Michi Ramen, Austin’s fast casual ramen shop, expands with a brand new restaurant focusing on Japanese street food, Yatai, which soft opened earlier this month. The new restaurant will serve skewered and grilled meats and vegetables (kushiyaki) and tempura. Ramen fans, don’t worry: Yatai will still make that noodle soup, which will be added onto the menu later on.
Also on deck are mochi ice cream, Japanese beer and sake. Scope out the initial menu below. Takeout and delivery are also available, along with dining-in. Hours for now are from 3 p.m. to midnight, Thursday through Sunday.
Yatai takes over East Side King’s ramen-focused spot in the back of campus dive bar Hole in the Wall. ESK left last winter, but opened a trailer nearby in Urban Outfitters’ Space 24 Twenty. Artist Manik Raj Nakra painted over Peelander Yellow's East Side King murals inside Yatai's current space.