When Ramen Nakamura re-opened last year after a months-long renovation, I didn’t have the urge to go back.
I had seen photos of the updated decor — and it just didn’t seem like the same hole-in-the-wall ramen shop in Waikiki I had grown to love.
But every time I would drive along Kalakaua Avenue — which is more often than you would expect — I think, “One of these days, I gotta go back.”
Well, this past Tuesday was one of those days.
I was craving a warm, comforting bowl of ramen. And since I had to be in Waikiki anyway, I thought it would be a good time to revisit one of my favorite places for the Japanese noodle dish.
Here’s what we ate:
Inside Ramen Nakamura
Ramen Nakamura, 2141 Kalakaua Ave. Hours: 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m. daily. Phone: (808) 922-7960
Hello Cat! Fuud Pixs Friday!
Happy Memorial Day weekend to all!
Happy Memorial Day to you, too! What are your plans?
I love Ramen Nakamura… It’s one of my favorites on the island, but I have to agree with you that since the renovation the feel of the place just isn’t the same. I always enjoyed trying to figure out whose autographs were on those boards, and if I recognized any of them. But the ramen is still awesome! 😀
I’m with you — I like the vibe in the pre-renovated Ramen Nakamura. Feels more like an old-fashioned ramen shop than a modern one.
Plus they give 10% off with kama’aina ID 🙂
Yeah… You know, they give 10 percent off but you have to present your Hawaii driver’s license BEFORE you order. I made that mistake on Tuesday!
When are you going to do your annual best ramen review???
What a great idea!!! Maybe right after the marathon. 🙂