One ramen shop leaves the Super 88 market in Allston, and another appears in its stead. Isshindo: Ramen with a Soul is poised to open in the former Pikaichi space (1 Brighton Ave., Boston), according to a note posted to the shop’s door as well as new signage. Isshindo is now hiring, per the note.
Pikaichi left Allston in December, citing rising rents as the reason and leaving many Pikaichi fans grieving. But owner Taka Akatsu quickly secured a new space in Medford — the former Emiliano’z Mexican Grill space at 123-125 Boston Ave. — and plans to re-open his popular shop as early as March.
Per state filings, Wei Lin is behind Isshindo. A person by the same name is also connected to Fuloon in Beverly, but it is not clear whether this is the same person.
Isshindo’s forthcoming home, Super 88, is an Allston destination packed full of food stalls that serve up affordable Chinese, Korean, Indian, Thai, Japanese, and Vietnamese food, including one of the best banh mi options in town. The former Pikaichi space is set apart from the main food court.
Eater has reached out to Isshindo for more details; this post will be updated as more information becomes available on the ramen shop’s upcoming opening.