Singapore's Award-Winning Ramen King Keisuke Opening Several San Diego Locations

September 27, 2022

Fresh off its U.S. debut in Los Angeles last week, Singapore-based Ramen King Keisuke has announced three locations set to open around San Diego. 

Japanese-born chef Keisuke Takeda opened his first ramen restaurant Kuro Miso Ramen in 2005 and has since opened nearly two dozen restaurants around Singapore & Japan. In 2011, Chef Keisuke won the title of Ramen Champion at the Tokyo Ramen Championships, an annual gathering of more than 30,000 ramen chefs in Japan. The first U.S. location of his namesake Ramen King Keisuke opened in Los Angeles' Monterey Park just last weekend, with a second branch launching soon within LA's Century City mall and 13 additional Southern California locations in the works. 

In 2023, three Ramen King Keisuke restaurants will open around San Diego County, specifically in Del Mar's One Paseo (replacing Le Macaron), Carlsbad and Mission Valley. Expect a menu centered around Japanese ramen noodle soups, including a traditional 10-hour simmered Tonkotsu broth, the popular lobster broth ramen, and a new vegan ramen made with potato and mushroom broth. Some locations will also have a machine-operated maki-maker that pumps out California rolls or spicy tuna maki in less than a minute.

For Ramen King Keisuke's U.S. restaurants, Takeda and his team spent more than two years re-engineering the traditional ramen eatery to be more approachable in the American market. At new U.S. locations, customers order their food & beverage via kiosks and receive their bowls within 5 minutes. There is also a mobile app coming soon that will allow customers to order from their homes or office with just a few swipes.

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