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A seriously satisfying soba burger

A La Carte

December 6, 2020

Story By: Nicole Monton | Photos by: LAWRENCE TABUDLO

Soba Burger ($7 for the month of December)

If you’re looking for the best place to get buckwheat soba noodles, look no further than Shingen Hawaii, which recently made the move to South King Street from its Waikiki Beachwalk locale.

Shingen has this delicacy on full display in its December special in celebration of its seven-year anniversary and grand reopening. The new Soba Burger (on sale for $7 this month), was created with locals in mind.

“Burgers are so popular, and we wanted to incorporate our handcrafted soba noodles as the bun,” shares president Shoichi Nakatani. “Our soba noodles are made out of the finest buckwheat flour from Shintoku, Hokkaido. We are the only restaurant that can offer this, and we make the noodles in-house.”

Also on special for December is a Mini Donburi ($7) for all you rice-lovers out there.

Want a little more? Opt for the Beef Daikon ($9.50), Kamo Seiro ($20.80) or Oxtail Curry and Rice ($15.80).

The latter features the famous Hiroo No Curry from Japan.

“The owner of the restaurant is a friend, and we were fortunate enough to also partner with this restaurant to serve its Original Oxtail Curry,” says Nakatani. “The oxtail broth is prepared on the stove for six hours. The flavor is so unique, and you can only get this here at our restaurant.”

Shingen is open for dine-in and takeout, and also offers free delivery between Hawaii Kai and Honolulu.

Finally, Nakatani encourages diners to snap a photo in front of the restaurant’s angel wings painted by a famous North Shore artist.

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