Shoki Ramen House closed its original 24th St. location and will reopen in early February at the site of the former Trails Restaurant on 21st.
Shoki held a short notice Customer Appreciation Day on Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, the last day its original location was open. Longtime customers who saw it posted on their Facebook page streamed in and a line of people waited in the cold to eat at the shack one last time. It could also be that they offered $3 bowls of ramen, which I took advantage of.
In the interim, fans of Shoki can still get their fix at the R street location, which remains open.
When it opens, Shoki Ramen House will be located at 2530 21st St. It can be found online at http://shokiramenhouse.com/.
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