Much anticipated West Coast noodle bar import Urban Ramen is set to debut its Detroit outpost in Midtown next month. The restaurant, which has been in the works since last August, confirmed on social media on Sunday that it would open at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 2, in the former Falafill space at 4206 Woodward Ave.
Urban Ramen is expected to offer a similar menu to its original restaurant on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles with options like spicy miso ramen. The Detroit restaurant will feature a noodle machine at the entrance of the business, so customers can see the process first hand before eating a bowl of fresh ramen noodles. Urban Ramen also serves a variety of broths such a chicken, pork, and vegan maitake mushroom-shoyu.
This is only the second location for Urban Ramen, whose owner Kohei Robert and executive chef Yohei Uchida opened the Hollywood location four years ago. Explaining the reasons behind the expansion earlier this year, Robert told Eater that he paid several visits to friends in Detroit in recent years and “fell in love with the city.”
Robert added: “We felt that Detroit is filled with great potential to expand and share our ramen.” Roberts did not have plans for any other expansions at the time, but was open to bringing Urban Ramen to other cities. Stay tuned for more updates on the Detroit location.
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