While the ramen boom has hit many Chicago neighborhoods, Lincoln Park is still without a dedicated ramen shop—but that's about to change. Strings Ramen, a spot that successfully opened last year in an unexpected neighborhood (Chinatown) is planning a second location on Halsted Street.
Co-owner Kee Chan, a 20-year industry vet, says his partners recently signed a lease at 1629 N. Halsted (formerly Caminito Argentinian Grill) and is hoping to open Strings 2 in January or February. The small garden space near the Steppenwolf Theater, Boka and Alinea is about 3200-square-feet. Chan is planning to serve alcohol but may open as BYO depending on when his licensing is approved.
Strings' dedication to the Japanese noodle soup drew praise in nearly ever local publication. Lincoln Parkers should be able to partake in its ramen in just a few months.