Upcoming dining and fitness additions will bring a number of new experiences to Santana Row in 2020. Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, a Japanese master chef known for his innovative and signature style of cuisine, will open his popular ramen and yakitori Izakaya concept, Momosan, at Santana Row. This energetic and casual dining experience will feature the Iron Chef’s signature take on Japanese ramen, grilled skewers and Izakaya dishes, plus a diverse selection of premium sake, beer and spirits.
“I am looking forward to opening Momosan in San Jose’s vibrant Santana Row district,” said Chef Morimoto. “Momosan is all about enjoying ramen, yakitori, beer and sake in a fun, casual environment.”
At Momosan Santana Row, noodles will be front and center, highlighting Chef Morimoto’s varieties of Japanese-style flavor-forward ramen. The menu will also shine with a variety of grilled dishes and Japanese bar snacks, all with Chef Morimoto’s signature twist. Playful small Izakaya plates and appetizers will take guests on a comfort food journey.
“San Jose is a city with traditional culture, including traditions that are adapted from Japan, as well as the most advanced technology as the center of Silicon Valley,” said Chef Morimoto. “I am very excited to explore the challenges and opportunities such a unique place offers me.”
For more information on Chef Morimoto, visit ironchefmorimoto.com.
2020 kicks off with celebrations and community events for the entire family. Here’s what’s coming up this February:
San Jose 408k ‘Race to The Row’
Sunday, Feb. 2, starting 8 a.m.
The 9th annual Race to The Row, brought to you by Amazon and benefitting Pat Tillman Foundation is coming on Feb. 2. Featuring the famous “Mariachi Mile” and “Memorial Mile,” this fun point-to-point course will take you through some of San Jose’s most charming neighborhoods. As you cross the finish line, Santana Row shops & restaurants will be waiting for you with free yoga classes, mimosas and more.
Click here to Register for this event. For registered runners, the Packet Pick Up will be held in Santana Row Park (across from Left Bank) on Feb. 3 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
For more information, visit santanarow.com/events/408k-race-to-the-row.
Santana Row Lunar New Year Celebration
Saturday, Feb. 8, 1 – 3 p.m.
Santana Row welcomes the Year of The Rat with an afternoon of Lunar New Year festivities, presented by NTD Television and The Epoch Times. Enjoy the drumbeats and crashing cymbals of the Dragon and Lion dances, plus other fascinating cultural performances on a large stage in Santana Row Park.
Every hour, on the hour from 1 – 3 p.m., red envelopes will be distributed in the park filled with Santana Row shop & restaurant gifts and offers (while supplies last). Also enjoy in-store events, discounts, arts & crafts and more on The Row in honor of Lunar New Year.
This event is free and open to the public. Bring the family and celebrate the start of 2020 coordinated by the cycles of the moon. For more information, visit santanarow.com/events/santana-row-lunar-new-year-celebration.