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May 25, 2013 10:12 AM

Yume Wo Katare Closing for a long spell this summer

Saw a sign on their do - closed like late June through early August. So hopefully people don't have jiro ramen itches to scratch in July.

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  1. Tiny kitchen, tiny place, a single food, open in october (?), lines every day, close for the month of july?

    " Oh, it will never work here in the u.s.! You constantly have to expand your menu! More Seats! Open two or three other branches, (hopefully one in Vegas) until you cant control the product but you are on TV!"

    a deep bow to Tsuyoshi-san, have a good trip home, and return to us to prove that it can be done.

    1. Does anyone know the exact date they're closing? My buddy is coming into town next week and we were hoping to go on Tuesday.

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      1. re: calvnhobs6

        According to Eater Boston, Yume Wo Katare's summer hiatus begins June 23 and ends August 8.

        1. re: MC Slim JB

          I'll claim that one -- went w/ the fiancee for dinner during the heat wave (still a line!) and saw the signs he put up. I forgot to take a picture of the sign, else that's what would've gone up in the Eater article.

      2. Has anyone found some days or times of day where the line isn't so long?

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        1. re: croutonweb

          They have reconfigured the layout to add more seats. I was there midweek around 6 and walked right in.

          They also now scream out "Good Job!" if you finish the noodles and "Perfect!" if you finish the noodles and broth.

          1. re: ac106

            They also seem to be encouraging customers to join in on yelling out cheers like "Good job!" - at least the Japanese customers, from what I could pick up with my limited Japanese.

            1. re: croutonweb

              Went last night at 6:15 - there were a few people outside waiting for the rest of their group to join, so my group of four was brought in right away, ordered, and waited about 5 minutes to sit down. By the time we left, there were probably about 15 people waiting outside. The new seating layout worked very well for when they had to move people around throughout the night to accommodate different sized groups.

              Two of us were "perfect", two of us were "good job." I'm already looking forward to coming back when they re-open. Sure, it's super salty, super greasy, and super garlicky, but that's why you don't eat it every day! I absolutely love this place, and it helped ease the pain of the Bruins loss.