About Us

Gabe Rosen

Gabe Rosen, Noraneko founder, dreamed of running a restaurant since he was a little kid—so he moved to Oregon to go to cooking school in the '90s, got a Japanese degree, moved to Japan, came back, and in 2007 opened a popular izakaya called Biwa with his wife, best friend, and co-conspirator/cat-parent, Kina.

In 2015, Kina and Gabe teamed up with longtime Biwa heavy lifter, Ed Ross, to create Noraneko, a ramen shop and populist/magical-realist diner. 

Other heavy lifters like James Davidson and Kelsey Bowen have come along since.

This is just part of the story, of course.