Chef Mihoko Obunai has already offered two preview dinners for Nexto, her forthcoming ramen shop in Old Fourth Ward. Now Obunai is planning a third, and what she calls final, sneak peek. She'll take over the dining room at One Midtown Kitchen on Monday, May 16, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Reservations are required for the dinner, and they can be made by calling One at (404) 892-4111. Obunai will serve a menu featuring ramen and small plates consisting of gyoza and yakitori.
Obunai is partnering with Concentrics Restaurants to open Nexto at 822 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE. She first announced the project in January, and it's on track to begin serving this spring. Before making her Nexto plans, Obunai was cooking at Huge Cafe in Midtown. Her prior Atlanta experience includes a Ramen Freak pop-up at The Sound Table; working in the kitchens at Southbound, Repast, and Joli Kobe; and operating a Mibo Love ramen pop-up at So Ba.