A new ramen restaurant is just about ready to open in eastern Loudoun County.

A ripple of excitement ran through the community when The Burn first broke the news about Marumen coming to Cascades Overlook in Sterling. The popular restaurant from Fairfax is opening its second location in the former Ocean Blue space.

The sign was recently mounted on the exterior and we have our first glimpse inside as well. While they aren’t done setting everything up, they’re getting close. Target opening is mid-January.

Marumen specializes in Japanese ramen — noodle and broth bowls with toppings — as well as other small plates and a varied beer selection. The first Marumen opened in 2015 in Fairfax. Check out the menu for that location here. We’re told the new restaurant’s menu will be very similar.

Images: Marumen