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The Owner of Popular Wagaya Ramen Opens His Next Japanese Restaurant in Midtown

Nagomiya lands on West Peachtree next spring for rice bowls, sushi rolls, and, yes, ramen

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Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for 12 years.

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.

1010 West Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta.

Chirori – Robata & Sake Pairing

349 14th Street Northwest, , GA 30318 (470) 427-3171 Visit Website

Wagaya Japanese Restaurant

339 14th Street Northwest, , GA 30318 (404) 390-3798 Visit Website

Better Half

349 14th Street Northwest, , GA 30363 (404) 695-4547 Visit Website