We decided to try Ito Japanese Noodle Café. We'd passed by this place often but usually distracted by dumplings at Hu Tong or a set lunch at Shoya but this time we decided to try the highly rated ramen.
It's a deceptively large restaurant with booth seating which I like. Staff were courteous and we actually sat around and chatted for a while after our meal and didn't feel rushed which is quite rare for Asian joints that serve food quickly.
Steve had a Chicken Katsu Don which is breaded chicken on rice and it was covered in an egg sauce. He ploughed his way through the generous portion and left nothing so I can only assume it was pretty good!
I had the Ito ramen and had two toppings; chashu and kare age which is basically BBQ pork and deep fried chicken. The soup makes the crispy chicken soggy which I suppose is to be expected and the same happened to Ling's tonkatsu ramen (breaded pork cutlet). The broth was tasty though and the ramen nicely cooked with a firm bite to it.
We also tried some sushi which was acceptable given the price and some gyoza which were also ok.
Ling and I agreed that we weren't averse to returning and trying other things. It's well priced, comfortable and there's lots of choice so it's a good easy lunch option.