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Bones Ramen

Choose from four bowls of ramen at this tiny 20-seat ramen bar tucked away down Bayswater Road.
By Ben Hansen
March 08, 2022
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By Ben Hansen
March 08, 2022
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Bones is a slick 20-seat ramen restaurant hidden right on the border of Potts Point and Rushcutters Bay. The hidden gem opened at the beginning of 2022 with Michael Mu Sung of Farmhouse and Jeremy & Sons at the helm.

You'll find it across the road from Farmhouse, decked out in red brick, ocean blue tiles and parquet wood floors courtesy of design firm, Guru Projects. It's walk-in only with ten of the seats overlooking the ramen action in the kitchen, while the other ten are outside, ready for sunny days and brisk nights.

"Bones is our chance to serve something that we love and in our own style. The ramen dishes themselves are high-quality, something we felt was missing from the Elizabeth Bay/Potts Point dining precinct," explains Mu Sung.

As for the ramen, it's a tight, spicy menu, stuffed with seasonal ingredients and headed up by Jacob Riwaka — whose previous culinary experience spans years at Newtown favourite Rising Sun Workshop and Cornersmith restaurants.

"Unique to Bones will be our in-house production, barrelling and storage of taré, which is the soy seasoning for the broths. Controlling this from the restaurant means we're able to ensure continuity across our bowls at the highest possible standard," Riwaka says.

Scan the menu and you'll find four specialty ramen bowls. These change but generally include pork, chicken, seafood and vegetarian options. Highlights include the brothless chicken alfredo mazemen bowl which comes topped with a rich creamy sauce, soy egg and smoked chilli; or niboshi shio seafood soup with prawn dumplings, scallops and shallots.

Looking for a complete feast? Add snacks and sides like fried chicken, spicy potato salad and prawn toast — plus a small but tasty selection of drinks including a gentle pét-nat and local craft beers like Sailor's Grave and Yulli's.

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