It was a super-sugoi time at the 2014 J-POP SUMMIT and 1st Annual Ramen Festival located in the City’s Japantown. Chō food. Performances that’ll make you POP. Tons of fun. And WAY too many people. So many in fact, that average wait times for a savory bowl of ramen, were the talk of local social medial. Folks expressed joy and outrage over the lines which, on average, was about a 3 hour wait on its first day (Saturday). Yes, 3 hours!
We decided to go on a Sunday, early, in the hopes of being able to get a bowl. What would await us? Would the wait in line be long yet again? Would I survive the wait? And more importantly, would the ramen be even worth it? Here’s a photo recap of our wait in line and the rest of our day in J-Town:
Overall, having actually reached the front of the line (with cheers!) after waiting a mere 2 hours to experience a bowl of ramen heaven, I’m going to go out on a noodle and say “You bet it was!” Would I do it again? No. Just no.