Ippudo Central Park

Westfield scored Australia's very first outlet of Ippudo, Japan's most famous ramen chain. This location arrived a couple of years later, offering the same signature dishes such as Akamaru Shinaji, a 25-year-old tonkotsu recipe simmered for hours and topped with miso, garlic oil, pork, black mushroom and soybean sprouts.

The format is almost identical, too. The wood- and slate-accented room is geared for dine and dash, even if you take a few detours from the ramen by way of pork buns, gyoza or miso-marinated barramundi. The staff is expectedly efficient and will even let you choose from five different levels of firmness when it comes to your noodles. Just try finding that elsewhere.

Updated: July 17th, 2018

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