Ramen Ikkyu is now open. Located on LVL 3 in the Sussex Street Foodcourt (look for white columns), in a modest sized shopping mall. Once the escalator brings you up, look for the end windows because Ikkyu is housed at the other end of the foodhall adjacent to the windows. Sussex Street Foodcourt has the extra benefit of not being quite as feral as the one that houses Gumshara. You can leave your westfield foodcourts and venture here safely. Its a simple shop and the way they set it up, they don’t need to much staff out front.
Getting up to the shop, you see 2 ipads and a big screen displaying the menu. Its a big LCD tv and the menu is easy to read and the simplicity of the ordering system is great. Compared to the other stalls that offer probably close to 50+ dishes here, the simplicity of the menu is kind of bold. Do a few things and do them well.
Most things $10.50. I had the Chili Oil Ramen. Its top notch. You can order sides to go with. Just noticed the pork rbs. Its their most expensive item on the menu. I gotta try this.
Ramen Bowls Assemble from left (clockwise) Tokyo Ramen, Ikkyo shoyu Ramen and my chili oil one.
Tokyo Ramen. Its a beautiful bowl of food. The eggs are just …
Ikkyo shoyu Ramen $10.50
Chili Oil Ramen. $11.50
Side of Bamboo shoot (tender, flavorful and doesn’t have the smell that thai ones outta the can/in most thai places have). The Black Fungus is soft, sweet, savoury all in a bit. its all excellent. All bowls cleaned out, pork was soft and flavourful, eggs were firm but the center was still soft. Combined? A+.
Ramen Ikkyu is super affordable, top notch grub at a price point that makes it worth heading out for. I gotta say, after my meal here – TenkoMori might be nearer but I’ll probably walk up here and eat Ramen instead. Worth the hike for. It’s that good. Ippudo fans should come and try this. I prefered the ramen here. One thing to note is that while this might be a launch supply issue – or quite possibly because they only want to do 150 bowls (?) a day, they tend to run out of food by dinner time. Almost universally loved and my 2 fellow diners enjoyed their meal.
“Watashi wa ai”. I love.