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Chinpei Ramen

November 10, 2013

Chinpei Ramen

Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes at your favorite restaurant? Well, much credit goes to the many chefs, owners and managers who work diligently day in and day out to ensure Hawaii’s diners have a top-notch dining experience. This week, Dining Out gets the inside scoop from Chinpei Ramen owner Yoshi Hashigami, who…

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Spice Up the Season With Curry

Autumn is officially here, and Starbuck’s Pumpkin Spice Lattes, progressively cooler nights and a fashion-forward fall wardrobe are just a few of my favorite introductions to the season. And from a food enthusiast standpoint, my cravings for refreshingly lighter fare seem to vanish, leaving me yearning for rich and rustically dense dishes made with immense…

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August 4, 2013

Rejoice in Gluten-Free Ramen

Gluten-free ramen is a unicorn in the food world. But luckily, it doesn’t have to be an oxymoron. This is great news for those of you with food sensitivities. At Chinpei Ramen, owner Yoshi Hashigami offers three delicious options, yam, rice and corn noodles, imported from Japan and gluten free. So, the next lunch break…

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July 7, 2013

The Best of Both Worlds

There’s Chinese food and there’s Japanese food, and for all their geographic closeness, the individual cuisines couldn’t be more distant. At least that’s how it used to be. Chinpei Ramen prides itself on serving Chinese-style cuisine with a Japanese taste. This mix of flavors can be found in everything no matter what section of the…

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June 2, 2013

Chinpei Ramen

Lunch is in the bowl at Chinpei Ramen with a round of ramen. A large menu and a range of influences sets the eatery apart from others. Choose from nearly 30 ramen options. For an additional $1, diners also can pick from three noodle options: udon, yam noodle or an organic flour noodle. But, wait,…

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May 5, 2013

No Monkey Business at Chinpei

While a cartoon chimpanzee serves as the playful mascot adorning the logo above Chinpei Ramen’s entrance, owner and chef Yoshi Hashigami definitely is not monkeying around when it comes to providing flavorful, authentic Japanese cuisine. Hashigami opened Chinpei Ramen in Moiliili on South King Street five years ago with a simple menu featuring a mere…

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April 8, 2013

Chinpei Ramen

Monkey see monkey do at Chinpei Ramen, who’s mascot is a monkey, and that means a round of ramen is in order. Choose from nearly 30 ramen options. Tan Men ($10.80 for a large), swimming with bean sprouts, green onions, Chinese cabbage and pork is among the most popular. But there is more to enjoy…

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March 10, 2013

Creative All-Natural Ramen

There might be plenty of ramen places around town to choose from, but Chinpei Ramen in Moiliili has managed to set itself apart with a large menu and a range of influences. According to owner and chef Yoshi Hashigami, the result is a one-of-a-kind taste that he has not encountered elsewhere in the Islands. Hashigami…

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February 10, 2013

Mouth-watering Ramen Eats

Step through the doors of Chinpei Ramen and indulge in a bowl of homestyle Japanese cooking. Plus, you won’t have to worry about any additives in your meal. “Our soup is natural; there is no MSG,” says owner Yoshi Hashigami. The restaurant has been in business at its South King Street location for five years….

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January 13, 2013

Raving About Ramen

For nearly five years, Chinpei Ramen has delighted customers with its deeply nourishing bowls of ramen as well as its ever-growing menu of Japanese-inspired dishes. Even though Hawaii diners have only been exposed to owner Yoshi Hashigami’s flavor-packed recipes since 2008, many of his dishes are more than half a century old, spanning back to…

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