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Updated: New Ramen Sho restaurant won’t open May 1 after all

A ramen-themed image now graces the wall outside the former Shige Steakhouse space, but Ramen Sho still isn’t quite ready to open.
A ramen-themed image now graces the wall outside the former Shige Steakhouse space, but Ramen Sho still isn’t quite ready to open. mdeeds@idahostatesman.com

If you’ve hopped the escalator up to the second level of Capitol Terrace, you might have noticed that Shige Japanese Steakhouse closed in April on the veranda at 150 N. 8th St., suite 217.

A new Boise restaurant plans to open in the space: Ramen Sho. The original opening was scheduled for May 1, but that has been delayed two more weeks, owner Yuji Hirose says.

When Ramen Sho does finally open, it will add a fresh concept to Downtown.

“I see some good opportunity for ramen business,” Hirose says. Although the owners of Boise Fry Co. still hope to open RamaPong sometime this year, there is a conspicuous absence of ramen shops in Boise.

“We are the first one,” Hirose says.

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Ramen Sho’s menu will include ramen bowls and appetizers, plus the restaurant will offer beer and wine.

Examples of ramen choices include curry tan tan noodles, Sho Ramen, vegetable ramen and tsukemen (cold noodles served separately from the sauce). Ramen bowls cost $7.99, $9.99 or $11.99 depending on size, and come in three heat levels. Other menu selections range from karaage (Japanese fried chicken) and shrimp dumplings to spicy stir fry vegetables and fried tofu.

Ramen Sho doesn’t have an online presence yet, but the restaurant should have that going a couple days before it opens, Hirose says.

Popular longtime sushi destination Shige Japanese Cuisine remains open next door. Shige Steakhouse opened in 2009.

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