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You've supported us through our pop-ups. Will you ninja-kickstart  Shoryuken Ramen's brick & mortar home? We want to be your #ramenRVA!
You've supported us through our pop-ups. Will you ninja-kickstart Shoryuken Ramen's brick & mortar home? We want to be your #ramenRVA!
163 backers pledged $10,713 to help bring this project to life.

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Richmond Ramen Lovers! Without your support, Shoryuken Ramen Brick-and-Mortar wouldn't have been possible!

Our beginning:

It was in 2013 when Chef Will Richardson thought he should make Japanese ramen right here in Richmond, Virginia. Born and raised in Richmond, mainly in his grandparents' Chinese restaurant, Will had returned home from living and cooking in NYC, San Francisco and Arizona and was loving putting roots down in his hometown. 

Will quickly became obsessed with authentic Japanese ramen and pored over recipes his friends translated from Japanese, books and Internet. When he was ready, he threw a ramen party at a friend's house and half jokingly named it Shoryuken after the Street Fighters arcade game. A Twitter account and Facebook page followed just for fun in March of 2014.

First pop-up at The Rogue Gentlemen
First pop-up at The Rogue Gentlemen
The second pop-up at The Rogue Gentlemen
The second pop-up at The Rogue Gentlemen
Outdoor pop-up at Nacho Mama's
Outdoor pop-up at Nacho Mama's
Shoryuken at Broad Appetit
Shoryuken at Broad Appetit

Growing #ramenRVA:

The rest is what you've heard -- a fast growing social media following and community interest that led to a series of restaurant pop-ups at The Rogue Gentlemen, Balliceaux and Nacho Mama's. In December, Shoryuken landed a weekly Mon/Tuesday pop up at Lunch in Scott's Addition and was embraced warmly by Richmond diners whose overwhelming support sold out ramen nearly every week. 

Shoryuken Ramen at Lunch
Shoryuken Ramen at Lunch
Shoryuken Ramen
Shoryuken Ramen
Will at Southern Season Cooking School for Ramen Class
Will at Southern Season Cooking School for Ramen Class

Shoryuken Brick and Mortar: 

Just this week in March 2015, Shoryuken announced a plan for a brick-and-mortar restaurant in Dash's old space on 900 W. Franklin St, in partnership with restaurateurs Jessica and Josh Bufford of Toast, Estilo and Hutch. It's an amazing opportunity and we can't believe our luck. Your support made this possible!

We are raising money for: 

Dash's space is ready for move-in, but we need extra ramen making equipment to be able to serve multiple types of ramen six-days-a-week! Please consider a gift to ninja-kick us forward! We'll shower you with ramen love, hugs and high fives!!

  • Extra burners for broth making $3,000
  • Servingware (Bowls, plates cutlery) $1,500
  • Barware (Glasses & cups) $1,500
  • Rice Cookers $1,000
  • Uniform for Staff $1,000
  • Kitchen Supplies $2,000
  • TOTAL: $10,000
Noodle baskets, stock pots, chopsticks - need more of everything for the restaurant!
Noodle baskets, stock pots, chopsticks - need more of everything for the restaurant!
 

Risks and challenges

We have all the confidence everything needed for the restaurant opening is in great shape - permits, licenses and relationships with local businesses that provide us ingredients and services. If we run into any other unforeseen issues in restaurant opening, we'll keep you updated on our social media until we work them out!

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    Thank you for the ramen love!

    For your $10 gift, you get:

    - A hug and a high five to show our sincere gratitude
    - ONE LIMITED PRODUCTION STICKER that says, "I ninja-kickstarted Shoryuken Ramen!"

    You get to proudly tell the world that not only you have a great taste in ramen, you had a hand in getting our brick and mortar restaurant started. Display it on your car, office or laptop to show your ramen swagger.

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    What’s a Kickstarter reward without some noodles?

    For your $25 gift, you get:

    - ONE RAMEN TICKET you can claim for ONE FREE BOWL OF RAMEN at our new location, valid until 7/31/2015
    - ONE LIMITED PRODUCTION STICKER that says, "I ninja-kickstarted Shoryuken Ramen!"
    - A hug and a high five to show our sincere gratitude

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    You deserve some wearable ramen swag with such generosity!

