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Otaku Ramen Gulch

1104 Division Street, Nashville, TN 37203

HOURS

MONDAY - closed

LUNCH
Monday-Friday
11a-2:30p

DINNER
Monday-Friday
5p-10p

ALL-DAY
Saturday-Sunday
Noon-10pm


 

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Otaku Ramen at POP To-Go

604 Gallatin Ave. #203, Nashville, TN 37206

HOURS

MONDAY - closed
TUESDAY - closed

DINNER
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
5p-10p

ALL DAY
Sunday
Noon-10pm

PHONE  615-454-5713 (orders are online only)
EMAIL  poptogo@popnashville.com



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About


CHEF & FOUNDER SARAH GAVIGAN

CHEF & FOUNDER SARAH GAVIGAN

In the summer of 2012, Sarah Gavigan returned to her native Tennessee after almost 20 years in Los Angeles and found that Nashville was ramenless.

Gavigan lasted two ramen-less years before she decided to dedicate herself to learning the craft of making traditional ramen. While helping chef Tyler Brown (formerly of Capital Grill) in the Glen Leven Garden one day, she discovered that the Japanese aromatic Shiso, grew wild in Middle Tennessee.  

Surprised, she dug deeper and found that  Nashville sits on almost the exact same latitude as Tokyo. Many of the same vegetables and flavors were similar. Middle Tennessee is renowned for it's prized country ham, and heritage pigs meant there were hundreds of local farms able to provide bones, which are necessary to make succulent TN Tonkotsu (pork bone) ramen broth. It all made perfect sense. 

After testing recipes with friends, she started doing pop-ups all over town with great success. Finally, in 2014 Gavigan and her husband Brad opened POP Nashville, which housed Otaku South until May 2015 when construction began on OTAKU RAMEN. In December of 2015 OTAKU RAMEN opened in the Gulch neighborhood of Nashville

Gavigan's menu for the shop is focused on ramen made using traditional techniques taught to her by mentor and Chef, Shigetoshi Nakamura, using the styles of ramen she loves. 

The namesake cookbook RAMEN OTAKU is currently being authored by Chef Gavigan and will be released by Penguin Random House in the FALL of 2018.

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