It may have been the best news I’ve had all year.
Kiwami Ramen, the little ramen shop that used to be in the food court on the bottom floor of the Waikiki Shopping Plaza, has, after almost an entire year, re-opened, this time on Keeaumoku Street.
I’m not exaggerating when I say this: I thought about the ramen shop often and still pined for it after it closed in December 2012.
In fact, it was one of the few ramen shops that served it that way — and served it well.
Chef Yasuyoshi Sato has a ramen philosophy I can respect: 1) The ramen must be served as quickly as possible. 2) The dashi must be hot. 3) The taste must be consistent. And he holds himself to very high standards.
So when I heard it had re-opened — and there was parking located beneath the building, too — I rushed over to get my tsukumen fix.
Here’s what we ate:
Kiwami Ramen, 641 Keeaumoku St. Suite #2. Hours: 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily. Phone: 955-1122