Toombul Shopping Centre’s anticipated dining and entertainment precinct UPSTAIRS blew us away when it opened, adding a bunch of brand-new foodie spots to try. One of the first on our list was ramen joint Niku Ramen, which joined the ranks of Dapple + Waver and Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq, Little Red Dumpling and Il Gancio when it opened in late 2019. Boasting a colourful interior with booth seating and plenty of room to swing a noodle around, Niku Ramen’s menu needs to be seen to be believed. This noodle joint boasts 15 kinds of ramen to try, ranging from rich classic tonkotsu, soy chicken-based Tokyo ramen, wonton ramen, miso-chicken based butter-corn ramen and negimiso ramen. These steam-hot bowls of goodness are joined by a selection of udon dishes, donburi rice bowls, stir-fried eats and sides (seaweed fries, anyone?) as well as matcha ice-cream, mocktails, iced green teas, soft drinks and hot genmai tea.