It’s been a tough year for Chef Eddy Thretipthuangsin. Earlier this year, he closed BITE By Eddy T, the restaurant that replaced the Dallas outpost of Kin Kin Urban Thai. Now, the latter restaurant’s original Fort Worth location has also closed its doors.
The Fort Worth Star Telegram reports that Kin Kin Urban Thai officially closed up shop this past Sunday, just a little over a year after opening. Thretipthuangsin may be looking to ditch the Kin Kin concept altogether, as a tipster told Eater that plans for another outpost at Richardson’s CityLine development were terminated back in March.
Kin Kin will be replaced by Oni Ramen, a concept “modeled after Austin’s popular Ramen Tatsu-Ya” from former Little Lilly Sushi chef Jesus Garcia, who recently returned to Fort Worth after a stint in Seattle.
As far as the menu is concerned, Garcia plans to offer a few different types of ramen dishes. “"It'll definitely be different," Garcia told the Star-Telegram. "I'll be doing at least one pork broth but a lot of people don't like pork or can't eat pork, so I'll be doing other types of broths that'll incorporate chicken, duck and turkey."
Garcia hopes to open Oni Ramen in the “next two to three months.” Stay tuned for a more concrete opening date.