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These oodles of noodles are not to be missed

A La Carte

October 10, 2021

Story By: Lianne Bidal Thompson | Photos by: LAWRENCE TABUDLO

Combo Set A with Mochiko Chicken ($12.95)

As we enter fall, the desire for warm dishes increases, and there’s no better way to placate those cravings than with a steaming bowl of deliciousness from Ramen-Ya.

Founded in 2007 on Maui, locations on Oahu soon followed.

“Our partners saw that the ramen noodle concept was well-received,” shares president Dorothy Lee. “We felt we could raise the concept to another level — broadening the menu to fit the local family and taste buds of all ages with affordable meals, served in a clean, modern atmosphere.”

Tonkotsu Ramen ($12.50)

Popular menu items include the Tonkotsu Ramen ($12.50), made with fresh, savory pork broth; and the creamy Tan Tan Ramen ($11.95) that packs a little heat. Lee notes that the eatery’s assortment of Japanese curry dishes are also in high demand.

“I love our Combo A ($12.95),” Lee states, when asked what her favorite menu item is.

“(It’s) the most popular item and of super value. For example, a Combo A set can feature your choice of signature ramen with four pieces of gyoza,(and) one choice of mini fried rice, chicken katsu, Spam katsu, mochiko chicken or beef curry.”

Seafood Crispy Noodle ($12.50)

Another dish of note is the Seafood Crispy Noodle ($12.50), which is seafood with fresh vegetables, served over a heaping bed of crispy noodles.

“We feel honored that our loyal fans have voted Ramen-Ya ‘Hawaii’s Best’ for 12 consecutive years,” Lee states.

She encourages people to take advantage of happy hour, 2-5 p.m., during which time customers receive free gyoza with a meal purchase. Also, with the holidays just around the corner, Lee notes that Ramen-Ya is the perfect solution to gift giving and the busyness of the season.

“Gift certificates are perfect for any occasion and saves you time shopping,” she explains. “Let us cater your next picnic or party. Why cook at home when you can make Ramen-Ya your ‘second kitchen’? Please stay healthy and stay safe!”

Find Ramen-Ya at one of its seven locations: Moanalua Shopping Center, Kapolei Commons, Hawaii Kai Towne Center, Pearl City Gateway, Laniakea Plaza, Ewa Towne Center and Queen Kaahumanu Center.

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