KOI Ramen – seriously tasty Japanese noodles

KOI Ramen – seriously tasty Japanese noodles

KOI Ramen have arrived with a bang – reasonably priced authentic Japanese noodles, that have been called “outstanding” by food critic Giles Coren, and previously won a TimeOut London Cheap Eats of the Week award.

KOI Ramen Bar has been serving authentic ramen since 2014, when it started out as a street stall in Brixton, before moving into Pop Brixton, a group of former shipping containers – a hub for independent businesses. Two years later KOI Ramen Bar expanded further to bring the taste of ramen to Tooting Market.

The growing, independent business has now opened its doors on Sayer Street, the new food and drink space at Elephant Park.

Described as serving “ramen as it should be” by TimeOut London, KOI Ramen has certainly made an impact on the London food scene in just a short time.

Customers, the restaurant claims, will find a small menu that is big on flavour. KOI Ramen Bar’s signature dish – ‘Tonkotsu’ – is a creamy, pork broth, simmered for 16 hours and served over noodle. Its ‘Gyoza’ (pork, chicken or vegetarian dumplings) dish is also increasing in popularity among diners.

The team at KOI Ramen Bar, led by founders Ming Chan and Hiroko Takata, are looking forward to expanding their business further and bringing the taste of Japan to Elephant Park.

Ming said: “We started in Brixton and Elephant and Castle is close by; I believe it’s a growing area with huge potential. It’s very central with great access.

“We’re a specialist, niche Japanese ramen bar and it’s my dream to offer great ramen at great prices.”


19 Sayer St
SE17 1FY

07796 463972

Opening Hours

Weekdays: 11:30 – 22:30
Fri, Sat: 11:30 – 23:30
Sun: 11:30 – 22:30

Read more about Elephant Park’s growing food, drink and shopping offer here.
Check out some of the other food and drink operators at Elephant Park:

Beza Ethiopia
The Tap In
Hej Coffee
Mercato Metropolitano