The Michi Ramen brick-and-mortar softly opened on Friday, beginning lunch and dinner service to Austin crowds presently infatuated with the Japanese noodle soup and making it the first of Eater's most anticipated seasonal openings.
On the menu: three basic ramens (four if you count the Meat Lover's with extra pork), including what may be the only vegetarian ramen in town, with a shoyu vegetable broth. (The Ramen Tatsu-Ya guys say they're still working on a veggie ramen, and East Side King At Hole In The Wall has a pescetarian ramen.)
But after a weekend of noodling up North Lamar, there are some changes in order. Via Facebook:
Thank you everyone for joining us these first couple days. We made a ton of mistakes, but have learned an incredible amount. Some changes going forward. First, we will be closed on Mondays for the rest of our soft opening. This will allow us to reevaluate and adjust on a weekly basis. Second, we are switching back to pork shoulder for our chashu. In retrospect, the lean and meatier cut better compliments our thick tonkotsu broth. Please keep the feedback coming. Honest opinions are greatly appreciated and vital to our improvement. See you on Tuesday!Michi Ramen is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for lunch and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. for dinner.
Michi Ramen. [Photo: Eugene L./Yelp]