Gun restaurant
(Mike Allen)

This past week, plans for a new Japanese restaurant in the Paseo were unveiled. My first thought upon reading the news was, “Wow, this looks great!” My second thought, after seeing the name is Gun, was “That is … very on-brand for Oklahoma.”

All kidding aside, the Gun restaurant name comes from a character in the Japanese comedy Tampopo. The film also provided the name for the already established Goro restaurant in the Plaza District. From reading about it, the Gun restaurant will serve different food and drinks in an attempt to offer a bit of a new experience.

I think it’s pretty cool that a local restaurant group (in this case, 84 Hospitality Group) can be successful enough to name multiple restaurants after an obscure 1980’s Japanese comedy film. If people understand the name, the effort will project the opposite of my comic above to out of town visitors: that Oklahoma City has new and cool things happening everyday.

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