An authentic ramen restaurant and bar has just opened in Waurn Ponds

An authentic ramen restaurant and bar has just opened in Waurn Ponds

Geelong’s Shinya Ramen opened their doors yesterday.

Tender meat and soft noodles bathing in the juices of a belly-warming broth. Is there anything more satisfying than a clean slurp of ramen? No, we don’t think there is…

While Japan may lay claim to inventing the world’s most sumptuous noodle soup, Geelong’s own Shinya Ramen is an authentic and traditional ramen restaurant that boasts an experienced Japanese chef with a passion for his craft… and now they’ve just opened up a second location in Waurn Ponds.

Located next to the McDonald’s in WP, this is destined to be the place to go if you’re looking for soul-warming ramen served with the flair and integrity that only a real ramen chef can provide – especially when they use Victorian produce and Japanese imported ingredients to create their dishes.

Made with egg-free noodles, every dish is also cooked fresh to order, whether you decide on chicken ramen, a pork tonkotsu ramen, or vegan ramen! If you’re about the heat, you can turn your dinner up by selecting the spicy option. Already regarded by locals as the best ramen outside of Japan, the soup is hot and silky, and the noodles are perfectly cooked.

If you’re wanting to explore outside ramen or you’re looking for some bites to start you off, they’ll also have everything from Veggie Tempura, tofu salad, to Japanese paella and even freshly-made Gyoza. They’ll also have delicious options like Teriyaki chicken bento, Takoyaki, spring rolls, crab claws and some finger-licking edamame on offer too.

While the authentic Japanese taste is enough to get excited about, you’ll also find a traditional Sake Bar inside the venue, boasting great sake selections and Japanese beer on tap. To say we are keen for that is a bit of an understatement.

Shinya Ramen is now open and will trade Mon-Sun 11am-10pm. You can book a table by calling 03 5200 9348 and find them at Shop 1/132-138 Colac Rd, Highton. Follow their Facebook to stay up to date with the latest.

You can still find the original venue at 8A Gheringhap Street, Geelong.