This London DIY Ramen Bar Features A Robot Fried Chicken Chef

By Olivia Emily

1 month ago

SABA Ramen is a futuristic spot

Ramen fan? So are we. But, now open in Kensington, SABA is a ramen bar with a difference. Not only does SABA offer DIY ramen, but a resident robot chef also cooks up mouthwatering KFC (that’s Korean fried chicken, just fyi) in the same store. Here are all of the juicy details, plus where to find it.

SABA: London’s First Permanent DIY Ramen Bar

Visiting Kensington Palace, the Royal Albert Hall, or just strolling through west London? If you’ve worked up an appetite and you have a hankering for ramen, this new Korean convenience store might be the answer to your prayers.

We’re talking about SABA, a new ramen bar slash food shop perched on the iconic High Street Kensington. Step inside and you’ll be welcomed by a wall of ramen options: 25 flavours to choose from spanning seafood to kimchi, which are then dropped into a bowl, topped up with boiling water and finished with an array of toppings of your choice. It’s a simple machine akin to a rudimentary coffee machine you might find in a train station, but the unique ease factor is certainly a draw. SABA transforms packetted ramen into a hearty, wholesome meal in a matter of minutes.

@sabasabauk We have OPENED our store SABA!!! 🎉🎊 We are bringing you the authentic Korean experience here in the UK with our ramen machines straight from the motherland 🍜🇰🇷 When feeling hungry and wanting something quick to eat while craving craving cosy and delicious food at the same time, come in store and you will have the decision to pick from over 25 types of ramens! WITH the option of over 5 toppings 😍 Your ramen cooking time will be ready to make in as little as 5 minutes! ⏱️ Will you be stopping by? Don’t miss out 🙌🏻😉 #sabaramen #sabauk #koreanramenbar #koreanramen #런던라면 #londonkoreanramen #ramenbar #라면 #ramen #kpop #kdrama ♬ original sound – SABA

Elsewhere, pay a visit to SABA’s resident robot chef cooking up Korean fried chicken, with three flavours to enjoy: original, sweet chilli or garlic soy. Or stop by the supermarket to stock up on cooking essentials, drinks, cakes, and ready-to-eat kimbap.

Open until 11pm, SABA is a one-stop-shop to feed hunger in all of its forms. Indeed, the store’s website declares: ‘SABA is not just your ordinary corner store; it’s your gateway to a taste of ever-changing Korean city life. We don’t just sell products; we offer an experience.’


SABA is open everyday from 11am–11pm at 29 Kensington High St, London W8 5NP.