Ginza Ramen & Poke restaurant planned for Fargo's West Acres mall

The restaurant is expected to open sometime in April in the Ice Point location in the mall's food court, a co-owner said.

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A Ginza Ramen & Poke restaurant will be taking the place of the Ice Point Thai ice cream shop in the food court of Fargo's West Acres mall, one of the shop's owners confirmed Tuesday, Feb. 9. Helmut Schmidt / The Forum

FARGO — A new ramen and poke restaurant is being planned for the West Acres food court.

Ginza Ramen & Poke will open in the spot now occupied by Thai ice cream shop Ice Point.

Co-owner Scott Chen said the restaurant will bring “a new taste to Fargo-Moorhead” with the introduction of Japanese-style ramen (soup, noodles and other ingredients) and poke bowls (chunks of raw fish marinated in soy sauce and sesame oil).

“They are very popular,” Chen said Tuesday, Feb. 9.

Chen said he expected the new restaurant to open sometime in April


The restaurant will take the place of Ice Point, which serves Thai ice cream. The Ice Point location will remain open sometime into March, Chen said.

Chen is a partner in several area restaurants, along with John Weng and Steve Lin.


City inspection records show a permit has been requested for installing a hood for a kitchen.
Chen said the Fargo restaurant has no ties to restaurants with the same name in Texas.

Helmut Schmidt is a reporter for The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead's business news team. Readers can reach him by email at, or by calling (701) 241-5583.
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