Ramen in Miami has become easier to find thanks to InRamen Asian Street Eatery (5829 SW 73rd Street, Suite 5B) the new South Miami restaurant focusing on all things ramen that has taken over the former Carrabba’s Italian Grill space.
Ten ramen dishes can be found on the menu including beer short-rib ramen, mushroom ramen, Asian smoked brisket ramen, pan ramen made with bacon and shrimp, and chasu ramen created with tonkatsu broth, egg, and pork belly. In addition to the different ramen offerings, the menu also features five bibimbap bowls, as well as a selection of dim sum, bao buns and small plates like parmesan crusted gyoza, short rib lettuce wraps, and veggie spring rolls.
The restaurant is the brainchild of chefs Johnny H.K. (short for Hong Kong, a nickname given to him by chef and restaurateur David Burke), Bill Jiang and David Jiang, who all grew up together. Over the past 20 years the trio has worked in various well-known restaurants like New York City’s Balthazar, Oak Room, the Plaza Hotel, Nobu, Sushi Samba, and, of course, a number of David Burke’s restaurants.
The 2,000-square-foot space boasts an open kitchen, communal tables seating up to 70, and exposed bricks featuring graffiti art by local artist Ivan Roque. Upon arrival, guests are encouraged to connect to WiFi and scan the QR code special to each table to view the digital menu and place an order. The system is meant to save time for guests and help them personalize their meal. But don’t fret, for those who don’t want to use their phone, a regular menu is also available for guests who rather order in the more traditional way.
InRamen is now open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. For more information 305-639-8181.