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Popular ramen restaurant at Pearl food hall announces closing date
It's the end of an eating era: Tenko Ramen is vacating its spot at the Pearl's Food Hall at Bottling Department for good.
But don't mourn the ramen noodles just yet! Fans of Tenko Ramen's warm and flavorful ramen bowls have until December 31 to make one (or many) final orders.
Chef Jennifer Dobbertin, the culinary mastermind behind Tenko Ramen and Best Quality Daughter (another Pearl dining staple) issued an official statement regarding the end of Tenko Ramen's Pearl residency. Dobbertin said, "I am grateful for Tenko’s five and a half years at Food Hall. As one of the first operators, it will be a bittersweet departure, but I’m looking forward to what lies ahead."
In an Instagram post, Tenko Ramen wrote, "We hope you can join us in our last month of service. We'll miss you San Antonio!" It appears Tenko Ramen is closing for good, rather than relocating.
One thing locals have always appreciated about Tenko's menu are the many options for customers with dietary restrictions. Some of Tenko Ramen's snack options, including the sunomono and edamame, are already prepared gluten-free, while the street corn mazeman ramen bowl can be modified as vegan or vegetarian upon request. The restaurant also has a zucchini noodle substitute if the regular noodles aren't suitable to dietary needs.
In a sweet, full-circle foodie moment, the post noted that Tenko Ramen has sold over half a million bowls of Ramen since opening at the Bottling Department in 2017.
Tenko Ramen's last day at the Pearl will be December 31, 2022. The concept set to take Tenko Ramen's spot at the food hall has yet to be announced.