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Finally Durham is getting a Ramen Shop and Izakaya

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burgeoningfoodie Dec 9, 2013 07:44 AM

http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/12/0...

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    burgeoningfoodie Dec 9, 2013 07:45 AM

    I have been saying with every restaurant closing in either Chapel Hill or Durham that there needed to be a damn ramen shop or yakitori bar.. I hope this does well. The showing at the Hakanai pop up was pretty good. Thank goodness it isn't another burger or pizza place.

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      bbqme Dec 9, 2013 11:14 AM

      Definitely looking forward to this. Given my office is nearby, if they're good they will have a loyal customer.

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        chazzer Dec 9, 2013 11:30 AM

        I hope it is good, this has the possibility of being made too trendy.

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          Tom from Raleigh Dec 9, 2013 01:19 PM

          Awesome. Love the concept! Pretty bad negotiating tho to let the plans out before signing a lease for a location.

          We will definately be trying this place.

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            bbqme Dec 9, 2013 06:08 PM

            I dunno, a savvy negotiator might be able to use the buzz to one's advantage. Besides, the owners are downtown Durham vets.

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              Rory Dec 9, 2013 07:40 PM

              oh this sounds super.

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                chazzer Dec 10, 2013 07:55 AM

                They may have a letter of intent and are only negotiating the lease.

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                  Tom from Raleigh Dec 11, 2013 08:02 AM

                  Cool. I've been wanting an izakaya to come here for years. I'm glad its not in Raleigh

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          durhamois Dec 9, 2013 09:29 PM

          Amen, burgeoningfoodie

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          burgeoningfoodie Dec 10, 2013 06:28 AM

          Time will tell but I can't imagine (if it is good) not doing fairly well. The major issue may just be parking. I think they have a space planned out but I may have misread.

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            burgeoningfoodie Dec 13, 2013 12:59 PM

            Also.. Rose's Meat and Sweets is doing Ramen lunch every Weds from 11-2 I believe it is.

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              HitBullWinSteak Dec 13, 2013 01:52 PM

              I think they're doing the Ramen on Fridays. They had it today at least.

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                whiteonyellow Dec 14, 2013 09:15 AM

                any comments on how it was?

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                  HitBullWinSteak Dec 14, 2013 09:23 AM

                  I haven't had it yet, just saw them post about it on facebook yesterday. If they have it next Friday, I'll go by and check it out since I'll have the day off.

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