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Chef Junya Watanabe Makes the Andrew Zimmern List

Andrew Zimmern is an American television personality, chef, food writer and teacher. He is the co-creator, host, and consulting producer of the Travel Channel series The Zimmern List, where he features two of Junya Watanabe’s creations: Rakiraki Ramen + Pokiritto.

Watch the Andrew Zimmern San Diego Episode HERE

MAY 9, 2018

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Top 25 Fried Chicken Spots

“Chef Junya Watanabe’s chicken karaage…it’s ultra-tender and savory, but has a soft and satisfying crunch.”

MAY 9, 2018

Zagat

Crave-Worthy Chicken Karaage

“…it’s the chicken karaage that we always crave. Here, boneless chicken is marinated, dredged in flour with a bit of curry powder and deep-fried.”

-By Darlene Horn | June 30, 2014

MAY 9, 2018

San Diego Magazine Best Restaurant Winner

San Diego Magazine Best Restaurant Winner

Winner Best Ramen and Best Asian Fusion.

JUL 3, 2017

Modern Luxury

Raw Deal

“A fashion entrepreneur ditches the runway for ramen, and we get the preview on his latest couture masterpiece: the sushi burrito.”

-By Angela Ashman | Photo: Sam Wells | January 6, 2016

NOV 28, 2016

Raki Raki

MORE RAMEN FOR LITTLE ITALY; KEARNY MESA'S RAKIRAKI TO EXPAND & ADD YAKITORI

After announcing expansion plans and searching all year for another location, Rakiraki Ramen & Tsukemen has selected a new spot for their second San Diego restaurant.The popular ramen house, whose first eatery opened in Kearny Mesa in October 2012, will be one of the anchor tenants in the new mixed-use Olea Apartments building at the north end of Little Italy, just steps from Juniper & Ivy and Ballast Point Tasting Room & Kitchen.

FEB 29, 2016

Zagat

THE HOTTEST RESTAURANTS IN SAN DIEGO

Rakiraki Ramen & Tsukemen was chosen as one of the 10 Hottest Restaurants in San Diego by Zagat for the second consecutive year. Check it our to see why we’re HOT!

FEB 29, 2016