Father of the Ramen Burger Opens Brick-and-Mortar Ramen Shack and Burger Shop

The ramen burger creator just opened an inconspicuous, tiny ramen shack in Long Island City, Queens

Remember when the ramen burger was all the rage? Get ready for more noodle-y excitement.

The ramen burger was one of the most talked-about food mashups of 2013, after the cronut. Even Red Robin started selling the ramen burger.And now this burger patty smashed between two ramen noodle “buns” has a new home in Queens: Keizo Shimamoto, the father of the ramen burger, just opened the first brick-and-mortar Ramen Shack and Burger Shop in a small, inconspicuous location in Long Island City.

With only 10 seats and a sign in Japanese, the Ramen Shack is hard to spot. But it’s a permanent home for the soup bowls and burgers that were previously only available at various pop-up locations around New York City, courtesy of Smorgasburg.

In addition to the ramen burgers, there will be six or seven ramen bowls on offer at any given time, as well as one-day specials like wontons, according to Gothamist.


The Ramen Shack opened this week on 13-13 40th Avenue in Long Island City, Queens.