20 Jan Gogyo Fitzroy, Fitzroy
Gogyo has been on my list of places to try in Sydney for a few years now. I’ve never had the opportunity to go, since I don’t go to Sydney often, but now I’ve satisfied my curiosity – Gogyo is now in Fitzroy. Gogyo sets out to have more of a neighbourhood feel and focus than other ramen chains. You won’t feel rushed out the door; it’s slower paced and each bowl of ramen is individually prepared to order.
Although known for their kogashi, or ‘burnt’ ramen, the a la carte menu at Gogyo is fully fleshed out with small, medium and large dishes. The Kingfish Carpaccio is light and fresh thanks to pickled fennel and finger lime, and the sansho pepper sauce lingers on the tongue, similar to sichuan pepper. Also delicious are the Wagyu Tataki 7+, and the tender Wagyu Steak Chimichurri which are thoughtfully paired with complementary flavours and textures.
Unlike its sister chain Ippudo where you choose whatever noodle type suits your fancy, here at Gogyo they decide what noodles best suit the dish. All the ramen we try are are very satisfying, but our favourite is the kogashi shoyu. Both kogashi ramen varieties have a rich, smokey flavour, melt-in-the-mouth chashu, and noodles with a good bite. Don’t worry about your clothes getting soup splatter all over them either. You’ll get bibs to shield your clothes as you slurp up those noodles.
Both the elastic-textured yuzu sorbet and red bean ice cream are made in house, and they’re the perfect way refresh the palate after a hearty bowl of ramen.
We were thoroughly impressed with our visit to Gogyo and I’d happily return, especially for another bowl of that Kogashi Shoyu Ramen.
Disclaimer: I was invited to Gogyo Fitzroy as a guest, however, opinions expressed here are purely my own, and are based on my experience at the time
413 Brunswick St
Fitzroy VIC 3065
(03) 9417 7474