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Tanpopo: Your Neighborhood Noodle Shop

If you do something long enough, you can easily forget how you got started in the first place. That’s how Koshiki Yonemura Smith and her husband, Benjamin Smith, feel about their Lowertown establishment, Tanpopo.

“It almost feels like a blur back then,” Benjamin says. “It’s so long ago.”

It was 2000 when the couple opened Tanpopo on Selby Avenue, and their motivation was pretty simple: There was a culinary gap.

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