The steadily-growing Tajima Ramen group has opened its seventh location near the corner of 30th Street and Adams Avenue. The new eatery spans 1,300-square-feet in a 1930s era Art Deco building that it shares with charming French neighbor, Et Voila bistro.
All food and drink will be 50% for its grand opening tonight; Tajima will be open from 5 to 10:30 p.m. for dinner service this week, but closed on Tuesday, November 8. Next week will extend to daily lunch service, and the eatery is considering adding late night hours next month. The menu here is identical to its other locations in Hillcrest and the East Village locations, featuring appetizers, sushi rolls, and rice bowls and the main attraction, chef Sam Morikizono’s five variations of specialty ramen, plus 12 taps of beer, and wine and sake.
Designed by BASILE Studio, it references the original Japanese Deco facade of the building, incorporating existing wood together with custom BASILE elements including lighting fixtures, levered doors, and furniture.
With plans to open at least one new ramen shop per year, Tajima shared that it's currently looking into coastal North County neighborhoods. It will also tackle a remodel of its Mercury Street location in Kearny Mesa, also in partnership with BASILE Studio, that will include new communal seating and fire features.