Something new: Man Ichi


Something new: Man IchiHonolulu has its share of ramen restaurants, but a new one opens today where another once stood. Ramen Man-Ichi, part of a company that has about 22 shops throughout Asia, has opened on Kona Street next to Ailana Shave Ice (where Ramen Kai used to be). It’s the first stand-alone restaurant in Hawaii for the company; they have a Man-Ichi counter at the Windward Mall food court and an Ippudodo counter inside Shirokiya.

Established in 1953, the Manichi Group is known for its pork-based tonkotsu ramen and its award-winning karamiso gyoza. This new shop will have several ramen (using local company Sun Noodle) and a few gyoza options. I got a sneak peek of their food and menu recently:

Something new: Man Ichi

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Man Ichi opens today in the spot that was previously Ramen Kai on Kona Street.

The restaurant will open at 11 a.m. today and be open daily until about 9 p.m.

Ramen Man-Ichi
1430 Kona St.