The ramen invasion has been slow but steady and now there's more: Domo Gastro off Central Avenue, a noodle's toss from the Vegas Lounge. While they're not pigeonholing themselves — the menu moves happily from Korean-inspired kimchi fries to Hmong pork sausage egg rolls to Chinese fried rice bowls — they're wisely showcasing ramen, the darling local dish of the moment.
Domo is calling itself a "gastropub," that throwback term Anthony Bourdain famously derided as "an idiotic term coined by those who somehow thought a properly poured pint couldn't, or shouldn't, coexist with fine quality food. I, to tell you the truth, used to be just such an idiot."
We're no such idiots, and we're glad to know that with these ramens and karaage chickens, we can also procure local pints, a tight list of wines and a full bar!