Another Japanese Ramen Master To Open First U.S. Eatery In San Diego

May 14, 2018

San Diego may soon be the country's top "Ramen City"! Last year, Takashi Endo brought his first Menya Ultra restaurant to America's Finest City, which has since been lauded as one of the best ramen shops in the country. Coming this June to North County, award winning Japanese ramen master Ryuichiro Shinagawa of Tokyo’s famed Basso Drillman restaurant will debut his first United States outpost in Oceanside called Ramen Menma Basso Drillman.

Basso Drillman's owner Ryuichiro Shinagawa garnered his professional experiences working in the kitchen at the sister-restaurant to one of the most renowned ramen spots in Japan, Higashi-Ikebukuro's Taishoken. Started in 2007, Basso Drill Man is a Tokyo-based ramen restaurant that specialises in abura soba, or noodles without soup that are aggressively seasoned and served with a variety of toppings. Drillman also offers tsukejiru, which literally stands for "soup for dipping", prepared with a side of free-range chicken stock and a special soy souce. Shinagawa also makes his own noodles from a Japanes wheat that results in a chewy texture.

Shinagawa will open Ramen Menma Basso Drillman within a 1,800 square foot storefront previously occupied by Sumo Hut Sushi Bar & Grill at 509 Mission Avenue in Oceanside at some point this June. The eatery will offer a large array of ramen soup varieties, including options with chicken, seafood, pork and vegetarian broth, as well as a list of traditional appetizers and side dishes. Ramen Menma Basso Drillman will also offer a variety of beer and sake.