Following on from the launch of Heddon Yokocho last year in Mayfair, the 120-cover Panton Yokocho will 'be a celebration of regional ramen from the cold island of northern Japan to the tropical climate of the south'.
Serving a similar menu to the Heddon Street branch, the new restaurant will take its design cues from the 1970s-era ‘yokocho’ alleyways of Japan and feature imitation yatai stall dining areas; hanging lanterns and retro lights; vintage posters; noren curtains; manga masks; and a 'theatrical' open kitchen.
A range of udon and soba noodle dishes will be added to the menu, including a prawn tempura with noodles, wakame seaweed, spring onion and kamaboko fish cake; sukiyaki beef; and grated Japanese yam, creamy yolk egg and kizami nori seaweed.
The ramen selection will include tonkotsu; Sapporo miso, a miso-based chicken and pork broth ramen; and Hakodate shio, a salt and miso-based broth ramen.
As at Heddon Yokocho, Panton Yokocho's signature ramen will be The Yokocho, a soy based chicken and pork broth ramen with slices of barbecue pork and topped with menma bamboo shoots, naruto fish cake, whole nitamago egg and nori seaweed.
A selection of karaage, buns, gyoza, and maki roll sushi will also feature.
The drinks list will feature a range of highballs, Japanese draft beer, a selection of chu-hi - Japanese alcoholic drinks traditionally made with shochu, and flavoured with lemon - and sake.