Fremont East Entertainment District in Downtown Las Vegas has welcomed a new resident with Itsy Bitsy: Ramen and Whisky, an intimate Asian restaurant and bar, located at 150 N. Las Vegas Blvd. at the base of The Ogden.
Itsy Bitsy is born from a dynamic partnership between Corner Bar Management Group, the company behind Park on Fremont, Commonwealth, Due & Proper and Whist Stove & Spirits; DJ Five, one of Las Vegas’ top DJs; and Downtown Project.
“DJ Five and I have a friendship that was built on our love of food,” said Corner Bar co-owner, Ryan Doherty. “Opening a restaurant that combines our talents is something that has been in the works for years, and the space at The Ogden couldn’t be a better fit to open Itsy Bitsy.”
Located in the space formerly occupied by Wild, the new dining destination joins the ranks of other outstanding Downtown Project small business investments including EAT, Carson Kitchen, Bocho and many more.
“Itsy Bitsy will be a great addition to the ongoing revitalization efforts of our flourishing neighborhood,” said Downtown Project’s Executive Vice President of Operations, Michael Downs. “We look forward to the continued growth of our partnership with Corner Bar through this and other future projects.”
Quirky, colorful and full of flavor, Itsy Bitsy combines mixology, art and design, which have become signature qualities of Corner Bar’s concepts. The menu, executed by Executive Chef Ricardo Romo, is simple but satisfying, in offering a blank canvas for patrons to create their own ramen bowl through three steps: 1. “Pick Your Noodle,” 2. “Pick Your Broth,” and 3: “Choose Your Topping.” Plus, Itsy Bitsy offers an array of other selections, including Japanese Wakame seaweed salad, Gyoza dumplings, garlic edamame; an array of hand rolls including Kurobuta sausage and spicy tuna; and design-your-own rice dishes. Itsy Bitsy’s dishes will be made with modern techniques and locally-sourced ingredients.
Itsy Bitsy features an extensive beverage menu, complete with masterfully mixed cocktails handcrafted by mixologist Daniel Marohnic, best known for the highly revered cocktail menus at Commonwealth and The Laundry Room. The intimate venue also features craft beers, Japanese sake and an array of Japanese whiskeys. Mixing classic Japanese spirits with flavors from around the world, Itsy Bitsy offers libations to rival any modern spirit bar.
Named for its 2,500-square-foot footprint, Itsy Bitsy’s decor combines modern and old world sensibilities with an Asian tinge, filled with black-stained reclaimed woods and copper accents. Designed by Doherty, the convivial interior will be complemented by a playlist curated by DJ Five.
Itsy Bitsy is open for lunch and dinner, daily, as well as for late-night service on select nights. More information is available on the website at www.itsybitsyramen.com, Facebook at www.Facebook.com/ItsyBitsyLV and Twitter @ItsyBitsyLV. Itsy Bitsy offers takeout as well as deliver to residents at The Odgen.