There’s nothing more soul-nourishing than a big bowl of soupy noodles.
Can we get a ramen?
Especially if they’re coming to you courtesy of ex NOPI and Berber & Q chef Luke Findlay who decided to set up the now cult underground supper club Sūpa Ya Ramen in his very own home.
That was quite a while back now, and quickly led on to a whole load of further sell-out pop-ups, collabs, and take-overs. However, finally Findlay has given the people what they’ve clearly always wanted…
…a permanent supply of top-notch noods.
This is his permanent site on Hackney Road. It’s an intimate little place – around 10-15 covers, so not worlds away from the supper clubs, which is nice. The furnishings are simple, and casual. But you’re not here for the furnishings.
Food-wise he’s calling it ‘traditionally inauthentic’ ramen, which, in other words means ramen with an often bold and unexpected Findlay spin. There are three permanent options, and a weekly special, which – note to the super fans out there – have never been served before.
NOTE: Sūpa Ya Ramen is open for dinner Wed-Sat, plus weekend lunches. There are no bookings. Salivate at the images on his Insta right HERE.
Supa Ya Ramen | 499 Kingsland Road, E8 4AU
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