Retro ramen is heading for the West End as the Heddon Yokocho team is opening a second site on Panton Street. Like the Mayfair site, the 120-cover Panton Yokocho will be decked out like a downtown 1970s Tokyo ramen bar with lanterns, posters, neon signs and a Japanese pop soundtrack, plus shuchu (which translates to ‘focus’) booths for solo diners. Regional ramen from across Japan will also be on the menu, including the classic Tonkotsu, the miso-based chicken & pork broth Sapporo Miso, and the salt & miso-based broth Hakodate Shio, as well as their own creation the tomato-based Vegan Napoli, with grilled tomato, mushroom and vegan cheese.

And there’ll be even more noods on offer as Panton Yokocho will also be serving up a range of udon and soba dishes like prawn tempura udon and sukiyaki beef soba, plus sides like karaage, gyoza and shio kosho chicken wings. Drinks-wise, you can expect sake flights, highballs, Japanese beers on draft, shochu cocktails and retro creations like the green melon soda float. Get ready to slurp.

Opens September 2021
35a Panton Street, London SW1Y 4EA