Takashi Otsuka, the owner of the popular Wagaya ramen restaurants and robatayaki and sake restaurant Chirori, plans to open a fourth restaurant called Nagomiya next spring in Midtown, What Now Atlanta reports. Nagomiya, located at the Hanover West Peacthree apartment complex, will serve ramen, rice bowls, and sushi rolls on its menu.
The restaurant’s name translates to “house of tranquility” in Japanese. Otsuka hopes to provide a “tranquil, casual Japanese dining experience” at Nagomiya complete with ginkgo trees in a small garden inside. The ginkgo tree is considered a symbol of endurance, longevity, and peace.
In July, Otsuka opened Chirori in the former Better Half space next door to the Home Park location of Wagaya. Chirori, named for the bottle that warms sake, focuses on robatayaki or meats, seafood, and vegetables grilled over hot charcoal and sake pairings. Wagaya serves six different varieties of ramen, including white, red, and black tonkotsu, and includes a location at Emory Village on North Decatur Road.
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