Ninja Ramen opens in Englewood
Ninja Ramen is situated at 375 W. Nationwide Street subsequent door to Englewood Metropolis Corridor and Hearth Station 98.
Ann Chen, who owns the restaurant with Chef Jin (Allen) Li, mentioned after opening Ozu at 852 Union Blvd. 10 years in the past, their prospects have change into household. By way of many conversations with their prospects, Chen realized they had been touring all through the realm for ramen, prompting them to open a ramen restaurant inside their neighborhood.
Ninja Ramen can have seaweed and squid salad along with quite a lot of appetizers like pork and hen dumplings, calamari rings, edamame and rather more. The restaurant has six various kinds of ramen that includes pork, grilled hen, seafood, greens and beef. Prospects may add extra toppings.
Chef Li is thought for being inventive in addition to choosy concerning the elements he makes use of, Chen mentioned. For instance, the broth for the ramen is produced from pork bone and different contemporary elements that boils for a number of hours.
Paula Johnson, a longtime buyer and former meals critic for Dayton Metropolis Paper, first met the house owners years in the past when she wrote a evaluate about Ozu and has been a loyal buyer ever since. She mentioned she will be able to’t wait for his or her new restaurant to open.
“Nobody deserves it greater than them,” Johnson mentioned. “They’re extremely hardworking and the meals is top-notch and great.”
Johnson travels 45 minutes from Germantown weekly to get sushi from Ozu.
“Everybody who walks via the door appears to know Ann and Allen,” Johnson mentioned. “One of many great issues about them is they’re so open and welcoming that individuals instantly really feel comfy and need to come again.”
Since buying the previous area of China Palace in August 2022, the house owners have reworked the restaurant. Ninja Ramen will even provide a full-service bar. The restaurant will seat 72 to 80 individuals.
Invoice Singer, improvement director for the Metropolis of Englewood, believes Ninja Ramen might be a constructive for the neighborhood.
“It is thrilling to have a unique eating expertise,” Singer mentioned. “They’ve put quite a lot of work into this area.”
Ninja Ramen be part of a number of different institutions which have opened this 12 months in Englewood together with: — Full Circle Brewgarden, a brand new brewery and kombuchery that includes a backyard with round 300 completely different plant species, is situated at 324 Union Blvd. subsequent to JD’s Previous Customary Frozen Custard. — The Cookieologist and Slide Via’s ghost kitchen idea at 322 Union Blvd., additionally subsequent to JD’s Previous Customary Frozen Custard. — El Rancho Grande, a Mexican restaurant, situated at 7712 Hoke Rd.