A little over a month ago Japan Centre opened new restaurant, Shoryu Ramen. Not content with holding the crown for tempura, sushi and other treats at Toku and umai, we branched out into ramen noodles too. Given 4* by Time Out and enthusiastic newspaper and blogger reviews coming in thick and fast, Inside Japan Centre decided to send some of our food-fanatic Japan Centre team over to Shoryu to give you our own review, as we (greedily) were able to sample quite an extensive amount of the menu in one go!

westfield sushi and sake bar

Join us at Westfield Stratford City at our newly opened Sushi & Sake Bar. Refresh after a day’s shopping at Westfield with low-fat, omega 3-rich sushi, piping hot crunchy tempura and a cup of crisp sake. umai by Japan Centre’s new Sushi & Sake Bar is a fantastic new addition to our east-end store, with budget concious prices and a relaxed izakaya bar environment.

New Year will be soon upon us again and that means it’s time for some traditional Japanese celebrations! New Year, called Shōgatsu in Japanese is one of the most important festivals of the year with plenty of tasty food and drink, as well as a fantastic variety of interesting customs.
If you want to experience some of the fun that happens during the Japanese New Year celebrations, why not join us at Japan Centre and get involved. There’s free samples to be had to make it even more tempting! 🙂
Are you intrigued by the elegance of traditional Japanese sake rice wine? Perhaps the tantalizing packaging and exotic names have sucked you in to the grasp of the sake goddesses, forever to hold you a slave to the delicate, but robust flavour sensations? Or maybe you just had some sake from Japan Centre before and like the taste?
Whatever the reason, sake is becoming a hugely popular drink all over the world, whether it is drunk warm in a traditional Japanese sake cup, or mixed with orange juice to make a modern take on the screwdriver cocktail – the sakedriver!