According to a recent permit filing, pastaRAMEN will open sometime soon in Bellevue, located at 848 103rd Ave NE #210.
A representative of pastaRAMEN and Montclair Hospitality did not immediately respond to What Now Seattle’s request for comment.
While an official opening date has yet to be confirmed, pastaRAMEN draws inspiration from the original 1950s concept at Tokyo’s Kabenoana restaurant, affectionately known as the “hole in the wall,” described as a culinary journey that harmoniously blends Wafu Italian with Japanese traditions. Initially, pastaRAMEN was an invite-only omakase experience held in exclusive and luxurious pop-up settings across New York, Miami, and Los Angeles. PastaRAMEN has now found its permanent home on the streets of Montclair, New Jersey, and soon Bellevue, as an elegant Italian ramen shop.
Their culinary fusion is described as sensational and sacred, bringing forth meticulous techniques and deep flavors that converge into an umami-rich taste, reminiscent of the warmth and love found in an Italian grandmother’s rustic cooking.
At the helm of pastaRAMEN is the James Beard Nominated Rising Star Chef, Robbie Felice. With unwavering dedication to quality ingredients and traditional techniques, Chef Felice invites diners to envision a unique experience – dining in Japan at an Italian restaurant, where a Japanese chef crafts each inspired dish. This essence of Wafu (和風) is a celebration of Japanese-style Italian cuisine, a delightful marriage of two distinct yet harmonious culinary worlds, according to the company website.
As for Montclair Hospitality, since its inception in 2014, MHG has emerged as a prominent player in the global hospitality scene, spearheading a culinary revolution with a focus on curating exceptional dining concepts, renowned restaurant brands, and critically acclaimed culinary experiences. Founded by Luck Sarabhayavanija, MHG has quickly risen to prominence, captivating the palates of food enthusiasts worldwide, according to their company website.