Okiboru Negotiating Lease For Second Atlanta-Area Location On Heels of Opening First

Los Angeles-based dipping ramen eatery last year was recognized by Michelin with a Bib Gourmand.
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The Los Angeles-based Okiboru Tsukemen and Ramen restaurant that recently opened at the Modera complex on Roswell Road in Sandy Springs is already in the throes of planning a second local outpost, a spokesperson for the restaurant shared with What Now Atlanta (WNA) this week.

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Co-Owner Hyun “Sean” Park confirmed the possibility of a second location with WNA in an email, noting that a lease negotiation is well underway.

The restaurateur would not disclose the neighborhood but will be open to doing so when the ink dries on the lease.

Founded in July 2018, Co-Owners Park and Justin Lim opened Okiboru in the heart of LA’s Chinatown while scouting Atlanta locations.

Soon after, in 2019, Michelin Guide recognized Okiboru with a Bib Gourmand, making it one of the only tsukemen-focused restaurants in the world to receive the honor, by the time it opened the Sandy Springs outpost late-January 2020.

Okiboru, Japanese for “big bowl,” specializes in tsukemen or “dipping ramen,” where made-from-scratch noodles are served in a separate bowl and then dipped into a bowl of hot broth.

Check back for details about the forthcoming location and opening timeline.

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