We started out of a house on the east side making five courses for 10 people, it turned into restaurant take-overs with 300 people waiting in line in 25 degree weather. We spent the pandemic shutdown of 2020 running takeout ramen to parked cars in a downtown alley. When we say we started a party and it turned into a restaurant, that's the truth.
We are not an authentic ramen shop, though we do our damndest to make our ramen with intention and respect for ramen culture and history. We feel it is important to authentically be ourselves and to embrace the spirit of creativity and innovation that is ramen, while staying true to the working class sensibility of the dish.
We make EVERYTHING in house, noodles, broth, tare, toppings, & oils. We love the south cause we live in the south, so you'll see us using that southern magic in our bowls.
We take the food & hospitality a lot more seriously than we take ourselves.
We believe in こだわり kodawari, the obsessive pursuit of perfection. & we believe that fast food can be great food. Slurp it hot, slurp it fast.
We believe in dreams, rock n roll, and noodle soup.
We are now open in our new location inside of BEARDED IRIS Brewery at Sylvan Supply on Charlotte Ave and 42nd Ave in West Nashville.
* "the ramen shop that doesn't make its own noodles is just a soup shop" -Chef Sano Minoru The Ramen Devil