The husband-and-wife team of Laxman Perera and Keiko Miyata, who operate many popular local food businesses including Sushi Teri (with three South Coast locations plus Lompoc), Nikka Fish Market & Grill, Nikka Japanese Market, and Nikka Ramen, have launched their latest venture: Craft Ramen, which just opened at 436 State Street, the former home of Bucatini. Craft Ramen is a joint venture with Nikka Ramen head chef Mitsu Kusuhara. The menu includes SB Craft Tonkotsu Ramen, Shoyu Ramen, Vegan Ramen, Pork Chashu Bowl, Chicken Chashu Bowl and Spicy Tuna Bowl. A variety toppings are available in addition to salads, sides, beer, and wine. Craft Ramen is open daily for dinner from 4-10 p.m. and will begin offering lunch in October. Call 770-2170. Thanks to reader Steve H. for the tip.

STATE & H: Wesley Tom (left) and Dymon Taylor from Phoenix, Arizona, dine on the patio at the new Craft Ramen at the corner of State and Haley Streets.

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