Tucson's OBON Sushi + Bar + Ramen opens Monday at the Scottsdale Quarter.
The restaurant, part of Tucson-based Fukushu Restaurant Concepts, serves modern Japanese cuisine with Korean influences, according to Executive Chef, Chef Paulo.
It took over the space formerly housed by TK's Urban Tavern near 72nd Place and South Street within the complex.
The 2,740-square-foot restaurant has a mix of booths, tables and community tables inside, as well as a bar, along with high tops and tables on the patio.
The opening marks the first Valley location for OBON and for Fukushu Restaurant Concepts, who also own Bird Modern Provisions and Bar, and Goodness, a health restaurant and juice bar, in Tucson.
OBON's menu features a selection of sushi rolls, steamed buns, ramen, poke and noodle dishes.
The eatery will be open for dinner-only service to start. The hours will be 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 4 p.m. - 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Lunch service will start later in the year, the release said.
Since students started to move back into the dorms, we asked Chef Im about some tips to better our at-home ramen-making skills.
To put it frankly, there isn't necessarily a bad way to make Ramen. To Im, ramen is regional and "reflects the local community much like barbecue or pizza does."
"It's just supposed to be junk food that makes you feel good," he added.
He said ramen is made up of five components: seasoning, broth, noodles, toppings and fat or oil.
IF YOU GO:
OBON Sushi + Bar + Ramen
15059 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale AZ 85260