Friday, July 20, 2018
Dining

New restaurant opening today: Buya Ramen in downtown St. Petersburg

Ready for more ramen?

Opening today is newcomer Buya Ramen, bringing springy noodles and complex broths to 911 Central Ave. in downtown St. Petersburg.

Food critic Laura Reiley reported a few weeks ago that the spot, from restaurant vet Mike Sponaugle, will feature two kinds of broth: "a traditional meaty tonkotsu (a 22-hour process) and a soy-based broth, with toppers like crispy duck and wagyu brisket, and a seafood version with grilled langostinos."

We wrote back in November, when the hyped Ichicoro Ramen opened in Seminole Heights, about Tampa Bay's growing ramen trend. Think of Buya Ramen as a bit more upscale than some of the other local ramen joints, with prices in the $15-$20 range.

Doors open today at 4 p.m.. You can make reservations by calling (727) 202-7010 or at buyaramen.com, but the next couple days are already pretty full. Times correspondent Carlynn Crosby will be at Buya checking out the scene this evening; follow her on our food social accounts (Instagram and Twitter ) for photos and more.

And before you go, here is some required reading — Ramen 101: How to slurp your way through the broth and noodles .

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