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Get Ready To Slurp: Hawaii’s Agu Ramen Is Headed To Houston

The noodle boom continues

Agu Ramen in Honolulu, HI
Agu Ramen in Honolulu, HI
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The ramen trend is showing no signs of slowing, especially in Houston. Last month, we learned that Austin's Ramen Tatsu-Ya was potentially coming to town, in addition to a slew of new shops that have opened over the past year. In the coming months, expect for the city's noodle game to heat up as a brand new ramen concept heads to the U.S. mainland from Hawaii.

Agu Ramen Bistro owner and executive chef Hisashi Uehara tells Eater that he plans to bring his highly-rated noodle concept to Houston this year. There are currently three locations of Agu Ramen in Hawaii, which first opened its doors in Honolulu in 2013.

Uehara has already been testing the waters in Texas for some time. This past weekend, he served tonkotsu ramen to more than 2,000 hungry diners at Japan Festival Houston. Uehara expects to open his first location in Houston by this summer, with additional outposts in Houston, Dallas, Austin, and San Antonio in the works.

Stay tuned for more details on this exciting new addition to Houston’s rapidly-growing ramen scene.