2018 Faces of Hawai‘i
(Special Promotional Section) Learn more about prominent Hawai‘i leaders and businesses in this special-section black-and-white photo essay.
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The Face of
Left to right: Shingo Komatsu, Baikohken; Masamichi Yoshida, Tonkotsu Kazan Ramen; Frank Clark, Waikiki Yokocho CEO; Naotaka Miyazawa, Tsujita; Taketo Otake, Bario
Inspired by the popular yokocho, or dining alleyways, of Japan, Waikiki Yokocho houses 14 Japanese eateries for their first-ever Hawai‘i locations. The 23,000-square-foot space is partitioned into three areas—Ramen Road, Noren Street and Engawa Terrace—echoing the ambience of a true yokocho. Ramen Road features four specialty noodle shops, each offering unique ramen specialties: Tsujita, with their tsukumen dipping-style ramen; Tonkotsu Kazan Ramen, with hot stone pot “volcano ramen”; Bario, with hearty flavorful bowls overflowing with ingredients; and Baikohken, Hokkaido Michelin listed, offering their popular shoyu-based bowls.
Waikiki Yokocho, Waikiki Shopping Plaza, 2250 Kalākaua Avenue, Lower Level 100, Honolulu (808) 926-8093, Waikiki-Yokocho.com