College Hill's Japanese Gastropub Kiki Announces Grand Opening Date

Get ready for some noodle slurpin' on Aug. 28

click to enlarge Ramen - Photo: Northside Yacht Club/Facebook
Photo: Northside Yacht Club/Facebook

If you've frequented Northside Yacht Club over the past several years, you may have come across Chef Hideki's ramen pop-up events.

Former chef of OTR's Kaze, Hideki Herada announced his plans to open a Japanese Gastropub in 2017. After several years of preparation, Kiki has announced its opening date. Get ready for all the ramen slurpin' your little heart desires on Aug. 28. 

The restaurant will offer a variety of Japanese dishes, as well a sushi night once a week. They are also working to obtain their liquor license. 

“College Hill is the perfect fit for Kiki and our Japanese dishes. In this diverse community, Kiki will bring a completely new taste and we are excited to give that to the people of College Hill,” Harada said in a press release.

“It’s been a dream of ours to open a business together and create something genuine and creative.” 

The restaurant is located in the blossoming College Hill area, where the second location Tortilleria Garcia recently opened and more exciting projects are on their way. 

“Every business district needs a sit down establishment where you can celebrate life’s big moments, or simply enjoy an evening with your significant other. That’s what Kiki will provide and we couldn’t be more excited for it.” Seth Walsh, Executive Director of the College Hill Community Urban Redevelopment Corp. said in the same press release.

“If you haven’t been to College Hill recently, it’s time to come check us out again.”

The grand opening ribbon cutting will begin at 10 a.m. on Aug. 28. 

Kiki, 5932 Hamilton Ave., College Hill.

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