When hunger strikes after a day of shopping at Queen’s Kaahumanu Center, set your sights on Ramen-Ya for all the food you need. Although not 100% authentic in its rich broth flavors, the ramen never fails to fill up your belly and leave you completely satisfied. The broth has an island kick all its own, serving as the perfect base for all the noodles, meat, and other fixings. You have more than a dozen varieties to choose from, so you can keep trying different ones until you find your favorites.
If you’d rather not dine on ramen, that’s okay, too. At this Maui restaurant, you have many other incredible options, ranging from Chicken Vegetable Fried Noodles to Shrimp Tempura Curry Rice. If you cannot choose between all their amazing dishes, just go with their Mochiko Chicken Plate. To create this dish, they coat the chicken in a light breading, and then deep fry it until perfectly crispy. After that, they toss their chicken in a sweet, spicy sauce before plating it up with mac salad and rice.
Great care goes into the creation of every dish on their menu. But that doesn’t mean it takes a lot of time. The kitchen staff works fast to get every order plated up and sent out to their eager patrons. The longest part of the process is waiting for a table to open up during their busiest times. You can skip all that waiting around by calling your order in ahead of time for takeout. With that move, you can simply show up to pay and grab your meal – and it’ll be hot and ready to enjoy when you get there.
Since they’re quite a busy establishment, it’s best not to expect the highest quality of service. The team puts aloha at the center of all they do, but they’re often too busy to check in repeatedly at every table. So, you’re really not missing out if you take your meal to go and enjoy it elsewhere.
Top-notch menu items include:
Big Bowl Ramen
When you simply need a little bit of everything, treat yourself to the Big Bowl Ramen. This monstrous meal starts with a hearty broth filled with perfectly cooked noodles. Over that, they add chicken katsu, sliced pork loin, corn, green onions, and half an egg.
Seafood Crispy Noodle
Lucious seafood pairs beautifully with crunchy noodles in the ever-popular Seafood Crispy Noodle entrée. They create this dish by sauteing fresh shrimp and fish with carrots, cabbage, and other local veggies. Then, they pile it over a bed of crispy fried noodles to add even more wonderful texture to the mix.
If you arrive onsite with a huge appetite, do yourself a favor and get a Combo Set. They have three combos available, each of which comes with soup, rice, and gyoza. You can mix and match flavors to your liking to find the ideal spread for your meal. Want udon instead of ramen? That’s not a problem. They’re happy to make that happen for an extra charge.
Do you have a big event coming up? If so, order up their party platters filled with all your favorites. You can start the fun with their Gyoza platter before rolling out the Fried Rice, Seafood Crispy Noodles, and Mochiko Chicken. They have many other excellent options available as well just in case you want to mix it up even more. Just be sure to call in your order in advance, so you can just jet in and grab your selections at the given date and time.
-If you’d like to change up their menu items to suit your tastes, just ask. They’re happy to make substitutions as needed to ensure you always have a wonderful meal.
-When dining in, they offer refills on their drinks, but the server does not check in often. You can go up to the counter and ask for a refill as needed, however.