According to a recent permit filing, Zundo Ramen is coming to Columbus at 2500 N High St. The Cincinnati based eatery serves ramen and donburi, along with Japanese sake, whiskey and beer. What Now Columbus spoke with chef and co-owner Han Lin about what guests can expect from the Zundo Ramen food and beverage menu.
According to Lin, the eatery serves the most authentic Japanese ramen in the Midwest. One thing that sets the restaurant apart from other similar eateries, Lin said, is that everything, including the noodles, are made from scratch in house, using organic ingredients. When it opens, the 1,800 square foot space will have table seating for around 50 guests as well as bar seating. The beverage menu will feature a selection of Japanese spirits like sake and whiskey, as well as Japanese beers and beers from local Columbus breweries.
The menu will include appetizers like edamame and gyoza, and mains such as miso ramen in a miso paste pork broth, with roast pork, soft boiled egg, bamboo shoots and garnished with green onions, as well a vegetarian ramen option, served in vegetable broth, with bamboo shoots, lotus root, ginger, bean sprouts and green onions, along with seven other ramen dishes to choose from.
The eatery also serves donburi, a Japanese rice bowl dish typically made with fish or meat and vegetables that have been simmered in a broth, served over rice. Zundo Ramen’s donburi protein options include beef, pork, chicken and eel.
According to Lin, the eatery is aiming for a December opening, but the timeline could shift based on the interior build out and other factors.