A second location of Okiboru Tsukemen and Ramen is opening in May in the former Karma Farm space at the Aramore Condo complex on Peachtree, once home to Holeman and Finch Public House, according to Steve Josovitz of the Shumacher Group.
Okiboru first opened three years ago in Sandy Springs across from Rumi’s Kitchen on Roswell Road.
Owned by Justin Lim, Okiboru specializes in tsukemen or “dipping ramen”, where noodles come served in a separate bowl and are then dunked into hot broth before eating. The restaurant makes its own noodles and does offer a small selection of other types of ramen on the menu, beyond tsukemen.
A Los Angeles import, with the original restaurant located in that city’s Chinatown, Okiboru earned a Michelin Guide California Bib Gourmand listing in 2019, awarded to “hidden gem” restaurants that don’t quite meet the star rating criteria, but are worthy of mention by the guide book series for being “more widely accessible for diners.”
Lim is also the founder of Scoville Hot Chicken, which now includes five Atlanta locations as well as locations in Athens, Georgia, and in New York City. Three more Atlanta locations are in the works for Chamblee, Norcross, and Peachtree City.
Billed as “America’s first certified, gluten-free, fast-casual restaurant,” Karma Farm opened two years ago in what was then the former Holeman and Finch Public House space at the Aramore. Owners McCall Wilder and Scott Wilder closed Karma Farm there earlier this year, relocating the restaurant to Powers Ferry Square on Roswell Road.