710 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

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The world's FIRST glow-in-the-dark ramen shop.

(*the second of two Atlanta activations)

February 20 to March 02, 2019

6-11PM // Wednesday - Saturdays

at 8arm / INK bar


An unprecedented, immersive dining experience showcasing high-end glow-in-the-dark food & drink, folklore, and storytelling, created by award-winning chefs and designers.

This platform allows you to purchase tickets to the Mobile Kitchen lumen-ramen dinner experience: a pre-ticketed, glow-in-the-dark dinner for up to 6 guests.

More information:

Instagram: / @dashboard_us

*Note: Dining tickets are SOLD OUT for Jan 30 to Feb 16, the first activation of NAKAMURA.KE: NIGHT PARADES {OF BENEVOLENT DEMONS} on Edgewood avenue in Downtown Atlanta.



Dashboard U.S.: Founder, Managing Partner

Zoo as Zoo: Founder, Chief Creative

Bompas & Parr: Lumen Menu Developer

8arm: Chef/Owner, Nhan Le, Executive Chef

The Sound Table: DJ/Owner, Karl Injex, Sound Curator

NinePound: Mobile Kitchen Fabricator


The ticketed dining experience in the mobile kitchen will last 30 minutes. When purchasing a ticket, guests will select a specific date and time slot. Each ticket reserves one seat at the mobile kitchen for one 30 minute meal (and one full experience). The kitchen seats six people at a time; thus, guests may purchase up to 6 tickets per time slot. Ticket purchasers will receive a gold token in the mail; this is your ticket and access to the event.

FOR DINNER GUESTS: When should I get there / how long should I stay?

Please arrive onsite at least 15 minutes before your selected time frame. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by members of the Nakamura family to learn their story as you explore the menu.


Japanese folklore and familial love.

Five hundred and nine years ago at the turn of the century, human records show the first sighting of the Nakamuras—a family of yokai. They lived harmoniously amongst us, running their family ramen business at night to serve other yokais. Their secret recipe was very popular amongst the spirits. During their busy nights, the restaurant would turn into a carnival, so rowdy that sometimes the festive commotion even reached human senses.

On one fated night, a formidable storm swept through town and engulfed everything in its path. The rising moon casted an ominous shadow on barren earth. The following morning, the Nakamura’s parents went missing. Their mysterious disappearance left their offspring in a frenzy. With the absence of an overhead figure, business took a consequential toll. There was no choice but to close shop indefinitely.

All of the children went separate ways in an attempt to build a new life for themselves.

Years after, as the screen faded and the dust began to settle, the Nakamura children reunited at the old ramen shop to commemorate their parents. The memorial carried on peacefully until the stove suddenly turned on by itself. Produce started glowing. Utensils started vibrating vigorously, beckoning to be held. The children followed the illuminated objects as they moved through the kitchen. Something was trying to show them their parent’s process of ramen making.

It dawned on them that remnants of their parents' spirits still lingered on by way of their legacy—the secret recipe. They realized that unless they mastered it, they would lose the little that was left of their parents too. Determined, they decided to open the shop again. Every full moon or so, the noodle would glow brightest and the children’s dream would come so close to manifestation, only to watch the light dim back down again.

To this day, the parents' whereabouts remains a mystery. But fruitless results don’t waver their faith. The Nakamura children and their mobile kitchen embarked on a lifetime search, chasing after the brightest full moon around the globe in hopes of a reunion with their parents.

The family, art, and story — created by Zoo as Zoo. kitchen and experiences curated and produced by Dashboard U.S.


Created by London’s Bompas & Parr, all items at are made with natural ingredients by this award winning global experiential kitchen. Food and drink will be prepared onsite at (lead by Executive Chef, Nhan Le) and all cuisine and beverage are designed with a lumen aspect that heightens the senses.

* There will be vegetarian and vegan options available.

* All guests must be 18 or older.


Email Hannah Leathers at


Refund Policy:

No refunds or returns.

Cancellation Policy:

In the event the venue cancels an event, you will be refunded within 4 business days of the event date for your purchase.

8arm / INK bar
710 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306