Ramen Ryoma, which has at least three locations planned for San Diego, has just opened its second outpost in Pacific Beach. The Japanese eatery, which debuted in Kearny Mesa last summer, has an original branch in Beaverton, Oregon. Chef/owner Yoshinari Ichise tells Eater that he’s hosting a grand opening event on January 19 and 20 at both the Kearny Mesa and Pacific Beach locations that will offer half-price ramen.
Operating Monday through Saturday from noon to 11 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 10 p.m., the Garnet Avenue shop features its signature Sapporo-style ramen, which combines a miso base with a pork bone broth. Other ramen varieties include a shio (salt) and shoyu (soy sauce) based soup. Each comes with hand-massaged noodles, designed to retain their texture in hot soup, and pork chashu that’s boiled in soup stock for five hours before soaking in a special sauce. then soaked in our original “Tare” sauce. Other dishes include Japanese-style sausages cooked in a beer bath, rice bowls, buns, and snacks ranging from takoyaki to fried chicken karaage.
Ichise says that his Hillcrest location, which spans 2,800-square-feet and will include a second floor loft and sake bar, is scheduled to open on University Avenue in May.