Having wowed diners at their pop-up above Chinese restaurant Shuang Shuang, Yamagoya has found a permanent home in Waterloo.

Founded in 1969 by a Japanese lorry driver, Yamagoya specialises in ramen, including their namesake dish which consists of handmade noodles in tonkotsu broth, pork belly, bamboo shoots, mushrooms and an egg. The venue also serves the signature rainbow cake; a water-droplet-like dish that is made from agar powder only found in Japan.

Take a seat at the communal dining table and choose from a variety of dishes. Alongside ramen and rainbow cake, the menu also includes ice cream in flavours from matcha mochi to green tea. Seaweed and tofu can be ordered as snacks and there's also a dedicated take away counter serving special lunches like chicken katsu.


  • Happily Affordable ££
  • None
  • No minimum age


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 11:30 22:30
Tuesday 11:30 22:30
Wednesday 11:30 22:30
Thursday 11:30 22:30
Friday 11:30 22:30
Saturday 12:00 22:30
Sunday 12:00 22:00



Yamagoya, Yamagoya, The Cut, SE1 8LZ



Nearest Station

Waterloo (Tube)


  • Cuisines

    This venue serves Asian/Oriental and International food.

  • A word from the chef:

    Yamagoya serves ramen and rainbow cakes in casual settings.

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