MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Although they only opened in November in Maplewood village, the Ani Ramen team made the extremely difficult decision to temporarily close Ani Ramen locations as of Monday, March 16 due to the current COVID-19 situation. The owners have announced, however, that today,  Thursday March 19, from 12-6 p.m., Ani Ramen is giving away a family meal kit for free, one per family, at their Maplewood location at 149 Maplewood Avenue, and at their Montclair and Jersey City restaurants as well.

Each Ani Ramen Family Meal Kit will serve 3 to 4 ramen lovers, and will contain Ani’s incredible broth, a hearty serving of their exclusive Sun Noodles, fresh veggies, and proteins.  Guests are asked to please bring their own bag to carry away their meal kits. This will be strictly grab-and-go, to minimize contact. First come, first served, while supplies last. (Ani Ramen will, as always, uphold the highest level of cleanliness and caution in the preparation of each meal kit.)

Ani Ramen Gift Cards will also be available at each pick-up point, for sharing the future gift of ramen with friends or family. As an additional thank you, Ani Ramen is matching purchases: for $50, get a $100 gift card, or for $25, get $50. And there will be swag: the first 25 guests at each location will receive an Ani t-shirt.

Founder Luck Sarabhayavanija says, “We love seeing people together, sharing food and drink, at Ani Ramen. It was hard to close our doors, if only temporarily, and this is our way of saying ‘thank you’ for our guests’ understanding and loyalty during this challenging time.”