Harumama Noodles & Buns To Bring Second Location To San Diego's North County

June 29, 2018

Opening this year in Carlsbad nextdoor to sister restaurants Pokewan and Blue Ocean Robata is the second location of Harumama Noodles & Buns, a kitschy Japanese restaurant concept known for its animal-shaped buns that first opened in San Diego's Little Italy earlier this year.

From San Diego restaurateurs Jenny and James Pyo - who operate Love Boat Sushi restaurants in Oceanside & San Marcos, Blue Ocean Robata and Sushi Bar in Carlsbad, Blue Smoke Sushi Lounge in Fashion Valley Mall, and Pokewan in Carlsbad - Harumama first opened this past February on a quiet stretch of Little Italy. The quaint Japanese restaurant became an Instagram sensation due to a rotating lineup of animal & character-shaped stuffed buns, including a recently released Winnie The Pooh variety.

Harumama's Carlsbad location will serve a similar menu as the original Little Italy branch, along with offerings from the nearby sister eateries. Designed by Executive Chef James Pyo, the food menu will include a bunch of eclectic ramen noodle soup varieties, as well as sushi rolls, steamed buns, and homemade dumplings. The eatery will also serve an array of appetizers, salads, and poke bowls. From the bar, expect craft beer, wine and sake.

Harumama is expected to unveil its second location as early as this fall at 2958 Madison Street in Carlsbad. For more information, visit harumamasd.com.