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Shoyuken's Hiyashi Chuka, available on the new lunch menu, was this year's winner at Broad Appétit
[12/1 Update: As of Monday, Nov. 30, Shoryuken Ramen no longer serves lunch.]
Rejoice, ravenous ramen fanatics! You can now have ramen 24/7! OK, maybe not, but wouldn't that be great if it were true? You can, however, have ramen for lunch at one of your favorite neighborhood noodle spots, because Shoryuken Ramen starts its new lunch service on Monday, Aug. 31.
The pop-up-turned-brick-and-mortar will serve lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, with a menu that's just a smidge different from the one you've found at dinner. Starting Monday, you can expect the same delicious ramen bowls created by Shoryuken’s chef, Will Richardson, along with two other lunchable options, and the menu will hopefully grow in the future.
"We are open to expanding the menu — ramen takes 24 hours to make — but don’t want to run out of ramen for our dinner crowd,” says Sarah Choi, Shoryuken’s marketing guru/Girl Friday.
The limited lunch menu will function as a test as the ramen shop expands its hours, offering the Shoryuken Classic, Veggie Classic and Hiyashi Chuka (cold ramen in a soy and tahini vinaigrette) bowls at $10, the same cost at dinner, along with Smothered Tots and Steam Buns, $7 and $8, respectively.
"We are going to treat it like a soft opening for the first couple of days," says Choi, "I think the community will support it."
Shoryuken Ramen is located at 900 W. Franklin St. and begins lunch service at 11:30 a.m. next Monday, Aug. 31.