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SLOCO Thursdays

Through the remainder of the year we will be serving  THURSDAY NITES 5:30-8:00pm at SLOCO on 12th Ave. South. Menus are posted weekly on our FACEBOOK SITE. Our join our mailing list below for menu and special event updates.

THURSDAYS at the Nashville Farmers Market

We are very excited to announce that we are spending our THURSDAY nights at the Nashville Farmers Market. The menu will include two ramen, one chx or pork and a vegetarian option, as well as seasonal market specials. Come see us from 6-9pm every thursday this summer. This is a very family friendly event and […]

TUESDAYS at Lipstick Lounge

  It’s new digs this summer for the OTAKU crew. This and every tuesday you can come to Lipstick Lounge for a cold brew and some delicious ramen. The menu will be street food focused with one hot one cold ramen, fried chicken, scallion pancakes and pork buns. 7:30pm

JOINT June 14th

  As Nashville continues to create amazing social and food opportunities, I am thrilled to be a part of so many of them, but when Libby Callaway and Susan Sherrick asked me to be a part of JOINT 2 I jumped. World class photography, vintage bikes and music? Yes, I think so. So imagine….JAPANESE BIKER […]

Otaku South / EXTRA LARGE 4/20

By far the biggest event we have ever dreamed up. Otaku’s initial goal was to bring ramen to Nashville, so not our goal is to bring MORE ramen to Nashville….and some KILLER Yakitori. What is Yakitori you ask? Assorted cuts and styles of meat and vegetables cooked on a grill with japanese charcoal and served […]

OTAKU/Bar 308

This Tuesday April 2nd we will be poppin at Bar 308. Ramen Shop style, this event will be walk up only. Service begins at 6:30pm MENU; Spicy Fried Chicken Ramen $12, Vegan Curry Bisque $12, Kara-Age w/ wasabi mayo $8


We are very proud to announce that we will be a food vendor at the Cherry Blossom Festival on March 23rd. It looks to be a fantastic spring day for friends and family, so put it on your calendar and come out for the fun and the RAMEN! We will be serving Tonkotsu only at […]

Feb. 26th OTAKU/Yazoo

It was only a matter of time before I beagn cooking with booze….so lets get this going. OTAKU will be “Cooking with Beer” at Yazoo Brewery next week. We are getting busy with the the food, on the food and paired with the food. It’s going to be delicious, loud and fun…all my favorite […]

Feb. 18th OTAKU/SILO 5:45pm…walks in will be welcome

A few seats still available for the 5:45pm seating at SILO on Monday 2/18….Walk ups welcome Four courses for $40 (drinks not included ) PICKLE PLATE: Soy Shitakes, Scarlett Radish w/citrus, Japanese Potato salad IZAKAYA PLATE: Curry Croquette w/apple butter and pea tendrils, Chx breast w/ wasabi & chx thigh w/ scallion skewers RAMEN: Tonkotsu […]

OTAKU/12 South Tap Room

Oh where to begin? Well the story of this whole crazy journey began with a conversation on a porch. I guess that’s how it works. A sparkle, a glimmer, an idea, a yearning……then the turning point comes. ACTION.   My first evening as OTAKU was a little bit like running into a burning building.   […]

OTAKU/Burger UP November 11, 2012

I started talking about my noodle dreams about 2 years ago. In passing Miranda (the owner of Burger-Up) stored that comment, and this past spring on the porch of Peter Nappi attending a party for a mutual friend, I threw out that same comment again: “I would love to have a Ramen Noodle Shop here […]