Posted by Foobooz on January 2nd, 2013
Cheu Noodle Bar has a home and a opening target. Ben Puchowitz of Matyson and Shawn Darragh are aiming to open before the end of February at the former Maru Global at 255 South 10th Street.
The interior has been gutted and new equipment is now being installed. There will be an open kitchen with bar seats along the line. The ramen spot will have room for 30 people and is working on securing a liquor license.
The menu will have be broken down by vegetables, snacks and noodles. Darragh also promises one or two other sections, “but we have to keep something secret.”
Cheu Noodle Bar [Official Site]
Posted by Foobooz on November 1st, 2012
Matyson chef Ben Puchowitz is still working towards opening his but in the meantime he’s gotten a hankering for ramen. So right now the 19th Street BYOB is offering a $10 bowl of chicken ramen on its lunch menu.
Matyson [Official Site]
Posted by Foobooz on October 10th, 2012
Hiro Ramen is opening tomorrow at 1102 Chestnut Street. The ramen spot will begin serving at 5 p.m. and follow up with regular lunch and dinner hours on Friday.
Hiro will serve several staple menu items but their namesake Hiro ramen will be updated bi-weekly as they search for new flavors and “discover their own cuisine.”
Hiro Ramen Hours:
Tuesday – Sunday Lunch: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Tuesday – Sunday Dinner: 5 p.m. -11 p.m.
Posted by Foobooz on September 28th, 2012
We checked in with Dan Zhao, chef and proprietor of the upcoming Hiro Ramen House at 11th and Chestnut Streets. Zhao hosted a staff and family preview last Saturday and were on the verge of opening. But based on feedback, they’re fine-tuning the concept a bit before swinging open the doors. Zhao and his team is tweaking the menu so it is entirely “MSG free, organic, locally sourced and slightly healthier.”
So no exact opening date as of yet, but it sounds like it will be a better product when it does open.
Hiro Ramen House [Official Site]
Posted by Foobooz on September 14th, 2012
Cheu has found a home! Midtown Village here we come….
9/13/12 5:18 PM
Cheu Noodle Bar announced via Twitter that they have settled on a space in Midtown Village. Shawn Darragh and Matyson’s Ben Puchowitz, who are behind the concept which has done a series of ramen pop-ups, are remaining mum on where exactly for now. But it looks like the booming Center City neighborhood is going to remain hot.
Ramen is indeed a thing now in Philadelphia:
Posted by Aubrey Nagle on August 29th, 2012
We now have details on the new noodle house opening at 4040 Locust. Ramen Bar, helmed by Dean Leevongcharoen, will be softly opening shortly after Labor Day, pending a final health inspection. The modern restaurant will hold 50-60 guests for appetizers, ten varieties of ramen and Japanese entrees. Most importantly, of course, Ramen Bar will have a liquor license for sake and beer.
The location will bring a lot of students to Ramen Bar, but Dean insists that he wants his noodle house to welcome everyone from the area to hang out and watch a Phillies game on the restaurant’s TVs. An open kitchen will add another attraction to the West Philly spot.
Look for the full menu after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Aubrey Nagle on July 24th, 2012
Philadelphia really needs another ramen place, right? Lucky for us yet another is opening up at 1102 Chestnut called Hiro Ramen House. While not much is known about their opening Hiro seems to already be tackling a web presence. Their fancy website shows some pretty bowls of ramen and a menu of four choices (including something called the Gates of Hell) while their Facebook page says they will be opening in August. Their Twitter account is tweet-less for now but maybe some time soon an opening date will appear. Until then we’ll just be happy that more noddles are coming.
Hiro Ramen House [Official Website]