Just over six months after opening its doors, Nao Ramen House has officially called it quits.
The Rice Village noodle shop officially called it quits on Tuesday, reports CultureMap. Owner Piran Esfahani opened Nao Ramen House back in December 2016, bringing on former Tarakaan chef Rob Frias to serve up a menu of ramen, yakitori, and bao. As CultureMap notes, the Esfahani added a menu of sushi in an attempt to revitalize the flailing spot, but that didn’t quite do it.
Rice Village is becoming increasingly crowded with restaurants, and plenty more are still set to open. The neighborhood will be home to Houston’s second outpost of Shake Shack, along with a new location of Hopdoddy Burger Bar and a brewery called Baileson Brewing. In the midst of all this growth, Nao Ramen House is only the second major restaurant in the neighborhood to shutter after Little Liberty’s departure earlier this year.
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