Random thoughts from a part time restaurant owner, and Ramen in Burlingame

I have partnered with my best friend from middle school Stanley Chan (bio) to open up a modern sushi restaurant, I Privé, in downtown Burlingame in 2014.  We have been in business for little over 14 months now.

The restaurant serves innovative Japanese food that combines flavor, texture and sauces to bring “not just another sushi restaurant” to the Bay Area.  Stanley has run a very successful restaurant in Castro Valley for over 12 years, I Sushi (Yelp) and his food deserves a much bigger stage.

This week, I’m very happy to tell everyone that after many months of preparation, we are ready to bring ramen to the menu!

  • Pork Chashu Ramen – Served with slices of Chashu pork, soft-boiled egg, bean sprouts, bamboo shoot, corn, veggies, and all deliciously prepared with our special Tonkatsu broth
  • Tonkatsu Scallop Ramen Served with seared whole scallop, soft-boiled egg, bean sprouts, bamboo shoot, corn, veggies, and all deliciously prepared with special Tonkatsu broth.

If you are in the Bay Area, come by and check us out, right off of the Burlingame Caltrain station! http://iprivesake.com/

If you are curious about what I’ve learned along the way, I have written about my perspective of the restaurant business from a technologist point of view.  Two of my blog post details what it’s like from a small business dealing with the marketing tools that are out there.