Otaku Ramen, a Japanese-inspired ramen restaurant, opens in the Gulch on Saturday, December 19, 2015. Chef Sarah Gavigan is behind Otaku Ramen, which originally launched as the pop-up restaurant Otaku South in 2013. Gavigan’s pop-up has gained a loyal following over the years, causing the need for a dedicated space.
“After three years of learning and serving our beloved ramen, we are so excited to introduce Nashville to Otaku Ramen just time in for Christmas,” says Gavigan.
Gavigan will continue to use traditional methods to prepare the ramen, which requires using locally-sourced pork bones for the ramen broth. Otaku Ramen’s menu will feature various styles of ramen, including Paitan, Shoyu, and Gavigan’s popular Tennessee Tonkotsu, along with favorites from Otaku South’s menu, such as Hot Chicken Buns and Okonomiyaki. Ben Clemons, owner and bartender at No. 308, is leading the Japanese-style cocktail program, which will feature premium sakes, shochu, and Japanese whiskey.
Otaku’s space was designed by Design, Bitches out of Los Angeles. The atmosphere is heavily inspired by Japanese ramen shops of the 1970’s. The restaurant seats about 85 guests, including an enclosed patio and a Japenese whiskey bar.
Otaku Ramen is located in the previous location of Rumours Wine Bar on the bottom floor of The Icon Building.
Otaku Ramen Details
- Address: 1104 Division St, Nashville, TN 37203 (map)
Tuesday – Sunday: 11am – 3pm (lunch) / 5pm – 11pm (dinner)
- Phone: (615) 942-8281
- Reservations: No reservations / walk-ins only
- Parking: one-hour free in the Icon Building and in the lot directly across the street in the Terrazzo building.
Photo Credit: Otaku Ramen / Facebook
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