Noodle-hungry diners can rest easy now that Ganko Ittetsu Ramen is open inside the Arcade building at Coolidge Corner. The Japanese ramen shop officially opened over the weekend.
The Ganko team includes Leonard Nomura, Mayumi Sengoku, and chef Ken Iwaoka, who was behind a regular ramen pop-up at Harvard Square's Osushi. Now, Iwaoka is cooking three types of ramen modeled after the styles common in Sapporo, a large city in northern Japan with a climate similar to New England's, according to the restaurant's website.
Ganko's three types of ramen — miso, shoyu, and tan tan — are all made in a wok, starting with a sauce and broth ahead of the noodles and toppings. Wok cooking reportedly keeps the mixture hotter, allowing a deeper flavor profile to develop.
It will be open seven days a week from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. at 318 Harvard St.