Iron Chef Morimoto Is Opening His First-Ever Ramen Restaurant

Masaharu Morimoto is opening his first ramen spot this fall in the Midtown East neighborhood of New York City

The ramen trend has officially imploded, thanks to chef Morimoto.

Even though it seems like a ramen restaurant is on every street corner in New York City, from David Chang’s Momofuku empire to Ivan Ramen’s late-night noodles, at least one Japanese chef has yet to open a ramen-focused eatery: Iron Chef Mashaharu Morimoto.

Chef Morimoto will open up his first ramen (and sake) restaurant, Momosan Ramen & Sake, this October on 39th Street and Lexington Avenue in East Midtown, New York, according to The New York Times fall restaurant preview.

Not much more is known about the new project, but we hope that we’ll see some of chef Morimoto’s famous udon ramen in chicken stock that he has labeled “one of the dishes that made my career.” It’s already featured on almost every Morimoto restaurant menu.


This is also not the only restaurant chef Morimoto is opening this year. Later this month, the Iron Chef will be opening a Pan-Asian restaurant in Disney World’s Disney Springs.