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Everyone loves well-made ramen, and at Futo Buta, ramen is a work of art. Chef Michael Sortino uses fresh, seasonal produce and mixes flavorful ingredients to produce very creative ramen and a range of other authentic Japanese dishes.
The dining room is modern, with rustic rough wood and Zen-like décor, but it has an energetic atmosphere, and Futo Buta has become quite popular. There are about 40 seats inside and 40 more outside. Ramen is the star of the show, and they make fresh noodles every day from organic red wheat that is sourced locally.
To find out how Chef Michael makes an authentic Japanese ramen with Carolina twist, you should definitively try Shio, made of chicken broth with katsuobushi salts, bean sprouts, bok choy, Carolina prawns, and salmon smoked in-house.
Bland St Light Rail Station, 222 E Bland St., Charlotte, North Carolina, Phone: 704-376-8400
Photo: Futo Buta
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