Oodles of Noodles! Fourth Ramen Joint For 141 First Avenue

IMG_9277Nicole Guzzardi

The storefront at 141 First Avenue that held the original location of Ramen Setagaya and then its replacement, Ramen Kuidouraku, and then yet another noodle joint, Ichiraku Ramen, is set to become (you guessed it!) another ramen joint.

This one, called Ippin, will be the first for owner Ejin Zen, who said the in-the-works menu would include ramen, tapas, beer and wine. The interior was being renovated earlier today: expect a massive shiny white bar-top and funky light fixtures hanging from the ceiling.

The otherwise tight-lipped Mr Zen said the restaurant is expected to open by the end of this month and hours of operation will be Monday to Sunday, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Ichiraku Ramen closed here in April. “Business was bad,” owner Daniel Song told The Local.