If there's one thing we loved in our childhood, it was the cartoons; whether you preferred anime & manga or Americanized cult classics, most agree that Dragon Ball Z shaped a good portion of our childhoods. That's why we were so excited when we heard about Dragon Ball Z themed ramen shop, Soupa Saiyan, opening a new location in Jacksonville — but will it be like the original Orlando location?
Soupa Saiyan already gave us a little sneak peek at the exterior, posting a photo of the sign to their Instagram page of the new location being finished up in Jacksonville's Tinseltown Plaza. The new sign looks sleek & updated in comparison to their original sign, but what we really want to see is the inside. You can see the 1st sneak peek of the outside they posted below.
Luckily we can get a little peek at the inside too thanks to user Gray Callon on Facebook, & it's looking like it might be even better than their original location. The photos show walls covered in manga clippings, standing or high top bar-like table, an assembly line-Esque counter space in what appears to be a larger location. Check out the photos below.
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It really looks like it's coming along nicely, & we are so excited to see the fully-fledged finished product. While an official opening date has yet to be announced, Soupa Saiyan told Narcity to expect an opening at the end of October. Talk about a Halloween treat — we just hope it doesn't turn out to be a trick!
Soupa Saiyan also recently completed renovations at their Orlando location, reopening to the public yesterday according to a Facebook post. If you can't wait for the new location to open, you could stop into their Orlando location to check out the new updates, or check out another noodle shop in Orlando with an awesome Naruto theme. Either way, we're hungry for some dank noods right now.
An overview of the Soupa Saiyan 2 location, as they're calling it, can be seen below.
Soupa Saiyan 2
Cuisine: Pan-Asian noodles, customizable ramen, and Japanese sweets; they offer other bites too, like dumplings.
Address: To Be Announced — it will be located in front of Tinseltown USA in the town center, which is located at 4535 Southside Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32216.
Why You Need To Go: Some of the best pan-Asian noodles you can get in the Sunshine State in an awesome Dragon Ball Z themed space. They even have Japanese cheesecake and Pocky. Cosplayers welcome.