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From Sashimi to Sip-tastic Drinks, Tanaka Ramen & Izakaya Brings Expanded Menu and a Full-Service Bar to Town Center of Mililani, March 5

As part of its grand opening festivities, guests dining during the opening week will have the chance to win free ramen for a year!

Kanpai (cheers)! Tanaka Ramen & Izakaya is bringing its popular Japanese ramen and rolling out a fresh, new menu of izakaya dishes to its fourth Hawaii location in the Town Center of Mililani. Located next to Five Guys, the 1,500 square-foot restaurant is set to open on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 with a number of exciting new elements including a full-service bar and a fin-tastic line-up of new izakaya dishes exclusive to its Town Center of Mililani location including poke bowls, sashimi platters, torched salmon and hamachi belly hand rolls, crab sticks tempura and much more. The restaurant will offer versatile seating options, accommodating 16 seats inside, 20 seats outside, and an additional five seats at the bar for a dining experience to ramen-bar.

“We are excited to open in the Town Center of Mililani and to be able to serve even more island residents who have been craving our fresh and affordable dishes,” said Tina Wang, owner of Tanaka Ramen & Izakaya. “We can’t wait to share our new elevated izakaya and bar experience, which guests will ONLY be able to enjoy at our Mililani location.”

To celebrate the grand opening of its new location in the Town Center of Mililani, Tanaka Ramen & Izakaya will offer its first 50 customers a FREE bowl of ramen or rice bowl (excluding its Unagi and Chirashi Don) on Tuesday, March 5. Additionally, during the grand opening weekend from Friday, March 8 to Sunday, March 10, customers can enjoy happy hour specials on bar drinks, all day long.

To top it off, all customers who dine in during the grand opening week from March 5-10, and sign up for Tanaka Ramen & Izakaya’s e-newsletters will be entered for the chance to win FREE ramen for a year (two ramen dishes per month for 12 months).

A preview of some the new dishes available only at the Town Center of Mililani location include:

  • 5-Kind Sashimi Platter ($28.99) featuring ahi, salmon, hamachi, scallops, and tako;
  • Crab Stick Tempura ($9.99) served with a mentaiko-mayo sauce;
  • Grilled Hamachi Kama ($19.99) served with a house-made soy sauce and minced daikon;
  • Kimchi Pork Chasu Fried Rice ($15.99);
  • Three-Choice Hand Roll Set ($16.99) with options to choose from torched salmon, salmon and ahi poke, spicy ahi, hamachi belly, shrimp tempura and vegetables hand rolls;
  • Poke Don ($18.99) that features a housemade poke sauce and topped with green onions and sesame seeds; and an
  • Unagi Don ($23.99) served with a special unagi sauce and topped with green onions and sesame seeds. 

Guests can also enjoy the restaurant’s signature ramen dishes including their Tanaka Classic – a pork broth, pork chasu, kikurage, spicy bean sprouts, green onions, fried onions, garlic oil and a seasoned egg served with thick noodles – and their popular vegan ramen, Spicy Creamy Vegan Ramen – a vegan broth, green onions, spicy bean sprouts, spinach, atsuage tofu, crispy onions with garlic and chili oil served with kale noodles.

Tanaka Ramen & Izakaya also offers a variety of rice bowls like their Beef Sukiyaki Don or Karaage Don as well as Tokyo curry bowls including a Pork Katsu w/ Curry and Pork Gyoza w/ Curry. And to start off any meal, you’ll want to check out their selection of appetizers and izakaya options including their house-made Pork Gyoza and their Hawaii-exclusive Soft Shell Crab Bun that’s served with an original bun sauce and spicy mayonnaise.

Tanaka Ramen & Izakaya’s Town Center of Mililani location is open daily from Monday to Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. The restaurant will also be offering its full menu of lunch and dinner items for takeout. To place an order, call 808-744-0127 or order online at www.tanakaramen.com. Delivery will also be available through Uber Eats and Bite Squad. 

All University of Hawaii system faculty and students, Town Center of Mililani employees, and military members receive 10 percent off with proof of ID.

For more information on Tanaka Ramen & Izakaya, visit www.tanakaramen.com. Also be sure to follow Tanaka Ramen & Izakaya on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok at @tanakaramenhawaii and Twitter at @tanakaramenhi to stay up-to-date on the latest information on special giveaways, promotions and much more.

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