Hokkaido's Ramen Taka to open second Metro Vancouver location in Richmond

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      Ramen Takanotsume, also known as Ramen Taka, made its first overseas foray by opening a location in Vancouver's West End.

      Now the Hokkaido-based chain is preparing to expand in Metro Vancouver by launching another location.

      This second ramen shop will be at Aberdeen Centre in Richmond (2780–4151 Hazelbridge Way).

      Ramen Taka's May Marus informed the Georgia Straight that the new spot will be able to seat 30 people in its 950-square-feet space (compared to the 850-square-foot location, which seats 25 people, in the West End).

      The restaurant is aiming to open by February 1.

      Ramen TAKA -鷹の爪Vancouver

      The menu will be the same as the downtown location but will also offer an option for less salt in the ramen broth.

      Similar to the second Vancouver location of Hokkaido Ramen Santouka, the restaurant's theme and décor will pay tribute to the Ainu, the Indigenous people of Hokkaido.

      Ramen Taka originated in the town of Takasu on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido, where it has five locations in addition to one in Tokyo.

      The restaurant opened its first Vancouver location at 841 Bidwell Street (off Robson Street) on March 17.

      On November 23, the restaurant announced that it is now serving gluten-free noodles as an option.

      Ramen TAKA -鷹の爪Vancouver

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