The Ramen Shop

Monday12:00 – 2:00 pm, 5:00 – 9:00 pm.

Tuesday12:00 – 2:00 pm, 5:00 – 9:00 pm.

Wednesday12:00 – 2:00 pm, 5:00 – 9:00 pm.

Thursday12:00 – 2:00 pm, 5:00 – 9:00 pm.

Friday12:00 – 2:00 pm, 5:00 – 9:00 pm.

Saturday12:00 – 2:00 pm, 5:00 – 9:00 pm.

Sunday12:00 – 2:00 pm, 5:00 – 9:00 pm.

191 Riddiford Street, Newtown

04-389 2263

This is not your first-year bromie’s ramen. Having already made a name for itself in the capital via a series of elusive cameo appearances around town, it was with great relief that Neat Places noted The Ramen Shop was finally settling down, in hep old Newtown no less!

Rain, gale or shine the Ramen Shop serves up well-priced feeds for travellers and locals in need, describing itself as “a ramen joint with a kiwi twist”. Start with a spiced chicken ($14), vego or classic pork belly bowl ($12), then get lost in one of their pork buns or round things off with small bowl boosters like toasted chilli and shiitake shrooms. Life just gets better with a constantly evolving menu - note the recent addition of spiced pumpkin rice bowl, and did we mention the shop’s ritzy East Imperial alcoholic soda infusions?

The window seat is the best in the house – there’s nothing quite like watching Newtown pass you by over a bowl – but if the regular lunch crowd beat you to it, you can always meet new friends at the long communal table which takes centre stage. Friends like nori, pickled cucumber, and handmade noodles in a rich soy and shiitake broth. Itadakimasu!

Words by Grace Hall & Photography by Anna Briggs

191 Riddiford Street, Newtown

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