Sigh … Ken Ken is gone gone
April 5, 2018
After five years, popular Mission ramen spot Ken Ken Ramen has called it quits.
A note posted in the window of the 18th Street restaurant says the decision to close was for “personal, financial and professional reasons.” The restaurant’s last day open was apparently Saturday.
While Ken Ken is no more, it looks like the space will remain a ramen restaurant. A transfer of ownership notice on the front door says the name of new restaurant is Ramenwell.
We loved the ramen at Ken Ken and have been fans since their popup on the corner of Mission St. The ramen was always great, but the service kept getting worse and worse. Eventually we just stopped going (because of big mess ups and a 50 minute wait for our ramen to get served), but we constantly thought about how good the ramen was.
I have really high hopes that the new ramen joint will be good. It’d be nice to start going there again.