27 August 2011

Ryo's Noodles ~ Japanese - Crows Nest

Ryo's Noodles in Crows Nest gets many folks' vote for best Japanese ramen in Sydney - we can see why...

[Updated August 2012]

We've made a number of attempts to sample the famous ramen at Ryo's Noodles. But with it being only open for two hours for lunch, and an ever-present queue, we've never made it until today.

We took one sip of our ramen broth and raised our eyebrows at each other knowingly - now THIS is ramen! To make a top notch ramen you need to specialise in it and you need a good turnover, which is precisely what happens at Ryo's. The half hour wait in the queue was so thoroughly worth it.

This is one of the best ramens to be had in Sydney if not the best, definitely worth a trip across town for. Some folks recommend getting there before opening to get to the front of the queue. If you are trekking across town it may help to call and check they are open as they do take a holiday every now and again.

Super happy terrific interior.

Super happy terrific drinks.

Super happy terrific rank board.

Side of bamboo shoot pickles - $4.

#6 - Ramen in Tokyo style soy sauce (chicken base) soup with roast pork, egg, bamboo shoots and nori - $11.50.

#2 - Ramen in soy sauce flavour soup (pork/tonkotsu base) with roast pork, nori, egg and shallots - $12.50.

Cod roe rice ball - $5.

Roast pork and mayo sandwiches - $3 - available eat-in or takeaway. Made with shredded pork and a touch of mustard and the crusts are cut off. Highly recommended.


We find ourselves in North Sydney near 12pm and there's no queue at Ryo's, we walk straight in, woohoo!

BBQ pork bun - $3.50. A chinese style steamed bun with a mushy porky filling, and plenty of it. Yum.

#4 Salt flavour with roast pork, egg, shallots, sesame seeds - $11. Broth is salty as advertised but without being over the top, it has a nice depth to it. Noodles and pork are perfect. Our personal preference is for a plain soft boiled googie rather than a salty soya type egg, but we can't have everything now can we? Fantastic.

Ramen with miso bolognaise sauce - $14. We were expecting a soup with some bolognaise on top (they love bolognaise in Japan, who doesn't?), but we liked what we got much better. Perfectly cooked ramen noodles served dry with skeddie sauce on top. Almost made Mr Shawn's hangover disappear.

Ryo's Noodles Menu

Ryo's Noodles is at 125 Falcon Street Crows Nest / North Sydney. Open 12-2 for lunch & 5-9 for dinner. Closed Wednesdays. Phone 9955 0225. A big shout-out the the super nice staff :-)

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  1. I've wanted to try this place ever since I first read about!! The ramen sounds so good!
    The sandwiches are so cute! :D

  2. This looks soooooo good. I must make my way up north one of these days. Oh....It so reminds me of the fabsulous ramen I had back home with pork cheeks! Absolutely heavenly soft.

  3. I love this place! I've even gotten there at 4:45 for an early dinner and found I had to wait in line as well :( but it is sooooo worth the wait!

  4. Sandwiches at a ramen place is...interesting (but a bit weird, right)? The ramen looks gooooood to me!

  5. The sambos are from leftover roast pork from the ramen - the're all warm and squidgy.

  6. Gotta love finding 'best of' spots. Want to give it a go for the cod roe rice ball alone - yum. I never mind waiting in food queues .. it means you know there's something worthwhile at the end!

  7. I didn't know that there;s a Ramen house in Sydney. I think I'll try it out when I visit Sydney next week.

  8. I think you got the pictured mixed above between the pork based and chicken based ramen...


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