A Japanese chef planning a new eatery in Hillcrest will also be opening locations in Kearny Mesa and Pacific Beach. Ramen Ryoma, which is under construction on University Avenue, was originally scheduled to launch this fall but is now slated to open next year. The 2,800-square-foot restaurant will also feature a second floor loft and bar pouring 10 beers on tap and a variety of sake.
However, San Diegans will be able to taste Ramen Ryoma soon, as chef/owner Yoshinari Ichise preps to open his first local restaurant in Kearny Mesa at 9119 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard. Ichise tell Eater that the Kearny Mesa location will open in August, with operating hours from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
A longtime restaurateur in Nevada, Ichise owns Hachi Japanese Izakaya, Sushi Twister and Ramen Sora in Las Vegas along with the well-respected Ramen Ryoma in Southwest Portland. Ramen Ryoma’s menu will be a combination of house signature ramen and the small plates, ranging from appetizers to sashimi and sushi rolls, that can be found at a Japanese izakaya.
Specializing in Sapporo-style miso ramen, based on a long-simmered pork bone broth mixed with a miso base that will be made in small, 12-serving batches, Ramen Ryoma will serve hand-massaged “temomi noodles” that purportedly retain their texture hot soup. The ramen will also be offered with shio and shoyu broth options.
In addition to the Hillcrest and Clairemont locations, Ramen Ryoma will also be opening this fall in Pacific Beach. Scheduled for a November debut, the restaurant will be located at 825 Garnet Avenue in a space that has house several other ramen shops.