All has been quiet on the usually busy food hall news front for the past several weeks, but today, the Hub on Causeway development named another name for its forthcoming Hub Hall food hall (80 Causeway St., Boston), and it’s a doozy: Masaharu Morimoto, best known from Iron Chef on television, will open a ramen restaurant, Momosan Ramen Boston. The restaurant, as the Globe reports, will be the only full-service, standalone restaurant within the actual food hall (as opposed to casual kiosks), but the overall Hub on Causeway development does have several other standalone restaurants, including the recently opened Guy Fieri’s Tequila Cocina and Banners Kitchen & Tap.
In addition to ramen, Momosan Ramen will reportedly serve Japanese bar snacks, sushi, grilled dishes, and more, not to mention sake. Momosan Ramen also has locations in New York (the first, founded in 2016), Seattle, and Waikiki, and Morimoto also has high-end restaurants named Morimoto elsewhere around the world.
At the existing Momosan Ramen restaurants, the menu includes a variety of noodle dishes (tonkotsu ramen, a yakisoba dish stir-fried at the table, and more), as well as items such as Peking duck tacos, soft-shell crab bao, chicken karaage, and more.
When Momosan Ramen opens this winter, it will join a food hall jam-packed with dining options. (The food hall is also supposed to open this winter.) Most of the vendors have been announced, including Reelhouse Oyster Bar, Now Pouring Wine Bar, Bianco & Sons Sausage, Taco Dumbo, Caffe Nero, Greco, Juicygreens, Boston Soup Co., Smoke Shop BBQ, Cusser’s Roast Beef, Sauce, Monica’s Mercato, Sullivan’s Castle Island, Mike’s Pastry, and Apizza.
A beer bar called Draft by Banners and a cocktail bar called Sound Advice (the latter with consultation from the team behind New York’s acclaimed Death & Co.) are also slated to open elsewhere within the Hub on Causeway development, and a movie theater — ArcLight Cinemas — is already open there and has its own bar.
Stay tuned for updates on Morimoto’s restaurant and Hub Hall as a whole as the Year of the Food Hall wraps up and inevitably turns into Several Years of the Food Hall.