Start Me Up: ‘Ronin Stones’ Sticks Out its Tongue on Clinton Street
Team Yoppari is expanding with a third restaurant in a two-block radius.
That new Japanese-style restaurant, Ronin Stones, is now underway. Plywood pillbox arrived last month at 69 Clinton Street signaling commencement of build-out.
The Japanese restaurant will focus on various preparations of beef tongue. Menu items include grilled tongue skewers and stewed tongue, along with sides like cabbage and potato salad.
As the wordplay in the name suggests, the endeavor is heavily reliant on Rolling Stones references. Just check out the tongue logo, an obvious homage (or rip, depending on your point of view).
Word on the street is that they’ll open sometime in November.
Ronin Stones takes the graffiti-laden north store of 69 Clinton Street, which previously hosted C&C Prosperity Dumpling. When that business folded in the wake of the controversy at the long-dead Eldridge location, Taqueria Diana initially planned to take over. The Mexican restaurant opened back in August 2017, and instead settled for just the south store.
The newcomer received approval from Community Board 3 for its beer-wine license in January of this year.