Two weeks ago, the FiDi lunch crowd welcomed a new ramen shop. Ramen Underground is the first venture of chef-owner Ken Matsumura, who previously worked at popular Katana-ya for 2 years, and prior to that at more than 10 Japanese restaurants in the U.S. and Japan.
Matsumura's new space shares the same cramped and narrow characteristics of his former employer, with only five two-seat tables plus a two-seat counter, so expect a long wait for one of the coveted seats during peak hours. Takeout service suffers from similar delays, but demand tapers down after one o'clock. And for now, dinner service was not as busy.