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The Chef Behind The Oinkster Is Opening a Spicy Ramen Shop in Sherman Oaks

Andre Guerrero continues to raise the bar, this time with a great new noodle spot in the Valley

Ramen Room, Sherman Oaks
Ramen Room, Sherman Oaks
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Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

You’ll likely know chef/restaurateur from his massively popular Eagle Rock restaurant The Oinkster (there’s another one in Hollywood, too), which helped usher in LA’s most recent burger craze and has continually been one of the city’s finest stops for things like pastrami sandwiches and ube shakes. Now according to Ventura Blvd. MagazineGuerrero is turning his attention to Sherman Oaks with a new concept called Ramen Room.

The longtime restaurant lead is actually returning to a familiar address on Ventura Boulevard, says the magazine, where years ago he opened the popular Marché before shuttering the eatery in 2010. He’s quietly been the lease-holder ever since, and when a Brats Brothers decided to vacate the space, Guerrero made plans to install a ramen concept that leans on a variety of flavors and lots of pure chile spice. You’ll also find a Filipino chicken soup with rice noodles, plus lumpia, chat rib starters, sushi rolls, and more. Beer and wine — including possible draft sake situation — are available as well.

Apparently a deal to put that same concept into Highland Park — where Guerrero also owns Maximiliano — fell through some time ago, leading Guerrero back to the address he’d become so familiar with over the years. Build-out is currently underway, which means a September opening is likely.

Ramen Room
13355 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA