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Cherry Creek Will Get Its Own Osaka Ramen

Chef Jeff Osaka plans to open the first location in RiNo in mid-March.

Former Ay Caramba space
Former Ay Caramba space
Courtesy of Osaka Ramen

The 1,880 square foot space in Cherry Creek that most recently housed Ay Caramba, a Mexican tortas emporium, will become the second outpost of Osaka Ramen by April. Chef Jeff Osaka aims to create a casual ramen shop that will accommodate around 80 guests in several seating areas including the covered and enclosed sidewalk-facing patio. The space will be dotted with Japanese pop culture and anime elements, wood tables, and plastic mid-century modern chairs with wood legs.

Five mainstay ramen bowls will be featured: shoyu, shio, tonkotsu, tantanmen, and a vegetarian ramen of Thai green curry with coconut milk, but with noodles. Ramen bowls will be priced at $14 across the board. Osaka will also offer seasonal ramen dishes. Some 20 plus small plates like fried oysters, grilled shishito peppers, bacon-fried rice, gyoza, and chicken karaage, will range in price from $4 to $12. Bento boxes will provide an alternative to ramen.

Lunch and dinner will be served Monday through Saturday.

Before this Cherry Creek outpost, chef Osaka will launch his RiNo location in mid-March. He is also working on a conveyer-belt-centric sushi spot, Sushi Rama, as well as a food hall, H.H. Tammen Building located at 2669 Larimer Street, slated to launch in May.