It looks as though Silverlake Ramen side project Ramen of York is up and running, as photos started leaking out last week onto Yelp. The place is currently working a lunch through dinner service setup, though they’re apparently closed on Thursdays and Sundays.
The recent York Boulevard addition takes over the shuttered Schodorf’s Luncheonette, which closed in the fall after an apparent rent hike. The menu, a concentrated collection of ramen bowls — including some tsukemen dipping ramen and a pork belly shio — and rice bowls, also includes a few starters and drinks, like an amazake (fermented rice) horchata. A partial menu from Yelp is below.
Not to be outdone, it seems that the Silverlake Ramen team have further plans to expand deeper into Echo Park as well. Owner Jitaek Lim already owns skewer and sake spot Kush, but has just tossed his hat into the ring for the Miyako strip mall space on Sunset Boulevard. His name now appears on a beer and wine ABC license under the company name Jiro Ramen.
So what’s the plan with Jiro? Well, nobody’s quite sure. Attempts to reach Lim have so far been met with silence, though there is some information on the overall Jiro style of ramen that’s popular in Japan. Think of it as the sort of hearty, dense, exceedingly rich bowls you’d find at Tsujita Annex across town — in one explainer it’s said that if you’re having Jiro ramen for dinner all you should have for lunch is a single pear, because that’s how much food you’re going to consume.
What Jiro actually becomes is anyone’s guess at this point. But if you’ve got questions and are eager to find out for yourself, you could always go sniffing around the new Ramen of York for answers — or at least a bowl of tsukemen noodles.
Ramen of York
5051 York Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA