Anime-themed ramen restaurant Soupa Saiyan 3 plans soft opening near UCF

Restaurant set to open Wednesday, Dec. 8 at 5 p.m.

Picture from inside Soupa Saiyan's original location (Brooke Savage)

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – The anime-themed ramen restaurant Soupa Saiyan is planning a soft opening for its third location, Soupa Saiyan 3, starting on Wednesday, Dec. 8, according to a social media post.


Soupa Saiyan 3 is opening up at 11325 University Blvd., about a mile to the east of the University of Central Florida’s campus. The restaurant is set to Wednesday through Sunday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. each day, according to the business’s Facebook page.

It has not yet announced when it will hold its grand opening or what its normal operating hours will be.

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Soupa Saiyan’s original location is at 5689 Vineland Road in Orlando, near Universal Studios. The second location, Soupa Saiyan 2, is in Jacksonville.

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The name Soupa Saiyan is a reference to the Japanese animated series Dragon Ball Z, where several of the main characters come from an alien race called Saiyans who can power up and become Super Saiyans.

The restaurants are decked out in murals and other art depicting the main characters from the cartoon.

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Thomas Mates is a digital storyteller for News 6 and He also produces the podcast Florida Foodie. Thomas is originally from Northeastern Pennsylvania and worked in Portland, Oregon before moving to Central Florida in August 2018. He graduated from Temple University with a degree in Journalism in 2010.