Chosun Ramen ($13)
The Korean option on Sakuramen's menu. A shoyu broth with bulgogi, kimchi, seasoned egg (not pictured), and nori.
Co-owner Jonathan Cho and "Shoki"
The eponymous option. Kombu broth with menma, corn, green onion, mushrooms, and nori.
Pork Buns ($7)
Owner Jonathan Cho likes to keep the cuts of pork on the lean side, so they're not as fatty as other pork buns you've had.
Sakuramen's Front Door
Sakuramen is situated toward the north end of 18th Street. It's down a few steps in a space that was previously a Jumbo Slice joint (and two doors down from another Jumbo Slice shop). I'm OK with this replacement.
Sakuramen's interior is long and narrow. It's dominated by a long communal table in the center with a handful of tables to the side. There are cherry blossom accents throughout.