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October 25, 2021

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Tajima Ramen Empire To Expand and Add Fried Chicken Shop

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/USqRKfcNB4Ge3LFPMEcPMx9ASYM=/356x0:1560x903/1310x983/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/64799683/190613_3D_Model_TA0519.0.jpg"> <small>Tajima Ramen | Courtesy Ikedo Design</small> The restaurant group is coming to the College Area and the East Village Owner Isamu “Sam” Morikizono, who is also a partner in Little Italy’s Cloak & Petal, has been developing a new restaurant at 721 9th Avenue in the East Village that was formerly long-tenured European bistro Cafe Chloe. <a href="https://sandiego.eater.com/2018/12/19/18147285/tajima-japanese-restaurant-cafe-chloe-east-village-space">Although Morikizono was originally planned to put a quick-service Japanese steakhouse in the space</a>, the concept will now revolve around Asian fried chicken. Called <strong>Corner Chicken</strong>, the eatery will feature chicken served with spicy soy garlic sauce as well as chicken sandwiches; it should open by the end of the year. </p> One of the largest local collectives of ramen shops is headed to the College Area. Founded in 2001, <a href="https://tajimasandiego.com/"><strong>Tajima Ramen</strong></a> now counts five locations in San Diego, two outposts in Tijuana, and one in Long Beach; its ninth branch overall is coming to Rolando, where it will replace Union BBQ. Tajima’s signature ramen bowls include tonkotsu, spicy sesame, and a soy-based vegan option, with select locations offering additional styles such as carnitas ramen and a creamy chicken version. The SDSU area space, by <a href="https://www.ikedodesign.com/">Ikedo Design</a> (Hidden Fish, Tajima Mercury), is due by October. <p></p>

Tajima Ramen | Courtesy Ikedo Design The restaurant group is coming to the College Area and the East Village

Owner Isamu “Sam” Morikizono, who is also a partner in Little Italy’s Cloak & Petal, has been developing a new restaurant at 721 9th Avenue in the East Village that was formerly long-tenured European bistro Cafe Chloe. Although Morikizono was originally planned to put a quick-service Japanese steakhouse in the space, the concept will now revolve around Asian fried chicken. Called Corner Chicken, the eatery will feature chicken served with spicy soy garlic sauce as well as chicken sandwiches; it should open by the end of the year.
One of the largest local collectives of ramen shops is headed to the College Area. Founded in 2001, Tajima Ramen now counts five locations in San Diego, two outposts in Tijuana, and one in Long Beach; its ninth branch overall is coming to Rolando, where it will replace Union BBQ. Tajima’s signature ramen bowls include tonkotsu, spicy sesame, and a soy-based vegan option, with select locations offering additional styles such as carnitas ramen and a creamy chicken version. The SDSU area space, by Ikedo Design (Hidden Fish, Tajima Mercury), is due by October.