Yeah, here come the rooster
You know he ain’t gonna die
No, no, no, you know he ain’t gonna die”
Alice in Chains ~ Rooster
So, a little while ago I mentioned on northcountyfood’s Facebook page, which you should be following as well, that a great Ramen place is returning to North County.
That place is Rooster Ramen. The original, high quality pop up Ramen in North County. Do not be fooled by Johnny come latelys.
Now, I am happy to say Rooster Ramen is returning with a full-fledged brick and mortar restaurant.
Having eaten Chef David’s Ramen at the old incarnation of the restaurant, I am eagerly awaiting and trumpeting the return!
Here is what David has told me about his new restaurant
Opening late spring / early summer
Highway 101 in an undisclosed location.
Full 30 plus Sake list, plus Sochu cocktails and a complimenting beer list.
Over 9 traditional ramen dishes taken from different regions of Japan, as well as a number of specialty takes on the noodle dish.
The menu will also feature small plates and Yakatori grilled items prepared on a traditional Binchotan charcoal grill.
A revolving specials board will be available daily and feature items based off of what is fresh and in season. Luxury items such as Osetra Caviar, Monk Fish liver, and pork cheeks will also make an appearance.
Prices for Ramen will run $9 to $14 with build your own as well as vegan and vegetarian options available. Expect to see a good bowl of Pho make an appearance.
The restaurant’s digital ordering system will emulate the Ramen vending ticket machines in Japan. This will not only give customers full control of the ordering process but will also increase its speed.
Example of a Ramen ticket machine.
The restaurant will have the feel of a Japanese farm-house with plenty of outdoor seating, a lengthy Ramen bar, and a semi open kitchen.
Hours will be 11 am till midnight weekdays and till 2 am Friday and Saturday with an early morning Sunday hangover brunch. This will make it North County’s only late night spot, sans a few Mexican places..
All the restaurants plates, bowls, and cups will be hand-made ceramic from Pawena Studios out of LA.
More news and info to come as things progress.
Perfect timing as this is The Year of The Rooster! My sign as well)