    For your $50 gift, you get:

    - ONE LIMITED PRODUCTION T-SHIRT that says, "I ninja-kickstarted Shoryuken Ramen!" that you can proudly wear around town
    - ONE RAMEN TICKET you can claim for ONE FREE BOWL OF RAMEN at our new location, valid until 7/31/2015
    - ONE LIMITED PRODUCTION STICKER that says, "I ninja-kickstarted Shoryuken Ramen!"
    - A hug and a high five to show our sincere gratitude

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    At this level, we want to forever remember that you made this happen!

    We are commissioning a local artist to paint us a Koi fish to hang at our new restaurant. It’s for a little feng shui and good luck and there is a space for you in it!

    For your $100 gift, you get:

    - ONE NAME IN KOI FISH ART: We’ll incorporate your name into the Koi fish artwork. That’s right! Your name forever commemorated as our supporter in the art that will be seen by thousands of people over the years! (May have limited number of letters to accommodate.)
    - ONE LIMITED PRODUCTION T-SHIRT that says, "I ninja-kickstarted Shoryuken Ramen!" that you can proudly wear around town
    - ONE RAMEN TICKET you can claim for ONE FREE BOWL OF RAMEN at our new location, valid until 7/31/2015.
    - ONE LIMITED PRODUCTION STICKER that says, "I ninja-kickstarted Shoryuken Ramen!"
    - A hug and a high five to show our sincere gratitude

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    You are awesome and we owe you a ramen dinner! Plus, we’ll save two spots for names in
    the Koi fish art.

    For your $250 gift, you get:

    - ONE voucher for RAMEN DATE NIGHT FOR TWO (two appetizers, two bowls of ramen and one dessert to share for dinner) valid till 7/31/2015.
    - TWO names incorporated into the Koi fish artwork. (May be limited number of letters to accommodate.) We’ll incorporate your name into the Koi fish artwork. That’s right! Your name forever commemorated as our supporter in the art that will be seen by thousands of people over the years!

    - TWO LIMITED PRODUCTION T-SHIRTS that says, "I ninja-kickstarted Shoryuken Ramen!" that you can proudly wear around town
    - TWO RAMEN TICKETS you can claim for ONE FREE BOWL OF RAMEN at our new location, valid until 7/31/2015
    - TWO LIMITED PRODUCTION STICKERS that says, "I ninja-kickstarted Shoryuken Ramen!"
    - A hug and a high five to show our sincere gratitude

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    You totally ROCK! Chef Will wants to say a special thank you by preparing multiple-course omakase dinner for you and one guest at our omakase dinner event (Date TBD)! It will be an exclusive event for Kickstarter supporters only!

    Plus, you get to have two names added to the Koi fish art, a little more prominent than lower level donor names. Plus two t-shirts, two ramen tickets, two stickers - more of everything!

    For your $500 gift, you get:

    - TWO tickets to Shoryuken Ramen Omakase Event ($150 value)
    - TWO names incorporated into the Koi fish artwork, in a more prominent way than lower level sponsors. (May be limited number of letters to accomodate.)
    - TWO LIMITED PRODUCTION T-SHIRTS that says, "I ninja-kickstarted Shoryuken Ramen!" that you can proudly wear around town
    - TWO RAMEN TICKETS you can claim for ONE FREE BOWL OF RAMEN at our new location, valid until 7/31/2015
    - TWO LIMITED PRODUCTION STICKER that says, "I ninja-kickstarted Shoryuken Ramen!"
    - A hug and a high five to show our sincere gratitude

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    You are our ultimate sponsor! You and three guests will get front and center seats to Chef Will’s exclusive omakase dinner event for Kickstarter supporters for ultimate braggin’ rights, prominent and larger placement of two names in the Koi fish art, and more of everything!

    For being the ultimate sponsor, you get:

    - FOUR tickets to Shoryuken Ramen Omakase Event ($300 value)
    - TWO names incorporated into the Koi fish artwork in the most prominent way per artist. (May be limited number of letters to accomodate.)
    - FOUR LIMITED PRODUCTION T-SHIRT that says, "I ninja-kickstarted Shoryuken Ramen!" that you can proudly wear around town
    - FOUR RAMEN TICKETS you can claim for ONE FREE BOWL OF RAMEN at our new location, valid until 7/31/2015
    - FOUR LIMITED PRODUCTION STICKERS that says, "I ninja-kickstarted Shoryuken Ramen!"
    - A hug and a high five to show our sincere gratitude

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Funding period

- (21 days)