Thursday, December 5, 2019

Signage and storefront reveal for Sanpoutei Gyoza & Ramen at 92 2nd Ave.

[Photos by Steven]

We have a combo reveal — storefront and signage — at 92 Second Ave. between Fifth Street and Sixth Street ... where Sanpoutei Gyoza & Ramen is expected to open by the end of the year...

This has been a long time in the making. In the fall of 2018, CB3 OK'd a beer-wine license (they were originally seeking full liquor) for the Sanpou Group, which operates 30 restaurants worldwide, including Sanpoutei Ramen, which started in Niigata, Japan, in 1967.

Reviews of the restaurant note that "Sanpoutei is defined by its authentic Niigata-style ramen, a shoyu-ramen in a clear fish stock-based broth."

As previously noted, Sanpoutei will join a crowded ramen market in the East Village... other recent-ish arrivals include Tatsu Ramen on First Avenue ... and TabeTomo on Avenue A.

Kabin Bar & Lounge closed in March 2015 at this address. While there were a few potential suitors, the storefront sat empty for nearly four years.

Also of note (maybe?): A sign for Black Star Bar, which closed here in 2004, still remains on the building...

Previously on EV Grieve:
The first sign of Japanese ramen shop Sanpoutei arrives at former Kabin space on 2nd Avenue

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank god, there wasn't enough ramen places in the neighborhood 🙄