If you follow the chef @chasekojima instagram – you’ve been seeing chef Chase research and develop the Sokyo ramen recipe over a particularly lengthy timeline. Well, Sokyo Ramen is finally here – funnily enough, its a popup (?) and its in the Star Casino foodhall. We pop in for eats and fight our way through families and children here for Matilda for a table. Chase Kojima. Ramen. Go.

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It’s in a foodhall so there’s not much to look at. So, its a kiosk – order, buzzer, wait, pickup, slurp.

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A look at the Sokyo Ramen menu. It’s a HD pic so click on it for full details.

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#NoRamenNolife. Stuck to the bowl with spicy yuzu/horseradish (?) paste is a piece of instagram worthy bit of marketing on their japanese nori. Quite liked the paste, if only you could get more to season your soup. Possibly even better than the mayo that came with the karage chicken.

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Sokyo Ramen The Star Sydney Jugernauts (2)
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There’s 4 different types of Ramen here. We hit up the Yuzu Shio and the Kyoto Shoyu Ramen. $15ea and got ourselves a side of their Mai-san Fried Chicken Karaage $9

For your money, you’ll get a generous serve of tasty filling Ramen. Yuzu Shio is a light floral ramen with tasty chunks of pork cheek chashu while the Kyoto is brinier, saltier and quite flavoursome. That pork cheek chashu is tender and tasty. There’s also burst of flavours when you bite into the bamboo shoots in the Kyoto ramen.

Chicken Karaage was a nice little side dish.

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spicy miso tantanmen – pork and seafood dashi, spicy miso butter, marinated egg, nori, black fungus
gyokairui tonkotsu ramen – pork, chicken and seafood dashi, pork cheek chashu, marinate egg, nori

We popped back in and had the other 2 ramen dishes at Sokyo Ramen. Sokyo Ramen’s Tonkotsu Ramen is the clear winner of all the ramen we had here with a lightly creamy broth. Good flavours in this one. Spicy Miso Tantanmen was suprisingly spicy with a good kick from the chilli and the dashi broth had that pervasive chilli smell.

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And here’s the deets and hours for Sokyo Ramen.

Sokyo Ramen by Chase Kojima ticks a lot of boxes, there’s plenty to eat here. More Ramen More life if you ask ask. They’re still developing how they’re cooking the noodles if you look at this gram post.


That went live shortly after we ate here. So, yes, we expect Sokyo Ramen to get even better with time. 2 more Ramen to try. Its not going to be a pop up for long we don’t think. Worth your time and money. Splurp your way through their menu.

Sokyo Ramen

near messina @ the star sydney.

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