April 1, 2015 By Michael Florio
The ramen restaurant that has been under construction at 47-36 Vernon Boulevard in recent months is expected to open May 1.
The restaurant, called Tamashii Ramen, is owned by Jhon Cho, who owns and operates a restaurant by the same name at 29-05 Broadway in Astoria. The Long Island City version will have the same menu as the Astoria location. (click for menu)
Cho will run the Vernon Boulevard location; he has a manager who will operate the Astoria restaurant.
The Vernon Blvd restaurant will seat about 25 to 30 people. Cho will be serving wine, beer and saki.
Cho said that he decided to open a Vernon Blvd location since there has been a lot of demand at his Astoria location from LIC customers. He said many LIC residents call his Astoria restaurant hoping to place an order that -due to distance–he is unable to meet.
Cho, a Korean national, has been in the US for 16 years and has worked or owned restaurants since. His father is Japanese while his mother is Korean. His mother operated a restaurant in Korea for more than 30 years, he said.