The former home of Orlando Meats at 728 Virginia Drive [GMap] in Ivanhoe Village has slowly been converted into a ramen restaurant over the past couple of years, but while it slowly moves through the final steps in permitting, the owner decided to host a pop-up with a friend.

We told you about Ramen Revolution (Instagram) HERE back in 2021 when the owner, Chef Jason Dugan, of Santiago’s Bodega (Instagram), shared his plans for the former butcher shop. At the time, Dugan told Bungalower that he was going to take his time with the buildout and make it really special.

The interior, as you can see in the photos below and the Instagram video, has been almost completely redone with custom booths and a central bartop, and features plenty of authentic ramen shop touches like a wooden ramen cart sign on the wall, rice paper wall-like dividers, and random ephemera.

While Ramen Revolution makes its way through permitting with the City of Orlando, Dugan decided to invite local chef/woodworker, Chef John Vu of Haute Noodle (Instagram), to host a short pop-up in the new space.

Vu has created a fun pop-up of Vietnamese dishes that are available for purchase from 4:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. Dishes include banh mi sandwiches and spring rolls, to peasant pork, bittermelon ribeye, and crispy pork. See the menu below.

This is the last week of the pop-up and you can reserve a table HERE to save your spot.

Ramen Revolution is expected to open in June.

Brendan O'Connor

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  1. Did the pop up get canceled? I had made a reservation and got an email that it was canceled.