Celebrating a decade of delicious flavorsA La Carte
June 9, 2019
Story By: Don Robbins | Photos by: ANTHONY CONSILLIO
For the past 10 years, Ramen-Ya has earned fame for satisfying loyal customers with generous portions of fresh, delicious food.
The restaurant has six convenient locations spread throughout Oahu and its first flagship shop that started it all a decade ago at Queen Kaahumanu Center on Maui.
Ramen-Ya strives to provide the public with an affordable, superb eatery serving Japanese-style ramen, as well as local favorites such as fried rice, fried noodles, chicken katsu curry and tan-tan ramen, explains Dorothy Lee, company president.
Inside, the decor is comfortable, bright and modern, featuring beautiful cherry wood wall panels and granite tables.
Lee says, “We strive to serve local families with excellence in quality and value and customers often consider Ramen-Ya their ‘second kitchen.'”
The nutritious, scrumptious food is prepared fresh daily, she emphasizes. It all starts with the eatery’s broth, which is carefully cooked for 10 hours a day with pork bone, chicken, vegetables and more.
Ramen-Ya offers a menu specially designed to meet the tastes of everyone of all ages. For starters, something that restaurant guests often choose, because they are such a great value, is the Combo Sets ($11.25). The restaurant offers patrons a choice of either Ramen or Won Ton Soup plus another choice of Fried Rice, Chicken Katsu or Spam Katsu Curry, Mochiko Chicken or Beef Curry. All combo sets are complemented with the company’s freshly made Gyoza. Ramen-Ya’s Japanese-style curry is not too strong — in fact, it’s mild with a little fruity flavor, a taste that customers crave.
Another super value and a meal that is super-sized too, is the Big Bowl ($11.25). This dish is miso based. It includes chicken katsu, homemade char siu and a good assortment of nutritious vegetables.
“This dish can challenge those with the largest appetite,” notes Lee.
A third superior selection on the menu is the Spicy Seafood Ramen ($9.75). This dish comes with plump shrimp, squid, fish and mixed vegetables. The level of spiciness can be adjusted to suit guests’ tastes.
“Those who love seafood and large portions always enjoy this one!” Lee declares.
A fourth choice beloved by the clientele at Ramen-Ya is the Mochiko Chicken Plate ($9.75). A meaty and popular dish, the restaurant staff seasons the boneless chicken overnight, and before serving it is deep-fried to a golden crisp and then plated with rice and macaroni salad.
Lee emphasizes that the restaurant is always thrilled to welcome the Hawaii community and visitors to its many Ramen-Ya shops.
“Our loyal customers have always voted us to be ‘Hawaii’s Best,’ and we thank them for their continued support and patronage. Ramen-Ya will cater to any celebration and customers often give our gift cards for any occasion,” Lee adds.