1/171-173 Oxford St Bondi Junction NSW 2022
11am - 9pm 7 days
This restaurant is located in the pedestrian area of Oxford St: "Oxford St Mall" in Bondi Junction. Whenever I pass, it is usually fairly busy which is always a good sign. The last time I went to Ichiban Boshi was before they relocated here and were further up along Oxford St closer to Centennial Park/Woollahra as opposed to central Bondi Junction. It was many years ago and as I recall, the meal was very mediocre. As a result of that, I haven't tried them out since their relocation until today.
I was feeling under the weather so a simple and hearty ramen (noodle soup) was on my mind. Traditionally, Japanese ramen comes in 3 soup bases: miso (soy bean paste), shio (salt) and shoyu (soy sauce). I generally find most places make the miso and soy sauce soup bases particularly salty. Today, I went for the simplest option: the "shio ramen" (noodle soup in salt base).
|Shio Ramen $9.90|
I also ordered their iced lemon tea for $3.50. You are served with a glass filled with iced tea and one very very very thin slice of lemon and a small container of sugar syrup. I liked this touch since everyone likes different levels of sweetness. I poured in about half the small container and it was already too sweet. I think the main problem was there just wasn't enough lemon. You can't really call it iced lemon tea if you barely put in any lemon - just called it iced tea.
- Very mediocre quality food
- Price is the standard market price for ramen restaurants in Sydney.
- I'd like to come back for the rice dishes and some of the other ramen see how they are