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Warm up with specialty ramens, ono combo sets

A La Carte

February 5, 2023

Story By: Averie Soto | Photos by: LAWRENCE TABUDLO

Black Garlic Ramen ($13.95)

The winter chill hasn’t left the islands yet, and Ramen-Ya is offering residents and visitors the perfect way to warm up with its Tonkotsu Ramen ($13.95), Black Garlic Ramen ($13.95) and the Combo Set-A ($14.95).

Boiled in pork bone broth with vegetables for over 10 hours, the Tonkotsu Ramen noodles are served with char siu, seaweed, egg and green onion, with an addition of garlic oil.

Tonkotsu Ramen ($13.95)

Another favorite, the Black Garlic Ramen, contains the restaurant’s signature broth with a shoyu base and black garlic. This is also served with seaweed, egg, green onion and crispy onion.

Finally, the restaurant’s most popular dish, the Combo Set-A, features signature ramen with four pieces of gyoza, miniature fried rice, chicken katsu, Spam katsu, and mochiko chicken or beef curry.

Combo Set-A ($14.95)

“We continue to evolve and bring new and fresh items for our guests,” says president Dorothy Lee. “Fans young and old continue to rave: ‘Everyone of all ages loves Ramen-Ya … from keiki to kupuna.’”

Founded in 2007, the eatery has been voted one of the best places to get ramen in Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s Hawaii’s Best awards for the past 10 years, according to Lee. And, since 2010, the restaurant has opened five additional locations across Oahu. Ramen-Ya also offers gift certificates and catering.

“When we conceived of Ramen-Ya, we felt we could bring ramen dining to another level,” Lee says. “Our tagline is ‘Let Ramen-Ya be your second kitchen!’”

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