Richmond Ramen Lovers! Without your support, Shoryuken Ramen Brick-and-Mortar wouldn't have been possible!
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.
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 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
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!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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