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Ramen Nakamura


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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2017 - 2018 Winner

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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Japanese, Asian, Soups
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
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All reviews gyoza oxtail ox tail fried rice japanese ramen pork line out the door counter seating small place soup base worth the wait wait in line soy sauce portions are large long line my favorite hole in the wall
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saw the long queue in the evening and so came back before noon the next day and got seated right away. Good deal with the oxtail ramen combo (shio, gyoza and small fried rice). Tasty and wonderful bowl of piping hot ramen! Friendly service and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Saskatoonmd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a queue all day long, the staff can be somewhat moody, but the ramen are excellent. Well worth the wait.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Jakub M
Reviewed 11 January 2019

Great Ramen place we have to go to in convenient location. When visiting Oahu we love to stay on Waikiki Beach. We spend our nights walking the streets shopping and eating at top rate restaurants. Ramen Nakamura is one place we go to each time...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 208joanna
Reviewed 20 December 2018

This is a one-year update-review for Nakamura, my very favorite ramen restaurant in 2017. Our same party of three visited a few weeks ago, the very day of our arrival. But something had changed. New owners, perhaps? We were very disappointed. The menu had new,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Greg G
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

There’s always a line but when we went it was not packed. Cash only! We shared a bowl combo and were very full for around $20.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank alonzo1981
Reviewed 10 November 2018

Some of the best ramen I’ve had anywhere. It’s been three years since I’ve been to Honolulu but our first stop off the plane was Ramen Nakamura. They are incredibly consistent: excellent broth, noodles have the perfect “bite” and it’s one of the best bargains...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Tuck C
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Get there early, but it's worth the wait. The lines can be wrapped long. Small place but cozy and homey. Cash only!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Curious34576857583
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

Great place to have a meal that will fill you up, and tastes great without hurting your pocket book.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 161sec
Reviewed 9 October 2018

We're spoiled for ramen because we live in Vancouver, Canada, where we have almost as many ramen restaurants as Starbucks outlets. The ramen here is good but very expensive. Get your noodle fix at Marukame Udon instead, just a few blocks away.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank sarahalta
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

This ramen store is just few steps to my hotel and offers a small discount for hotel guests. Menu is not too extensive but good enough choices for me. I was there thrice! Tried spicy ramen, fried rice, gyoza and Hakata ramen. Pretty close to...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Yes, they have vegetarian options. Just for future consideration, did you look at their website? Did you look at reviews and do a search for "vegetarian"? You may find this a good way to get an answer in the event that you... More
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