DO YOU TAKE RESERVATIONS?
No. Walk-ups only and small groups preferred. We are a small shop, seating patrons at every seat, and making wait times shorter in the long run. Sometimes that means a table for two is available before a table for three, even though both parties came in the door at the same time.
HOW LONG IS YOUR WAIT RIGHT NOW?
Give us a call or come by to put your name on the wait list, then hang out at a neighboring bar or take a walk around the Gulch. We will text you when your table is ready.
HOW IS THIS DIFFERENT FROM THE STUFF I ATE IN COLLEGE?
We make traditional ramen using regional ingredients. We start with bone broth; simply water and bones that we slowly cook it until every ounce of goodness has melted into the broth, giving it a rich, viscous, hearty flavor and texture. Our noodles are custom made by a third generation family-owned company that have been our partners since day one (they actually shipped Otaku South 100 free noodles for her very first pop-up). Each style of broth is paired with a special shape of noodle that is designed to taste perfect with it (the same way you’d want to serve linguine, not orzo, with a cream sauce). Ramen noodles are wheat based and made with “kansui” (think baking powder) which makes them alkaline and gives them the strength to hold up in the rich broth.
WHY DO I NEED TO SLURP AND EAT QUICKLY?
It may takes days to make your bowl, but it should only take minutes to eat it. Our kitchen staff works hard to ensure your bowl reaches the table when the ramen is at its peak. The broth should be piping hot and the noodles should be a little bit al dente because they keep cooking as you eat. You have about a ten minute window to slurp down your ramen while this balance of flavor, temperature and texture exists. Slurping is efficient, a compliment to the chef, and coats your lips in the rich broth in such a wonderful way. We suggest you taste your broth first- if you need more seasoning, just ask!
DO YOU HAVE TAKEOUT?
Takeout is now available for lunch and dinner.
Pickup orders must be placed on site
Delivery exclusively through FAVOR