Although it's only just opened softly, Ramen Jin will temporarily close for business until December 20. The decision came as a result of being completely sold out and needing to "make improvements," according to owner Brian Chen. There was much social media attention over when exactly they would be opening softly--Chen asked us to publish a certain date while announcing another, he said, because he was afraid that they would be ambushed with diners. And that seems to have been precisely what happened, since they're needing to restock. Their announcement reads:
Thank you so very much for the overwhelming support last night. Unfortunately, we are completely sold out and will not be open this evening. We will be closed for one week to make improvements and can't wait to open our doors again on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 5:00PM to a new and improved Ramen Jin!
Tiger Den had similar issues upon opening last month. Ramen has been very popular around Houston, and that buzz seems unlikely to die down anytime soon, with other ramen spots set to open in town. Early next year will see Ninja Ramen open on Washington, where The Dubliner and Lava Rock used to be.
· Ramen Jin [Facebook]