Address: 1200 Ala Moana Blvd Suite 657, Honolulu, HI 96814
Kamitoku Ramen is a new restaurant that just opened in Ward, and the food there exceeded my expectations. Kamitoku Ramen is most known for its beef ramen broth, which is a bit unique, as most ramen places use a tonkotsu base (pork bone broth).
While my family tried out a bunch of different dishes at Kamitoku, there was one dish that stood out to me above the rest. I ordered the beefy aburasoba, and it turned turned out to be an incredible dish.
First of all, the aburasoba is different from all of Kamitoku’s other ramens, as it is a soupless ramen base. Instead of a traditional ramen broth, the noodles are oiled and seasoned with shoyu; the aburasoba may sound like it has less flavor than traditional ramen, but it actually was the most flavorful of all of them. The flavor was strong without making the dish too heavy, and I was super impressed with the aburasoba. With the weather being so hot in Hawaii, I would love to have tried the aburasoba with chilled noodles; however, the way that Kamitoku serves the aburasoba is hot, and this way is great as well!
The non-ramen dishes at Kamitoku are good, but nothing spectacular, and I prefer the non-ramen dishes at Junpuu. However, just comparing ramen alone, I would take the aburasoba over almost any other ramen place I have been to in Hawaii (even if it is not quite as good as Japan and Zagin Soba)!
Kamitoku Ramen Recommendation Rating: 3
This post has now been updated to reflect a new ratings system that I have implemented, which is scored as follows:
1: Something worth checking out if you have time
2: Something that is a hit for some people, but not a must for everyone
3: Something worth prioritizing if interested
4: Something worth making time to check out
5: An absolute home run, worth going out of your way for
This is a blog for myself (and hopefully others) to keep track of all of the places, restaurants, books, movies, etc. that I do not want to forget. I am a college student who has lived in the US, Asia, and Europe for extended periods of time; I am very lucky to have had these experiences, and I want to share my recommendations with people interested in any of these locations.
NONE of these posts are advertisements. I do not have any discount codes or promotions for anything I write about; however, this should be considered a positive because it means that everything I write about reflects my true feelings. In order to keep this blog positive, my posts will only be recommendations for the things I enjoy the most in life. The topics will vary between whatever subjects I am interested in at a certain time, and I will have 1-2 new posts per day.
I wish I could have started this project earlier while some of my memories were fresher in my mind, but it is better late than never. I hope that other people will have the chance to visit or experience things that I write about, and I hope that people will have a similar taste in life to myself!