Katsu Ramen, Surry Hills

Relative newcomer to the Surry Hills dining strip, Katsu Ramen is a located along Crown Street, opposite Caffe Sicilia. But don’t confuse it with Katsu Yachiyo. This intimate eatery serves a good range of Japanese dishes with a takeaway option.

Katsu Ramen
Katsu Ramen

Start with edamame, sashimi or vegetable tempura. If you’re in the mood for gyoza, choose the yaki gyoza (pork and vegetable dumplings) over the vegetarian counterpart which is lacking in flavour.

Katsu Ramen
Edamame

Katsu Ramen
Sashimi

Katsu Ramen
Vegetable Tempura

Katsu Ramen
Yaki Gyoza

But ramen is what it’s all about.

Katsu Ramen
Special ribs ramen with Tokyo Shoyo and kimchi

All ramen dishes are served with vegetables, black fungus, ajitama, nori and shallots with a choice of three soup bases made daily without MSG. There’s a choice of Hakata Tonkotsu (pork bone broth), Tokyo Shoyo (chicken and soy broth) or Sapporo Miso (chicken and miso broth with bonito or dried fish). Extra toppings such as Kimchi, karaage chicken and ginger are available.

Katsu Ramen
Black garlic ramen

The standout dish is the black garlic ramen ($13.90) topped with cha su and homemade black garlic in a Sapporo Miso broth. The combination of garlic and bonito works very well.

Katsu Ramen
Karaage ramen

If you’re dining in, Katsu Ramen is BYO but you’ll find a bottle shop across the road. If you’re a local, go there for takeaway or for casual dining with friends. The service is friendly, the atmosphere is relaxed but not designed to make you linger.

Katsu Ramen
555 Crown St
Surry Hills, NSW 2010

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Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of popular online magazine Gourmantic and Cocktails & Bars, a website dedicated to cocktail culture and the discerning drinker. She is named in Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List, is a member of The Academy responsible for judging the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the inaugural Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions.

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