Sera's Ramen Enclave Now Open in Former Bang Space in West Highland

Keep Westword Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free.

When Bang! closed at 3472 West 32nd Avenue last summer, we knew it wouldn't be long before another restaurant moved into the cozy space with the sly back entrance and secluded patio seating. And while the familiar giant fork and spoon that marked Bang! for passersby still hang above the front window of the building, a bamboo mural has been added on the opposite side, indicating that the spot has a new occupant. The newcomer is Sera's Ramen Enclave, which is now serving a small but diverse menu of noodle bowls, appetizers and other dishes that capture the flavors of Japan, Vietnam and Korea.

Sera's is the creation of owner Sera Nguyen and her family, including her mother, who once ran a restaurant in Vietnam. Ramen bowls come in five styles, both traditional and innovative. Spicy miso ramen with grilled chicken will be familiar to ramen fans, but the list also includes Saigon curry ramen, red Seoul ramen, sesame somen with short rib, and "flavorsome" ramen with oxtail broth and shredded oxtail meat.

Appetizers include grilled oysters with Cajun seasoning, grilled quail skewers, steamed duck-bun sliders and crispy crepes with Vietnamese dipping sauce. (We haven't tried those yet, but we're hoping they're similar to traditional bánh xèo.) Spring rolls, duck fried rice, yakisoba and Vietnamese rice crackers round out the menu.

Sera's is open every day but Tuesday, with lunch served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner offered from 5 to 10 p.m. weekdays. On weekends, the shop is open from noon to 10 p.m.

Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.