Slurping Turtle and Tomukun Korean BBQ throw open their doors today, giving downtown Ann Arborites two new destinations to eat delicious Asian food. (Note: I know Tomukun Korean BBQ isn't noodle-centric like their Noodle Bar, but "Two New Downtown Restaurants Open Today" is a boring headline).
Slurping Turtle is headed by mini-celebrity Chef Takashi Yagihashi and has won rave reviews for their Chicago location. Tomukun Korean BBQ is the add-on to the popular and delicious Tomukun Noodle Bar, offering communal dining.
My fearless culinary prediction: both locations will do great business and find themselves regularly busy for years to come. Tomukun has the toughest test of the bunch, having to overcome the haunted location (RIP @Burger, RIP Grand Traverse Pie Company) but those guys are smart.
Hooray for food!