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Iron Chef’s Momosan restaurant opens at Santana Row

NewsIron Chef's Momosan restaurant opens at Santana Row

Let the noodle slurping start.

A month after “Iron Chef” Masaharu Morimoto got here to San Jose to have a good time the Bay Space debut of his Momosan ramen and sake restaurant, the Santana Row location has formally opened.

Momosan Santana Row is the famend chef’s first ramen store in California and his sixth nationwide. He launched the idea in New York Metropolis in 2016, and has since expanded to Honolulu, Seattle, Miami and Boston. He additionally owns a high-end Wine Nation restaurant, Morimoto Napa.

Morimoto marked this long-awaited Silicon Valley opening with a Sept. 2 look at which he broke open a ceremonial sake barrel and enlisted a number of hundred of his Bay Space followers to assist him create a 140-foot-long sushi roll.

Topping the expansive menu are 9 kinds of ramen, together with a limited-availability Gyukotsu with seven-hour braised beef rib; greater than 20 cold and hot appetizers, together with Morimoto’s signature twice-cooked Sticky Ribs, spicy Tuna Sashimi Pizza and Popcorn Shrimp with kochujang aioli; and a shareable, house-roasted Peking Duck platter with tortillas, hoisin and pico de gallo.

Dinner is served each day from 5 to 10 p.m. — it’s first come, first served — and lunch service shall be coming quickly, the Momosan staff stated. The restaurant presents indoor and patio seating for 90, with an open kitchen design to permit visitors to see the cooks in motion.

Morimoto’s signature sake, wine and beers determine prominently on the libations record, together with a inventive lineup of craft cocktails that includes Japanese whisky, gin, sake and plum wine.

The Momosan opening fills a chief Santana Row nook previously occupied by Pasta Pomodoro. The area, vacant for about 5 years, is positioned throughout from the Splunk workplace plaza.

Particulars: 378 Santana Row, San Jose; www.momosansantanarow.com

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