Los Angeles-Based Silverlake Ramen To Open Second San Diego Location

November 6, 2022

A second area outpost of Los Angeles' super popular Silverlake Ramen is opening within Westfield UTC mall in San Diego's La Jolla.

Founded by Japan-raised chef Tomas Aono and Jitaek Lim in 2012, the first Silverlake Ramen opened at Sunset Junction in Silver Lake and quickly had patrons lining up for hour-long waits to get a taste of the rich-flavored ramen broths filled with twice-marinated pork belly. The company now has 24 restaurants, most of which are franchisee owned, with several more in the works. The first San Diego branch of Silverlake Ramen opened last year below the AMC Theatre in the unit previously occupied by Bibigo Kitchen in Fashion Valley Mall.  

The second San Diego outpost of Silverlake Ramen will open in the coming months within Westfield UTC mall in La Jolla. Like other branches, the restaurant will offer a menu featuring an array of Japanese dishes, including appetizers, rice bowls and ramen. The restaurant will be operated by franchisees Eric & Craig Chung. In addition to its full menu of Japanese izakaya favorites, the Westfield UTC location will also sell beer, wine and sake.

Silverlake Ramen's UTC location is expected to open as early as year's end at 4545 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite #E7, within Westfield UTC Mall in University City. For more information, visit silverlakeramen.com