Pop up restaurant, Monohon, has secured its first permanent site on Old Street, London which is due to open at the end of the year.
The deal was brokered by specialist UK leisure property agency Shelley Sandzer, acting on behalf of the previous tenants.
Monohon will be split over a 1,400 sq ft ground floor and basement and will seat around 30 covers.
The menu will feature authentic ramen dishes including abura soba, which was the pop up restaurant's most popular dish last year.
Ian Wheatley founded Monohon, which means ‘the real thing' in Japanese, after visiting Japan in the 1990s and developing a passion for the cuisine. He returned to the UK in 2013 to learn how to make authentic ramen.
Wheatley said: "There is a strong lunch and dinner crowd in the area that we look forward to engaging with. Old Street has changed so much in the last 20 years but still has a good energy and I think the Clerkenwell side of the roundabout is about to develop rapidly and match the Shoreditch side. It is very exciting to be a part of that."
Commenting on the deal, Tony Levine at Shelley Sandzer, said: "We identified Monohon as an ideal operator for this location, adjacent to the popular and vibrant Whitecross Street, where there is very high footfall during the day due to the many surrounding offices. Ian has tremendous passion for ramen and we are sure they will be extremely successful here."
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