FUUD: Kissaten Ramen in Waikiki

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I miss Kiwami, that authentic noodle shop on the lower level of the Waikiki Shopping Plaza.

And ever since it closed last year, I still frequent the spot, waiting to see if there’s word it will re-open somewhere else.

But last night, something else was in the spot vacated by one of my favorite ramen shops.

Kissaten Ramen — or Japanese Noodle Shop, as it said on the window — had its soft opening yesterday

This is owned by the same folks who run the popular 24-hour Kissaten Cafe near Ala Moana Center. But it’s strictly a ramen shop; don’t expect to find the cafe’s tomato bisque or turkey pesto melt here.

Here’s what our recent dinner looked like:

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The noodles weren't the same as Kiwami — though my memory is much more nostalgic and favorable when it comes to food — but the texture was good: tender, a little chewy. The broth wasn't too salty, either. For a soft opening, this was pretty good. But I'm curious to see what else Kissaten will offer. I'll definitely be back!

Kissaten Ramen, 2250 Kalakaua Ave. Suite LL-102, Waikiki.

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3 Responses to “FUUD: Kissaten Ramen in Waikiki”

  1. Annoddah Dave March 1, 2013 at 11:03 am #

    CAT: Aaaiiiyyyaaahhh! Fuud Pix! Tenks! Uudles of nuudles! Luuks guud! Say, are you going to do a Ramen challenge any time soon?

  2. M March 1, 2013 at 12:20 pm #

    Hello Cat!
    Happy Fuud pixs Friday!
    I love ramen.

  3. David Jackson March 1, 2013 at 1:59 pm #

    Curry works for me :) but frankly it all looked good. The pork made me a little hungry…

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