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Food Mashup Ramen Burger Closes Koreatown Brick & Mortar

Yesterday was the window's last day of service.

The Original Ramen Burger
The Original Ramen Burger
Matthew Kang is the Lead Editor of Eater LA. He has covered dining, restaurants, food culture, and nightlife in Los Angeles since 2008. He's the host of K-Town, a YouTube series covering Korean food in America, and has been featured in Netflix's Street Food show.

Ramen Burger's lone Los Angeles brick & mortar has closed as of yesterday. The burger-noodle mashup, which initially gained a massive following at Brooklyn's Smorgasburg, first opened at the corner of 3rd and Vermont as a kiosk next to Lock & Key bar. Owner Jeff Shimamoto confirmed the news today, stating that while the spot had a good run, the brand "outgrew the location," which opened back in June 2014.

In addition, Ramen Burger plans to hit festivals and LA's own Smorgasburg through the summer, which means fans will have plenty of opportunities to get their fix over the next few months. No word on what will replace the Ramen Burger window, which also served Lock & Key's bar bites.