Mysterious Ramen Pop-Up, 'Guchi's Midnight Ramen,' Coming to Boston


Homemade ramen coming soon? Sign us up. (Photo courtesy of Flickr/Neil Conway)

While many have mourned the death of Ken’s Ramen in Allston last January, there’s a glimmer of ramen hope, it seems: a ramen pop-up, called “Guchi’s Midnight Ramen,” will be coming to Boston in the not-so-distant future.

According to its Twitter handle, noodles will be housemade for the ramen, and there will be several versions available, including shouyu (soy-flavored broth), chicken-shio (savory chicken broth), and an all-vegetarian version. We reached out to the pop-up via Twitter, and heard back that they are still scouting locations. As to who’s behind the pop-up, or any other details, we’re still in the dark.

While we wish that a homemade ramen shop would stick around permanently, we’re still psyched about the forthcoming Guchi’s. We will keep you posted as we learn more, and if you know anything else about the pop-up, let us know in the comments or hit us up on Twitter at @ChowderBoston.

Update, 4:00 p.m: In an exciting twist, it turns out that Guchi’s Midnight Ramen is a joint project from O Ya chefs Yukihiro Kawaguchi (“Guchi” for short) and Mark O’Leary, and the two are still in the process of gaining permits and scouting a location. What to expect, per an email from O’Leary:

“Guchi and I (Mark) currently work at o ya and are looking to provide industry folk and noodle fanatics with some late night Ramen to fill their hard working bellies. We’ve created some pork and chicken based broths, traditional tares, and fresh hand-made noodles.”

We can’t wait.