One day after dropping its first Los Angeles location in Santa Monica, Japan-based Ippudo Ramen has confirmed a big new second restaurant in West Hollywood.
City paperwork is now up for a beer and wine license in the Ippudo name, located at 8352 Santa Monica Blvd. at the bottom floor of the newer mixed use Crown apartments. Reps for the restaurant subsequently confirmed the expansion, one of many more to come under Ippudo’s new roll-out plan with the Panda Restaurant Group, based in the San Gabriel Valley. Construction is underway now, with the West Hollywood outlet expected to come online sometime next summer.
Last night’s opening of Ippudo comes after two years of waiting, and on the heels of the restaurant first landing outlets in New York City and San Francisco. The plan is for the beloved ramen chain to continue to grow its base in Southern California in the coming years, even as they face stiff competition from a number of other equally-awarded Japanese ramen exports. Expect an opening in West Hollywood next year.
Ippudo Ramen. 8352 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA.