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Jobu Ramen Coming to Grandview Avenue

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Jobu Ramen Coming to Grandview AvenuePhotos via Jobu Ramen.
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Good bowls of ramen can be hard to find in this city. So when Michael Kopfman, who works for the Cameron Mitchell family of restaurants, came back from a trip to the Bay Area, he decided to bring his new-found passion for the Asian street food to Columbus.

Kopfman teamed up with John Franke of local Mashita Noodles Food Cart, and together the guys will be opening Jobu Ramen this May in Grandview. The new restaurant will be located at 1439 Grandview Avenue, the former site of Mazah Mediterranean Eatery.

Customers will not have to wait that long to try Kopfman and Franke’s take on ramen though. This Friday and Saturday, March 28th and 29th, Jobu Ramen will host a pop-up at Double Happiness in the Brewery District to preview their menu.


Diners will be able to choose from at least three different kinds of broth that they can then customize with meats, vegetables, and eggs. There will also be house-made kimchi, BBQ kimchi burritos, and five-spice Kara-aged wings. There will also be a special spicy ramen for those who dare.

“We are extremely excited about this event,” shares Kopfman and Franke. “We cannot wait to share our love of this art with such an awesome city.”

The pop-up dinner will run from 5pm till midnight. Double Happiness is located at 482 South Front Street. For more on Jobu Ramen, visit www.joburamen.com.

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