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A Michelin Bib Gourmand Ramen Shop Opens in Sandy Springs This Fall

Okiboru specializes in “dipping ramen” and was just awarded a spot on Michelin’s 2019 California Bib Gourmand list

Yuzu Chintan tsukemen (dipping ramen) at Okiboru
Yuzu Chintan tsukemen (dipping ramen) at Okiboru
Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for 12 years.

A newly-crowned 2019 Michelin Guide California Bib Gourmand restaurant opens its second location later this fall in Sandy Springs. The owners of Okiboru, a ramen shop located in Chinatown in Los Angeles, just signed a lease at Modera on Roswell Road across from Rumi’s Kitchen, a restaurant spokesperson says.

Okiboru specializes in tsukemen or “dipping ramen”, where noodles are served in a separate bowl and then dunked into a bowl of hot broth before eating. The restaurant makes its own noodles and also offers a small selection of other ramen beyond tsukemen.

The Sandy Springs menu should remain true to its California cousin, with the addition of a few more appetizers and more noodle options, like the brothless mazemen.

Unlike restaurants awarded a coveted star (or three) by the tire company and a place of prominence in the annual worldwide dining guide, Michelin’s Bib Gourmand awards represent “good little restaurants” which didn’t quite make the star grade but are still worth checking out.

Bib Gourmand restaurants represent a wide range of categories and price points. Some Bib Gourmand notables making this year’s inaugural Michelin Guide to California list include Sqirl and David Chang’s Majordomo.

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