Houston’s ramen scene is about to get a whole lot stronger thanks to the arrival of Hawaii-based newcomer Agu Ramen.
Back in April, Eater reported that Agu Ramen would debut in Houston in a big way with three forthcoming locations. According to CultureMap, two of those outposts, including one on Eldridge Parkway and another on Westheimer, will open this month. Employees from the restaurant’s original locations in Hawaii will be making the move to Houston in order to train staff and ensure that Agu’s ramen game stays strong.
The restaurant is a concept created by Hisashi Euhara, a Hawaii native and classically trained Japanese chef. Agu Ramen debuted in Honolulu in 2012, and will likely expand across Texas if all goes according to plan in Houston. Currently, outposts in Dallas, Austin, and San Antonio are in the works.
When Agu Ramen opens, you’ll be able to score two different types of ramen broth — a classic tonkotsu, and a chicken jidori that simmers for 9 hours. Noodles will be shipped from Los Angeles three times a week to ensure peak freshness, and the restaurant’s assortment of toppings will be prepared in-house.
Eater has reached out to Agu Ramen for an official opening date. Stay tuned for more details.