Gumshara Ramen

Eating World Harbour Plaza, Shop 211, 25-29 Dixon Street Haymarket, NSW 2000

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Opening hours Tues–Sat 11.30am–9pm; Sun–Mon 11.30am–8.30pm
Prices Moderate (mains $20-$40)
Payments Cash
Phone 0410 253 180

Bearing cult status among ramen devotees city-wide, Gumshara doesn't mess around with fancy extras, other than a selection of toppings and flavourings - traditional and less so - to enhance the slowly simmered pork bone stock and springy, curly noodles. It's all about the broth, and the sticky, milky tonkotsu ramen that's top of the must-order list. Beyond photos and hand-written signs and the ever-present line of ramen-ites waiting for their fix, there's little to mention decor-wise, apart from the dingy food-court surrounds. But dip into your ramen, add a chilli 'bomb' for extra zing - or some of the complimentary condiments - and exit back into the sunshine (or twilight) feeling nourished and complete.