|Tuesday - Sunday||12:00-15:00, 17:30-22:00|
Ramen Ya is as close to authentic Tokyo as you're going to find in Bristol. Heavily condensated windows obscure the restaurant's interior from the outside, which on a cold winter's evening is a welcome sight. Stepping inside the restaurant the first thing you see is a big broth-filled soup kettle where the steam emanates from. Paper lanterns adorn the ceilings gifting the shop a delightful glow, which certainly hands itself to the wholesome food they serve. The Ramen comes in 3 different forms, Tonkotsu, Shoyu and Spicy Seafood, all of which come with an assortment of classic ramen toppings such as Black Fungus, Crispy Shallots, Bean Sprouts and a perfectly Soft Boiled 'Shoyu' egg. From the range of non noodle soup based options, Gyoza are crispy on the outside and tasty inside, while the steamed Bao buns really take a star turn. Despite being a relative newcomer into the buzzing Gloucester Road foodie scene, Ramen Ya has really hit the ground running and is certainly a must for all Bristol based japanophiles (shinnichi).