Ramen Y’all opens at CBD Social Jan. 18

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Ramen Y'all, a pop-up from chef Yutaka Hitomi, has found a new home at CBD Social on St. Charles Avenue. - COURTESY RAMEN Y'ALL/FACEBOOK
  • COURTESY RAMEN Y'ALL/FACEBOOK
  • Ramen Y'all, a pop-up from chef Yutaka Hitomi, has found a new home at CBD Social on St. Charles Avenue.

Local ramen pop-up Ramen Y'all is moving into a permanent home in the Warehouse District this week. On Thursday, the creative ramen-focused Japanese spot from chef Yutaka Hitomi will start a residency at new St. Charles Avenue bar CBD Social (709 St. Charles Ave.)

The space — sandwiched between Herbsaint and Marcello’s Wine Market and Cafe — was home to Sicilian restaurant Cibugnu. After the restaurant closed in late 2015, the owners (who are behind Magazine Street spot Fat Boy Pantry) converted the location to an event space before rebranding it as CBD Social this month.

Ramen Y’all has been popping up at local bars Barrel Proof and Freret Street Beer Room, and the new residency will be more permanent, with food served Thursday through Saturday.

The grand opening weekend will feature Ramen Y’all specials from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday through Saturday. The opening menu includes the chef’s signature tonkotsu ramen, a creamy 12-hour pork bone broth topped with braised pork belly, marinated egg and charred garlic oil ($13). Okonomiyaki fries are topped with house-made Kewpie mayonnaise, Japanese barbecue sauce, sauteed cabbage, bacon bits and roasted seaweed ($8). Azuki bean-filled beignets are served with praline sauce ($6). A spicy version of the tonkotsu broth also will be available.

For opening week, advance tickets include a prix-fixe set-up for $27 (with the option of later adding more a la carte options). Tickets are available here.

For more information, visit the Ramen Y’all Facebook page here.


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