Iyasare’s Lunch Ramen: An Elegant, Hearty Affair


KQED — When Iyasare opened on Fourth Street in Berkeley in 2013, it replaced the beloved O Chamé a 23-year institution known for its clean, locally-driven Japanese food. The buzz about what might replace it—in essence, what would appeal to the city’s most devout shoppers who frequented the upscale shops in the neighborhood—didn’t last long. The space was quickly sold to James Syhabout (Commis, Hawker Fare) and Sho Kamio, who had been blowing people away with his cooking at Yoshi’s on Fillmore.

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