Tomorrow, Lincoln Parkers will get its first dedicated ramen shop when Strings Ramen Shop opens its cozy expansion at 1629 N. Halsted. The new location, while small, packs lots into a modern subterranean space, including an adjoining high-end tea cafe and a DJ.
Like many ramen bars, Japanese-inspired wood paneling is the name of the game at Strings 2. But they've accented that with a plethora of greenery and rows of Japanese lanterns overhead. Grasswood, the tea cafe, is more modern with less wood, and couches give it a lounge feel.
Check out the Strings menu here. It'll soft open at 5 p.m. tomorrow, staying open until 2 a.m. Grasswood may not open with it tomorrow, however.