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Machiya Ramen Noodle House to Open in Midtown

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Midtown is expecting.

Machiya Ramen Noodle House, a Japanese comfort-food joint, is slated to open October 15 in midtown at 3250 NE First Ave., next to Ricochet Bar & Lounge. The name Machiya refers to wooden townhouses found throughout Japan in which the front of the buildings usually serve as retail shops or restaurant space.

The star of the house is expected to be handmade noodles made fresh daily.

"Our real, authentic version of homemade noodle soup is unlike anything previously seen," says director of operations Rojarate Jitrakul. Machiya's menu will range from small plates, sashimi, and unique salads such as steamed rock shrimp buns with spicy aioli, tuna "pizza," sweet sake roast black cod, and filet mignon "Yukke" with Asian pear.

As you can see, no stone was left unturned when it came to the creativity regarding the restaurant's interior design.

I admit, though, that all of this talk about ramen led to one thing. Promise not to judge.

Swear?

Yeah. That happened. Guilty as charged.

Save us from our demise, Machiya.

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