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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.


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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 


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We'll see you all at Itani this weekend!


ITANI RAMEN
1736 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94612

*Photos by Yoko Kumano