Vancouver's ramen scene is always brimming with options, and despite being a city that is saturated in ramen brands, styles, and chains, it seems there's always room for one more.
A new ramen restaurant is moving in at 770 Bute St called Beest. The name is presumably a play on beast and beef, which factors into their signature dish, but a term that Google thinks should be the superlative "best," so mind your searching.
Beest's focus is on "roast beef marinated ramen," according to its tagline. Specifically, Beest will feature a style of broth-less ramen called mazemen, which has been popularized in recent years in Vancouver by the chain Kokoro Tokyo Mazesoba, which operates multiple units in the Metro region, including a fairly new location in the River District.
Touting "a brand new ramen experience," Beest has not revealed much more about its concept, though a samurai figure plays into their branding, per its scant Instagram postings.
Beest's address was most recently home to an outpost of Damso, the Korean restaurant, which has been closed for some time now.
No opening date or further details have been shared; Beest is on Instagram as @beest_vancouver, where they will provide updates.