There's a new ramen shop in town! Located in City Square at 1286 Kalani Street, this place serves local comfort foods at affordable prices and in large portions.
The Kapalama/Kalihi eatery is located near HCC and Iwilei, off of Waiakamilo and nestled in the City Square Hawaii Shopping Center, which for you nostalgic folks may remember was the site of the old GEM location long ago. For the younger peeps they may associate this spot with Chuck E Cheeses, Young's Fish Market and the new location of the famed Kamehameha Bakery (which relocated from School St in 2014).
Here's some basic information:
Chef's Ramen is not a franchise or chain restaurant, it's locally owned and operated.
They specialize in tonkotsu ramen and simmer the rich tasty broth for 12-14 hours.
This is a casual restaurant with super affordable prices $9.50-$12.95.
They also serve other items like poke bowls, fresh salads, yakisoba, fried rice, croquette, katsu and curry.
As you probably know there are some super elaborate and delectable ramen shops on the island that charge $20+ for a bowl. This place is not as refined as those finer ramen shops, but it's definitely solid, tasty, great value and fast, friendly service. Compared to your other affordable ramen and curry shops this one exceeds expectations.
1286 Kalani Street (in between Sugoi and Thang's French Coffee & Bubble Tea)
Dine-in or takeout available - open daily 10am-9pm.