Food & Drink

Destination ramen and Japanese soul food

A project seeded when a former Matsuri chef served a cookbook author a bowl of noodles, this Downtown BK joint is working up serious soy- and miso-based noodles augmented by short ribs and slow-braised pork two ways, plus "soul" eats including Kari Kari pork loin buns, and Japanese fried chicken that "puts Paula Deen to shame", something also accomplished by Paula Deen.