Shigemi Kawahara, the “Ramen King,” embarks on his 34th year overseeing 200+ Ippudo restaurants worldwide. The original Ippudo launched in Fukuoka, Japan on October 16, 1985. Since then, Ippudos have made their way to the U.S., Philippines, U.K., China, Sydney, and beyond. All for one thing – ramen.
Abram Plaut never wanted to be in the restaurant industry. So how did he end up opening one of San Francisco’s most successful ramen bars? Discover Mensho Tokyo’s story here!