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LA’s Urban Ramen Is Setting Up Shop in Detroit

The Japanese noodle shop arrives in October

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Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

Los Angeles-based noodle shop Urban Ramen is expanding to Detroit. The restaurant, which opened its first location in Hollywood in 2014, is opening its second location in the Motor City this fall.

Owner Kohei Robert, was born in the U.S. but raised in Japan, and has a background in fashion design, according to Eater LA. He worked with executive chef Yohei Uchida to develop the menu for the original location which features noodles served with chicken, pork, and vegan maitake mushroom and shoyu broth. The Sunset Boulevard outpost also serves sushi, rice bowls, and poke.

Robert tells Eater in an email that the restaurant will be located in the Midtown area in October. Stay tuned for more details on the exact location.


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In terms of sheer density of ramen shops, Detroit is relatively far behind other major cities. Still, the Southeast Michigan region does boast a few quality ramen shops such as Johnny Noodle King, Slurping Turtle, and Matsuchan. Meanwhile, Japanese ramen chain E.A.K. Ramen is also reportedly eyeing Detroit for a possible location.

Keep an eye out for more updates on Urban Ramen very soon.

Urban Ramen Website [Official]
Urban Ramen, A Boon to Hollywood Rameniacs and Late Night Diners [ELA]
Takara Morphing Into Urban Ramen in Hollywood [ELA]
All Expansions Coverage [ED]