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#146 of 741 Japanese in London
#3,455 of 16,979 Restaurants in London
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Japanese, Asian, Soups
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Islington
0.5 miles from Museum of London
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Reviewed 7 November 2020

We came to Monohon after initially intending to eat at another (more popular) ramen restaurant however due to it being the night before Lockdown 2.0 everywhere was extremely busy. We had a bit of a wait to get in but my god, it was worth...More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 14 October 2020

Asked for a table and they told me to sit right next to the door even though there were plenty of available tables. Awful service and no attempt to be helpful. You would think they would try to be more accommodating. Don’t go to this...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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MonohonRamen, Owner at Monohon Ramen, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2020

Hi there, I'm sorry to hear about your bad experience. Perhaps I can explain our policy. It's a small restaurant to begin with, but with covid distancing restrictions, we're down to just about 20 seats. We now only have 4 tables left that are for...More

Reviewed 27 August 2020

I love this place. We went recently and though there was a queue it moved pretty quickly. It was like stepping inside Japan for a couple of hours. We got served almost immediately and the food was delicious. My boyfriend polished off his whole bowl...More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 25 February 2020 via mobile

In a few words the Abura Soba i ordered looked good but it was somehow flavourless. I added a bit o spicy oil and it turned ok in the end. I have a big doubt the noodles were soba but rather normal noodles, tasty but...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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jive90, Owner at Monohon Ramen, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2020

Hi there, thanks for your review. I'm sorry you didn't like the dish so much. You are absolutely right, they are not soba noodles. The name of the dish is 'Abura Soba' because in some contexts, 'soba' is just a generic work for 'noodles' in...More

Reviewed 17 February 2020

Had lunch here recently and really enjoyed the food. They do a lot of soups and other Japanese food. I had the fat Men curry which was excellent! The problem is that this is a really small place., and the chairs are placed very close...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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jive90, Owner at Monohon Ramen, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2020

Hi there, I'm super glad you liked the food. You're right, the restaurant is a tight squeeze. I can imagine for some people that's not totally ideal although we rather like it since it reminds us of the ramen shops we fell in love with...More

Reviewed 2 December 2019

Normal place, attentive staff and good food. The size of the portion is great. Unfortunately, I think it's a bit pricey.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 22 November 2019

Amazing ramen! Been to Japan many times and this is like something you would find randomly wandering around a Tokyo neighbourhood. Going again very soon.

Date of visit: November 2019
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jive90, Owner at Monohon Ramen, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2020

Thank you so much for this lovely review! It's our favourite thing ever to be told our spot is like something you'd find in any random Tokyo backstreet. That is exactly what we are aiming for!

Reviewed 16 October 2019

This is a great little spot for Ramen, not far from the underground. It's small and be aware that they wont seat your group until everyone arrives. Because space is tight you may have to wait outside until you can be seated. The night I...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 1 October 2019 via mobile

Found this gem of a restaurant on a rainy Monday night in October... and it was full! Delicious authentic Japanese dishes and beers. Very limited menu with the choice effectively either with or without pork Great food, service and informal atmosphere.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 25 September 2019 via mobile

A genuine gem.. the only place in London doing soup free ramen which is one of my favorite Japanese dishes. Very authentic and delicious.. make sure to get the mop up rice to ensure no yummy sauce goes spare

Date of visit: September 2019
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    Monohon Ramen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5