Top Japanese Chef Chase Kojima Is Opening An Omakase Ramen Restaurant In Chatswood

Ria Lawrence Ria Lawrence - Staff Writer


Ramen enthusiasts, rejoice. A brand new ramen restaurant is coming to town courtesy of esteemed Sokyo executive chef and owner of popular sashimi diner Simulation Senpai — Chase Kojima. Titled Senpai Ramen, the dining experience will officially open its doors in February, 2022. You can expect a playful and eclectic menu offering some of Australia’s best produce to create a fine dining experience for the books.

Senpai Ramen

For the uninitiated, ‘Omakase’ translates to ‘leave it to the chef’ so you can expect a carefully curated menu by the chef and needless to say the meal will be both creative and delicious.

The restaurant will seat up to 25 people and guests can also look forward to a special drinks menu that Kojima has designed in partnership with another name to reckon with — PS40 bartender and owner, Michael Chiem.

On the cards so far are some seriously mouth-watering snacks and rich tonkotsu ramen. While ramen takes centrestage, you can look forward to many extensive dishes, think wagyu cooked over charcoal and 12-hour simmered abalone.

“I want Senpai Ramen to have the playfulness of omakase. I want to help take our guests a little bit out of their comfort zone and let
them try something they have never had before: an entirely new ramen experience,” Chase Kojima said.

“The concept of the restaurant will be comforting, relaxing service but very professional,” he added.


This will be yet another feather in Chatswood’s cap which is already home to some of the city’s finest eateries and dessert shops.

Bookings for Senpai Ramen are expected to open as early as next month so keep your eyes peeled for updates.

More info

What: Senpai Ramen
Where: G05, 88 Archer Street, Chatswood 2067
When: Opens mid-February 2022 with bookings open in January.


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