by - March 23, 2018

Ramen-lovers are in for a treat with the newly opened Gogyo situated in Surry Hills. The venue is relatively big, and already packed with people. 

Wagyu Sukiyaki Spring Roll $5ea
For starters we got the wagyu spring roll. The beef had a smoky kick, and the caramelised onion added a sweet note. The soft centre was well complimented by the crunchy pastry.

Twice-Cooked Pork Belly $24
The pork belly was perfectly cooked so that the whole thing just rendered away in the month. It was packed with flavours, and with the mustard sauce it almost reminded me of a cheese burger, only much better!

Chicken Sasami Jerky $8
This is not your typical jerky. Instead of using beef or pork, Gogyo chose a white meat. Unlike traditional jerky, the chicken is not dried completely, but semi-dried which gives it a bit of chewiness. It had a compact flavour, the charring on the outside also gave it a smoky touch.

Chilli Shoyu $17
If spicy is your thing then this chilli shoyu ramen is probably your cup of tea. The thin al dente noodles were bathing in a spicy chicken broth accompanied by toppings including spicy pork mince, bamboo shoot and fresh tomato. We were surprised by the level of chilliness in this ramen (considering it's a Japanese restaurant), it was so hot that even for a chilli-lover like myself I found it hard to swallow. Other than that, everything else was good. 

Kogashi Miso $18
The charred miso was an interesting element, and combined with the chicken broth it gave the ramen a rich and creamy body. The slices of chashu were tender and succulent, the half egg had a beautiful runny centre. This ramen exceeded our expectations, I'm not afraid to say it was probably the best ramen we have had in Sydney.

Mango Bongo $12
We got a bit greedy at the end, rather than getting two servings of desserts, we got THREE😅! This mango dessert was light and refreshing, the base consisted of a citrussy yuzu mousse and a thin layer of crumble. Last but not least, a scoop of coconut ice cream and fresh chunks of mango were added on top.

Red Bean Taiyaki; Nutella Taiyaki $10ea

Taiyaki is a classic Japanese street snack that has a fish-like shape, traditionally it is filled with red bean paste. We got both the red bean and the nutella to try and each came with a scoop of sobacha (buckwheat tea) sorbet. The fish shell was almost like a chewy pancake, with the outer shell slightly crispy. As for the sorbet, we found it quite creamy and really enjoyable. The tea flavour really shined through.

Food: 9/10
Service: 7.5/10
Atmosphere: 6/10

  • Everything was exceptional
  • Chilli shoyo was too spicy
Address: 52-54 Albion St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Hours: Mon-Thu 12-2:30pm, 5:30-9:30pm
             Fri 12-2:30pm, 5:30-10pm
             Sat 11:30-2:30pm, 5:30-10pm
             Sun 11:30-2:30pm, 5-8pm
Phone(02) 9212 0003
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