By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer Published Feb 04, 2018 at 10:59 PM

Yokohama, the ramen and karaoke restaurant at 1932 E Kenilworth Pl. on Milwaukee's East Side, has announced it will officially close on Monday, Feb. 5.

The restaurant, which opened in May 2017 and experienced a menu redux under Chef Matt Kerley this past December, served up its last steaming bowls of ramen this weekend. An email statement from the Stand Eat Deliver Hospitality Group delivered the news.

"We appreciate the businesses that welcomed us to the East Side and are happy to have made new friends," they said in a statement. "We are thankful to all of our staff and the hard work they put in as we continue to grow in the SED organization. We appreciate the ramen and karaoke faithful. We hope to see you again at our other establishments. Stand Eat Drink Hospitality has opportunities to pursue growth while we continue welcoming Milwaukee and Wisconsin guests through the doors of all our establishments. We are excited to keep pushing boundaries and bring more amazing hospitality concepts to guests."

Watch OnMilwaukee for additional details on what's next for this East Side space.

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer

Lori Fredrich (Lo) is an eater, writer, wonderer, bon vivante, traveler, cook, gardener and girlwonder. Born and raised in the Milwaukee area, she has tried to leave many times, but seems to be drawn to this quirky city that smells of beer and alewives.

Some might say that she is a little obsessed with food. Lo would say she is A LOT obsessed with food. After all, she has been cooking, eating and enjoying food for decades and has no plans to retire anytime soon. 

Lo's recipes and writing have been featured in a variety of publications including GO: Airtran Inflight Magazine, Cheese Connoisseur, Cooking Light, Edible Milwaukee, Milwaukee Magazine and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, as well as on the blog Go Bold with Butter, the web site Wisconsin Cheese Talk, and in the quarterly online magazine Grate. Pair. Share.