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Wood Beams, Wood Tables, Wood Facade: Inside Yona, Jonah Kim's Noodle Bar

Ramen comes to Ballston.

Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

Diners have been waiting to see what Jonah Kim can do with noodles, ramen, brussels sprouts and more: they'll discover the answer when Yona opens in Ballston on Monday.

Natalie Park Design Studio collaborated with Kim on the restaurant's design which has wood everywhere. The style is meant to invoke Japanese minimalism. There are focal points like an open kitchen, mosaic whale wall tiles, a facade made from Douglas fir wood and exposed beams near the ceiling.

This restaurant is a collaboration with owner Mike Isabella. Before opening his own place, Kim worked at the now-shuttered Pabu in Baltimore. More about the menu here.