St. Paul’s little ramen shop that closed its original location near Cathedral Hill is moving down the hill. Tori Ramen will move into a location recently vacated by Chicago Taste Authority. The new location will include the ramen with scratch-made noodles and a quick-service lunch, but owners Asiya Persaud and Jason Dorweiler will expand to a larger menu with more formal service in the evenings.
The small ramen shop first opened on Victoria Street just off of Selby Avenue in 2016 serving entirely pork-free ramen soups. The shop fast became a neighborhood favorite. A second location in Minneapolis’ Victory neighborhood was added in the summer of 2018.
The original location shuttered in August, but hinted at a new spot down on the lively stretch that’s also home to Pajarito and Keg & Case.
If things go well, the new restaurant could open before the end of the year, with expanded patio seating planned for next spring.
First opened as Chris and Rob’s, Chicago Taste Authority closed in mid-September of this year. It had been serving hot dogs and more to the neighborhood since 2009. The original location remains in operation in South Minneapolis.