Tonkotsu ramen restaurant Hide-Chan is opening another location. Owner Bobby Munekata, who also owns popular ramen house Totto Ramen, plans to debut the new restaurant at 314 53rd St., not far from two locations of Totto, according to DNAinfo. It will be the second location of Hide-Chan and will have similar menu of ramen and appetizers like gyoza and pork buns.
The original New York location of Hide-Chan is upstairs from a Totto location at 248 East 52nd St. and serves a pork-based broth, an alternative to Totto's chicken-based broth. Hide-Chan is a franchise location of a Japanese chain that's about two decades old. Totto has expanded more out of the two Munekata spots, but tonkotsu has been a popular broth choice for the legion of new ramen restaurants. The new Hide-Chain is expected to open in April.