Ramen at Junpuu

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Junpuu logo has that Supreme feel

We made our first visit to Junpuu a little after 7pm on Saturday night. The restaurant was busy but not full, and we did not have to wait for a table.  We had a comfortable, spacious tall table in the corner.

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vegetarian tantan men $12.50 + $2.00 for ajitama egg

As mentioned in a previous post, I get super excited to find restaurants with a vegetarian ramen option.  It means that I don’t get left out of the soupy fun! Junpuu had 2 vegetarian options on the menu-the vegetarian tomato ramen and the vegetarian tantan men.  I ordered the tantan men, which came with a thinner noodle, bamboo shoots, spinach, kabocha, and cucumber. I added the ajitama egg (soft-boiled, marinated egg), which added some protein and had a subtle shoyu taste.

I didn’t specify spiciness when ordering, and the little bit of spice was perfect for me! There were also gluten free, vegan noodles available for $4 extra.

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tantan men with special meat sauce, seasonal greens, and bamboo shoot $12

My carnivorous date had the regular tantan men, which he raved about. He thought that my soup and his soup were similar in taste, despite the lack of meat in my soup.

We both agreed that it was the perfect amount of food, leaving you content and not overstuffed.

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almond tofu $4.50

We shared the almond tofu for dessert.  Oh my goodness, it was delicious! It was creamier than the almond tofu we’re used to, and we acutally fought over the last bite. It was that good!

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The restaurant had a clean and somewhat industrial feel.
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Covered outdoor seating was also available
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Located across from the Blaisdell Concert Hall on King St. and Victoria St.

We’ll definitely be back for more ramen.  I’d also like to try their rainbow quinoa salad, spicy cheese gyoza, and homemade potato chips.

  • Junpuu 1010 S. King St. Suite 108, Honolulu, HI 96814
  • www.junpuuhawaii.com
  • phone: 808-260-1901
  • parking: street parking or large lot behind building which is free after 5:00 pm or 12:00 pm on weekends. There was tons of parking in the lot on a Saturday night.
  • Feels: casual, not too loud, friendly and attentive service
  • open daily 11am-9pm
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