Restaurateur Michael Lo and chef George Yu first opened the restaurant as Makan in 2014 before revamping the menu and renaming it to Taiyo Ramen in 2016.
The partners thanked their customers and the staff in a Facebook post on Thursday, saying they’ve “placed all of them [staff] within other Korean Wives Hospitality Group Restaurants,” which include Suzy Siu’s Baos at Krog Street Market, Ramen Station in Grant Park, and Son of a Bear Korean pub in Oakhurst.
Lo and Yu have no plans to close any of the other restaurants.
Taiyo expanded upon Makan’s ramen menu when it rebranded, offering bowls like seafood ramen with mussels and Georgia shrimp, duck ramen, and a kimchi beef ramen with a sunny egg. The menu includes options to add “flavor bombs” to each ramen for a little extra zing and zest.