There was a vegan ramen-sized hole in our hearts earlier this year, when i like ramen abruptly left our lives with the closure of Miami’s The LC. While the lads have kept busy slinging their famous plant-based ramen up the M1 in Brisbane, they’ve always had plans to return the Gold Coast—where it all began.
Well, good news just in, i like ramen has secured a new home in the re-developed retail corner at Nobby Beach, formally home to Local Knowledge and soon to be the new HQ for Surfboard Empire (you know the spot). I like ramen will be bringing back all your favourites, plus some delicious new offerings on their 100% plant-based menu together with, wait for it, a Japanese whiskey bar with capacity for around 70 hungry diners.
Working towards a November opening, you won’t need to wait long to again feast on the most slurpable ramen (with bone-free broths including spicy Korean kimchi, soy mushroom and earthy shiitake), paired with other savoury deliciousness such as their ever-popular panko mushrooms, sticky eggplant and more.
If you don’t follow them already, jump over to i like ramen’s Instagram and start drooling in anticipation. We’ll be back soon with a tasty look inside.
What: i like ramen restaurant and whiskey bar
Where: 2251 Gold Coast Highway, Nobby Beach
When: Estimated November opening
For more information, click here.
Looking for more delicious plant-based eats while you wait? Check out our round up of the Gold Coast's best vegan restaurants here.
Image credit: Hayley Williamson for Urban List