RakiRaki Ramen Heads Into San Diego's Liberty Public Market

June 10, 2017

Joining an exciting lineup of new Liberty Public Market vendors - including Roma Express, Holbrook Gifts, Smoothie Rider, Saganaki by Meze, and Doughballs woodfired pizza & Crackheads all-day-breakfast -  is an outpost from popular San Diego ramen restaurant RakiRaki Ramen & Tsukemen.

RakiRaki will install within the space that previously housed a produce market within Liberty Public Market and offer a menu of ramen, sushi rolls and other Japanese dishes including its popular karaage fried chicken and ramen burger. The eatery is not expected to open until this Fall.

Chef and owner Junya Watanabe first opened the original Rakiraki Ramen & Tsukemen in the heart of Kearney Mesa's Convoy District in 2012, and the restaurant became an immediate hit due to its stylish design and izakaya-style menu of authentic Japanese cuisine, including curry, tsukemen (dipping noodles), rice bowls, a variety of ramen soups, ramen burgers, specialty sushi rolls, and some of the best fried chicken karaage we've ever had. Watanabe took over the space adjacent to Rakiraki for the flagship location of his Pokirrito concept, which unveiled in Spring 2016, offering a counter service menu consisting mainly of poke bowls and giant sushi burritos. A second location of Rakiraki & Pokirrito opened in Little Italy last summer and a third outpost of RakiRaki is heading to 3282 Mission Street in San Francisco's Bernal Heights neighborhood this summer. Watanabe is also installing a hand roll-centric sushi concept called J/Wata Temaki Bar near his original RakiRaki space to open later this year.

For more information on RakiRaki, visit rakirakiramen.com.