A Look Inside: Two Ten Jack

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Two Ten Jack is a new restaurant concept opening in Nashville, and it’s creating a buzz on the East side. Two Ten Jack will officially open in Monday, January 27th at 4pm. You have to try the ramen and the drinks on tap, see menus here.

Address: 1900 Eastland Avenue, #105, Nashville, TN 37206


  • Monday: 4pm – 10pm
  • Tuesday: 4pm – 10pm
  • Wednesday: 4pm – 10pm
  • Thursday: 4pm – 10pm
  • Friday: 4pm – Midnight
  • Saturday: 4pm – Midnight
  • Sunday: closed (for now)

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Two Ten Jack, named after the Japanese card game, is Nashville’s very first “izakaya,” a restaurant approach already popular in cities like San Francisco, New York City, Austin and Denver. According to co-owner Patrick Burke, “The izakaya is where people can let loose after a long day. It’s a community-focused, unpretentious gathering place where you can rub elbows with your boss, co-workers, and friends. It’s the fun side of Japan.”

After spending time in Japan, Burke was really inspired to bring the izakaya concept to Nashville. “I got passionate about creating the perfect neighborhood restaurant. I’ve been a fan of East Nashville for a long time, and it seemed like the perfect place for an izakaya.”

Jason McConnell, who brought us Red Pony, 55 South, and Cork and Cow, is Burke’s business partner and Culinary Director. Executive Chef Jess Benefield rounds-out the team.

Two Ten Jack introduces two other firsts in Nashville: made-from-scratch “kodawari” ramen and Japanese shochu, an alcoholic beverage. As a ramen house, Two Ten Jack is taking great pride in their use of local ingredients combined with the authentic, gourmet ramen. They also have an array of cocktails, wine, shochu and sake available on tap.

The East Nashville building Two Ten Jack occupies is near The Silly Goose and Ugly Mugs. The outside looks pretty plain, but the inside is sophisticated, yet cozy. You see the exposed kitchen as soon as you walk in, which makes you feel welcome while finding your seat. There is a large bar in the center of the space, anchoring the energy within the restaurant. There are booths, small tables and long community tables filling every nook. The openness and flow create a comfortable, neighborly vibe.

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