FoodFood Hall Firsts: Shujinko Express

  • July 10, 2019
  • St. Collins Lane

As Melbourne’s first 24-hour ramen restaurant, Shujinko is a local institution. You would be hard-pressed to find someone who has not stopped by one of its inner-city restaurants for a fast lunch date or late-night feed following a night out.

The restaurant’s motto is “put your heart into the noodles and your love into the soup”, and that is clear from the first sip. The traditional pork-based broth is boiled for over 12 hours to bring out the deepest and richest flavours, then it is topped with the freshest local ingredients.

The char-grilled charsiu has been hailed the best in town by many, but vegetarians are not forgotten with a vegetable and mushroom offering. Regardless of which soul-warming bowl of soup you choose, the hearty broth and noodle dish is enough to make your day.

While ramen is no doubt the hero of the story, Shujinko has something for everyone with hand-made gyoza and noodles on offer as well.

Shujinko Express is located at the St. Collins Lane Food Hall on Level 2. Find out more at

Not feeling Japanese? The Food Hall is brimming with a variety of options to satisfy your post-shopping cravings.