The Marigny location of ICHI Japanese Ramen House closed.
Marigny newcomer ICHI Japanese Ramen House
(1913 Royal St., 504-948-6670) closed after five months of business.
Owner Yusuke Kawahara, who owns several Little Tokyo restaurants throughout the city, says the shutter was due to “personal problems.”
“It was a good location but I had to take care of some personal things – I feel sorry for all the people who supported me,” Kawahara said.
Kawahara opened the noodle house
in the former SukhoThai
space in July, serving steaming bowls of tonkotsu
ramen as well as several Japanese small plates. A month later, Kawahara converted a Maple Street Little Tokyo location into a second ICHI branch.That location remains open from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., but it discontinued lunch service.
Kawahara says he hopes to add a ramen concept to his Little Tokyo space at 310 N. Carrollton Ave. after the holidays.