‘Iron Chef’ Morimoto bringing ramen dinner series to MGM Grand

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Masaharu Morimoto poses for a photo during the grand opening of his first Las Vegas restaurant, Morimoto, at the MGM Grand Friday, Oct. 21, 2016.

“Iron Chef” Masaharu Morimoto will introduce his ramen restaurant Momosan Ramen & Sake in Las Vegas through a series of pop-up dinners Jan. 23 to 26 at his self-named restaurant at the MGM Grand.

The a la carte menu will be available only in the Morimoto Las Vegas lounge, according to a news release. Momosan, a nickname of Morimoto, debuted in New York City in 2016.

“Momosan pays homage to my childhood in Hiroshima, where I developed an early love of noodles,” Morimoto said in a statement. “While ramen is our focus, we also feature a variety of other traditional and contemporary Japanese-inspired comfort foods. I’m honored to share one of my favorite and most personal culinary projects with MGM Grand’s guests and visitors.”

The pop-up dining experiences will be available beginning at 4 p.m. on the select dates. For more information or to make reservations, visit MGM Grand online.

Besides New York, Momosan Ramen & Sake is in Honolulu, with a third location opening this summer in Seattle.

Since 1998, Morimoto has competed on the Japanese television show “Iron Chef” and also appears on the Food Network’s “Iron Chef America.”