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LONDON (18th June, 2019) – This summer, Shoryu Ramen want to take customers on an adventure to transcend worlds with their new themed set menu as part of the official launch of FINAL FANTASY® XIV: SHADOWBRINGERS™.


The new three-course menu is available for just £24 from 1st to 21st July, with the Japanese restaurant offering gamers in Manchester, London and Oxford the opportunity to get their hands on exclusive in-game items to celebrate the launch of the critically-acclaimed MMO’s (Massively Multiplayer Online game’s) new expansion pack.


FINAL FANTASY XIV Online players enjoying the set menu will receive a code to unlock the in-game items Buttery Mogbiscuit (x 10) and  Fat Choco Choco (x 10), bringing even more deliciousness into the world of Hydaelyn. By using one of these items, players will be granted a +4% experience bonus for 30 minutes.


For starters, fans can choose from the extremely fluffy Moogle’s Favourite Buns with either a chicken or pumpkin filling. There’s also the option to try evil Ultros Takoyaki - a traditional Japanese battered octopus dish with a dark twist. Each dish will even come with their own FINAL FANTASY flags for fans to take away.


Moving through to the mains, customers can get to grips with the characters and scenarios of FINAL FANTASY XIV Online with dishes including the Meteor Survivor Ramen, also known as Shoryu’s much-loved White Natural Tofu Ramen. Other mains to choose from include the Miso Wafu Bahamut Ramen with Japanese fried chicken or the Signature Ganso Behemoth Ramen topped with BBQ pork belly.


Finally, visitors will be able to indulge their sweet tooth with desserts such as Paladin Mochi -traditional sticky Mochi ice cream balls with powerful flavour. Gaming fans can also try the unique Matcha flavoured Chocobo’s Gysahl Cheesecake and for those who prefer a savoury dish to finish, they can enjoy a Sweet Popoto Tart made with sweet potato and decorated with swords to prepare diners to head into battle!


After a hefty three courses, gaming fans can wash down their meal with a choice of three tasty drinks, Ishgardian Tea, a Milky Iced Hoji Cha tea, Red Mage, the traditional milky calpico soft drink with crushed fresh strawberries or the epic fire of the Phoenix Down cocktail! A legendary fan favourite and healing item in the acclaimed series.


If that isn’t enough for a FINAL FANTASY XIV Online fix, then customers can enter Shoryu’s social media competition. Fans can win by sharing a snap of their FINAL FANTASY XIV: SHADOWBRINGERS menu in using the hashtag #ShoryuFinalFantasyXIV.  By entering the competition, fans could be in with the chance to win a grand prize of a brand new 4K Smart TV with a FINAL FANTASY XIV: SHADOWBRINGERS branded Playstation 4 Console as well as a copy of the FINAL FANTASY XIV Online Complete Edition on Playstation 4 - not one to be missed for gaming fans!


Anyone not quite lucky enough to get the star prize needn’t worry as there will be five copies of FINAL FANTASY XIV Online Complete Edition for Playstation 4 available for runners-up.


For more information please visit the website:


Players may pre-order all versions of Shadowbringers at the official pre-order website here:  

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Official Twitter®: @FF_XIV_EN



For press enquiries and further information about Shoryu Ramen please contact Rebecca Hanberry at or call 07854135834.


Shoryu Ramen New Oxford Street: 84 New Oxford Street, London, WC1A 1HB

Shoryu Ramen Covent Garden: 35 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5AA

Shoryu Ramen Manchester: 1 Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester, M1 1RG

Shoryu Ramen Oxford: 134 The Westgate, Queens Street, Oxford, OX1 1PB



About Shoryu Ramen


From the team behind Japan Centre, Shoryu Ramen launched in November 2012 and has been recommended in the Michelin Guide 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. Shoryu Ramen specialises in Hakata tonkotsu ramen from the Hakata district of Fukuoka city on the southern island of Kyushu, Japan. Hakata tonkotsu ramen is a style of ramen made with a thick, rich, white pork soup and thin, straight ramen noodles. Our Hakata tonkotsu ramen recipe has been specially created by our Executive Chef Kanji Furukawa who was born and raised in Hakata, to provide the UK with highly crafted, genuine tonkotsu rarely found outside Japan. Shoryu's owner Tak Tokumine is also a native of Fukuoka city and along with Kanji is dedicated to championing his hometown’s local speciality.


The Team

Tak Tokumine - Shoryu Ramen and Japan Centre CEO

A successful entrepreneur and a key figure in the ethnic food market, Tak gained invaluable business skills working for his family’s steel mill in Fukuoka, before marrying and settling in the UK in 1975. Opening the first Japan Centre on London’s Brewer Street in 1980, the Japan Centre has become one of the most influential Japanese stores in the UK and Europe, recently opening their latest flagship site on Panton Street.

Kanji Furukawa - Executive Chef

A native of Hakata for 31 years and a certified Washoku chef, Kanji was head hunted by Tak and first joined Japan Centre as Head Chef of Toku, the company's contemporary Japanese restaurant, before establishing Shoryu Ramen in 2012. Honing Shoryu's tonkotsu recipe over several months, Kanji is immensely proud of the authentic flavours Shoryu achieves and makes regular trips back to Hakata to work with his contemporaries, keeping up with the latest techniques and trends.



Take part in the next saga of the critically acclaimed FINAL FANTASY XIV Online with the third legendary expansion pack—SHADOWBRINGERS!

Hero becomes villain as the Warrior of Light embraces the dark, and embarks upon an adventure that transcends worlds. Pore over these records─learn about the lands and the foes that await─and prepare for the trials ahead.

Available on 2nd July for Playstation 4, PC, Mac and Steam, join over 16 million adventurers worldwide for the next chapter and become what you must. Become the Warrior of Darkness!


About Square Enix Ltd.

Square Enix Ltd. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content in Europe and other PAL territories as part of the Square Enix group of companies. Square Enix Ltd. also has a global network of leading development studios such as Crystal Dynamics® and Eidos Montréal. The Square Enix group of companies boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 144 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 78 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 74 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix Ltd. is a London-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.


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