Shoryu Kensington

First franchise restaurant by acclaimed Japanese brand Shoryu Ramen and Bowl Life Ltd. Blenheim Design used exiting structural grid to create seating pockets and changes in the wall finishes


Blenheim Design worked closely with Shoryu Ramen, Ford Consultancy and Bowl Life ltd to deliver 75-seater restaurant that embodies energy, style, and enthusiasm of southern Japan.

Japanese restaurant shopfront design for Shoryu ramen at Kensington High Street,  London

Blenheim Design successfully created the restaurant concept for the first franchise launch, with captivating interior that builds on the Shoyu’s rich past.

Jaoanese restaurant noren curtain detail, usually found at the entrance

Interior planning started with positioning of the open kitchen with counter seating ensuring that the mastery of the chefs are the true stars of the show.

Ramen kitchen with counter seating, ensuring that the mastery of the chefs are the true stars of the show.

The 14-seater cooking counter is constructed from split face Manzano stone, live edge oak and back illuminated panel filled with rice, demonstrating design confidence and technical knowledge of our design team.

Shoryu Japanese ramen restaurant counter design for Shoryu franchise on Kensington High street

Blenheim Design patented this feature for Shoryu Carnaby back in 2014. Tak Tokumine, loved this detail so much, they included it in Shoryu brand DNA.

Japanese restaurant educational  graphics above booth seating, London Kensington High Street

“I wanted to create fully engaging Japanese restaurant experience with a modern twist.“ Maja Myall – Blenheim Design Director

Hakata wall used in restaurant, Shoryu at Kensington High Street. Interior architecture and design by Blenheimdesign

We used exiting structural grid  to create seating pockets and changes in the wall finishes. Bespoke Hakata walls featuring black roof tiles set inside shikui plaster can be seen from the moment diners’ step through the noren curtains.

Ema wood boards 絵馬 used in restaurant to write wishes. restaurant by Blenheimdesign

Blond timber Ema boards with hand-written good luck wishes, often used in Shinto temples, adorn black painted wall. There is no superfluous detail here, every material, image and feature is inspired by the cultural and culinary heritage of the Shoryu brand.

Japanese bar in Kensington, interior architecture and desig by Blenheimdesign

Despite being on a busy Kensington High Street, guests are transported to Japan, experiencing the very best flavours of Fukuoka in a dining destination that is casual, charming and comfort.

Japanese restaurant in Kensington is inspired by Fukuoka. Restaurant designers blenheimdesign

We are delighted to see our latest project for Shoryu Ramen crafting a charismatic impression on Kensington High Street dining scene.

190 Kensington High St, London W8 7RG

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