S.F. Instagram darling Farmhouse Kitchen Thai is opening a ramen restaurant in Oakland

ramen restaurant in Oakland

S.F. Instagram darling Farmhouse Kitchen Thai is opening a ramen restaurant in Oakland

Farmhouse Kitchen Thai and sister restaurant Son & Backyard have turn out to be recognized within the Bay Space as social media catnip, with over-the-top dishes and flower-covered Instagram walls. The proprietor’s newest challenge, a ramen store in Oakland, shall be no completely different.

Noka Ramen, opening early subsequent 12 months at 90 Franklin St. in Jack London Sq., will serve bowls of rainbow-colored noodles that get their vivid colors from pure substances like butterfly pea flower and dragonfruit. For one of many dishes, proprietor Kasem Saengsawang desires to serve ramen topped with a foot-long piece of tempura shrimp in homage to a bowl he ate in Japan. As for the area, the rainforest-themed eating room shall be decked out with synthetic vegetation and flowers and different tropical decor “to get into the theme of images for social media,” Saengsawang stated. WhatNowSF first reported Noka’s opening.

All the ramen noodles shall be made contemporary on a machine he purchased from Japan. The Franklin Road restaurant could have about 60 seats inside, plus a patio with further seats. For drinks, there shall be cocktails, sake, beer, and wine.

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This shall be Saengsawang’s first Japanese restaurant. He was impressed to department out into ramen due to the pandemic-fueled demand for consolation meals, he stated, and plans to open extra Nokia Ramens within the East and South bays.

He’s additionally increasing his breakfast spinoff restaurant, Son & Backyard, which at present operates in San Francisco and Menlo Park. A 3rd location will open within the spring at 535 Bryant St. in downtown Palo Alto. It can serve the identical menu as the opposite eating places, the place there are sometimes lengthy strains on the weekend for rose-topped matcha mochi pancakes and tiered tea units.

Saengsawang opened the primary Farmhouse Kitchen in San Francisco in 2015 with a menu impressed by the meals he ate and cooked rising up in northern Thailand. There at the moment are 5 Farmhouse Kitchens in Oakland, Menlo Park, and Portland, Oregon. He additionally runs Daughter Thai Kitchen in Oakland, which he describes as a “new technology” Thai restaurant.

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Elena Kadvany is a San Francisco Chronicle employees author. Electronic mail: Twitter: @ekadvany


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