Satori Ramen Bar Opens This Weekend
The newest North Market merchant, Satori Ramen Bar, will open this Sunday, June 30.
First announced back in February, Satori Ramen Bar will introduce ramen noodle dishes, rice-based entrees, and small plates to the North Market scene. Along with items made ready to eat, the vendor will also offer kits with broth, toppings, and uncooked noodles — packaged separately — for guests to finish at home. The bar provides 12 seats for those dining in.
“I chose Ramen because it’s what my best memories were built around, it’s what I use to decompress after a long day, it’s what I crave when I’m homesick,” says Seigo Nishimura, founder and head chef of Satori Ramen Bar. “I chose North Market because Ramen serves a community-building function in Japanese culture and I want to share this important culinary tradition with the unique North Market community.”
Nishimura was born and raised in Tokyo and was chef-trained in traditional Japanese culinary techniques. He’s also a graduate of the Tokyo Sushi Academy. According to a press release, his passion for ramen started with his all-day fishing trips with his father.
“Seigo’s start-up concept has arrived at the Market and we are excited for guests to experience the authentic, old world offerings of Satori Ramen Bar,” said Rick Harrison Wolfe, North Market’s Executive Director. “We are beyond thrilled to welcome the new addition to our ‘best-in-class’ culinary community.”
Satori Ramen Bar is one of two new concepts at the North Market. Hoyo’s Kitchen, a Somali restaurant located in the Columbus Square Shopping Center on the city’s northeast side, will also open there, with an opening date to be determined.