Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Self-serve Chinese noodle place opens in Oakland.

A self-serve noodle place from the owners of Love Ramen has opened on Fifth Ave. in Oakland. The restaurant carries the name Malaxiangguo online, likely owing to a sign advertising hot pot outside, though staff refer to it as Love Ramen in English. It is located at 3608 Fifth Ave. (map). Signage went up in April in the spot formerly occupied by much-maligned Thai Hana and the short-lived Hanami, both of which struggled with cleanliness and food service violations.