Ramen Nagi Opens First U.S. Location in Palo Alto

Japan's Ramen Nagi chose Palo Alto for the first American location.

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Tamara Palmer
Ramen Nagi founder Satoshi Ikuta came from Japan to give NBC Bay Area one of his first bowls of ramen in America.
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Ramen Nagi
The Original King ramen is made with pork tonkotsu broth; the chef is working on a vegetarian version. There's also a spicy Red King. As with all ramen here, diners can customize the strength of flavor of the broth, the richness in oil, garlic pork and veggie levels, thin or thick noodles and how soft or firm they want those noodles.
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Ramen Nagi
Feeling a little goth? The squid ink, minced pork and black garlic broth can mirror your soul.
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Ramen Nagi
Created for the U.S. locations, the Green King has a nod to Italian food with the use of basil oil in the broth and Parmesan cheese on top. Seasonal and limited edition special bowls will also pop up at the restaurant from time to time; they're quite proud of a truffle version that was produced in Japan.
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Kassie Borreson
Ikuta created these clever pork katsu rolls for Palo Alto, part of a menu of extras including two types of gyoza.
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