A new ramen option comes to downtown Oakland this via Shiba Ramen, which has already staked its claim in the East Bay scene via a stall at the Emeryville Public Market. As Inside Scoop reports, the ramen shop takes over the space formerly occupied by Bittersweet Cafe at 1438 Broadway, between 14th and 15th Streets near Oakland City Center.
The proprietors are Jake Freed and Hiroko Nakamura, and as Eater tells us, overseeing both Shiba Ramen spots will be newly hired chef Danny Keiser, formerly of Camino, who's going to be bringing more pickled things to the menu, which already boasts eight types of ramen and a handful of sides, like Nagoya-style fried sesame-pepper chicken wings.
The new larger space, say Freed and Nakamura, is going to allow them to test out some new dishes as well.
Also, as Inside Scoop previously reported, the duo is planning to open an accompanying beer and sake bar called The Periodic Table next door to Shiba Ramen at Emeryville Public Market. Stay tuned for an opening date on that.
Shiba Ramen - 1438 Broadway (between 14th and 15th), Oakland. Open Monday-Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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