March 18, 2016
We’ve all been patiently waiting for Itani Ramen to open its doors. The time has come… THIS WEEKEND! Kyle Itani, co-owner of Hopscotch restaurant, has been working on this project for years — we even went to his Ramen Nights at Hopscotch, way back when. Yes, opening a late-night ramen spot has always been a dream of Kyle’s and we are so excited that it’s happening!
Located right across the Fox Theater in Oakland in the Uptown district, Itani Ramen will showcase the casual, no-frills nature of a traditional ramen-ya. They’ll make the noodles in-house and the gyoza will be made from an actual gyoza-making machine from Japan. Yoko and I went to check it out last week, it was rad! And the gyozas are truly delicious!
Saturday March 19 – Sunday March 20: 6pm – Midnight
Friday March 25 – Sunday March 27: 6pm – Midnight
Friday April 1 – Sunday April 3: 6pm – Midnight
Friday April 8 – Sunday April 10: 6pm – Midnight
After these dates, Kyle will take a short break and will hopefully be back with a full-time schedule.
Here’s the menu for this week:
Yasai Miso Ramen, $13
Shoyu Assari Ramen, $14
Shio Kotteri Ramen, $14
Enhancements: 1/2 Jidori Tamago, Chashu, Kaedama, Negi, $1.50 each
5 pieces of Pork Gyoza, $7.50
Shredded little gem salad with cabbage kaiware sesame miso dressing, $6
Mixed Obasan Pickles: White Kimchi Cucumbers, Nuka Carrots, Soy Mustard Greens, Korean Daikon, $5
We’ll see you all at Itani this weekend!
1736 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94612
*Photos by Yoko Kumano