Ramen, Tokyo ramen generally has succulent roast pork, a marinated soft-boiled egg, bamboo shoots, shallots and seaweed. This was menu item number 6 ($11.50), Peter ordered number 2 on the menu – Ramen in soy sauce, flavoured soup with roast pork, nori, egg and shallots ($12.50). We also ordered Gyoza which were pan-fried ($6.50) and Ryo’s Homemade Pork Bun ($3.50) to share.
As there are limited seats at Ryo’s (seats approximately 25 people), we shared a table with a lady who often visits Ryo’s and recommended number 4 which is similar to Peter’s ramen but has miso soup as the base instead.
Our food was served promptly. The pork bun was warm and tasty, Gyoza was average and our ramen was satisfying. Whilst I did sit there wishing that they had green tea latte on the menu, Ryo’s compares well with my favourite Japanese noodle shop which I’ll share another day.
Ryo’s is a good pick for authentic ramen if you are prepared to wait in a queue, get served and get out within an hour so that they can feed the next lot of hungry faces waiting outside.
125 Falcon St, Crows Nest NSW 2065
(02) 9955 0225