A resident of Greenwood recently lamented that neighborhood’s loss of one of Seattle’s most popular noodle houses.
But it seems all of its regular customers found Aloha Ramen on its opening night Friday in Lake City.
The Japanese noodle house, now nestled in the shopping center at the intersection of Lake City Way and NE 127th Street, was packed just hours after opening its doors for the first time here.
Customers took most of the parking spaces in a lot usually wide open with empty spots. Dozens of people packed into the small shop with a line stretching out into the parking lot.
The business moved from Greenwood into a strip of businesses that has struggled to attract tenants. The addition of the new bustling business may act as an anchor to attract more businesses there.
Aloha gets consistent high marks for its food and has plenty of glowing reviews on social review site Yelp. It is consistently regarded as one of the best ramen spots in Seattle.
Now in Lake City, the restaurant is adding to our growing list of excellent dining choices.
Note: We usually give restaurants a few days to work out issues before writing about an opening. But the line out the door and the packed parking lot made this opening much more newsworthy.