Monday, July 15, 2024

New Year, New Slurps: Tanaka Ramen & Izakaya Dishes Out New Combo and Happy Hour Menus

Diners can now enjoy the restaurant’s new combo menu, available only at its Ala Moana Center location along with new happy hour menus at Kapolei Marketplace and Pearlridge Center

You don’t have to be a hopeless ramen-tic to fall in love with Tanaka Ramen & Izakaya. But we’re giving you a ton(kotsu) of reasons to! Tanaka Ramen & Izakaya, the popular island eatery known for its ramen and izakaya dishes, recently launched three new menus: A new combo menu, available only at the restaurant’s Ala Moana Center location and new happy hour menus added to its Kapolei Marketplace and Pearlridge Center locations. 

“To celebrate the new year, we wanted to roll out fresh, new menus for our customers so that they can enjoy their favorite ramen, rice and izakaya dishes at even more affordable prices,” said Tina Wang, owner of Tanaka Ramen & Izakaya.

New Combo Menu

The new combo menu is currently available only at Tanaka Ramen & Izakaya’s Ala Moana Center location, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. From the combo menu, diners can select three items: one “lunch-sized portion” main dish – with options including the restaurant’s signature ramen bowls like the Tanaka Classic, Tanaka Rich Garlic, and Spicy Creamy Vegan Ramen, as well as popular rice bowls like the Beef Sukiyaki Don and Pork Chashu Don; one “lunch-sized portion” izakaya dish – with options including Fried Oysters, Karaage Chicken, and Pork Gyoza; and one non-alcoholic beverage – all for $19.99. 

New Happy Hour Menus 

Looking for a new pau hana spot? Tanaka Ramen & Izakaya is the place to be throughout your work week! The restaurant recently added new happy hour menus to its Kapolei Marketplace restaurant available Monday through Friday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Pearlridge Center from Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Both locations offer an assortment of pupus priced from $3.50 to $10 such as Edamame, Fried Oysters, Karaage Chicken, and more. To wash it all down, drinks – including a house sake, Asahi draft and Orion draft – are also available on happy hour starting from $5. Diners can continue to enjoy happy hour at the restaurant’s Ala Moana Center location Monday through Friday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

All locations feature a wide selection of fresh and gourmet dishes, and offer the option to build your own ramen or choose from the restaurant’s signature dishes including their Tanaka Classic – a pork broth, pork chashu, 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 sauce, green onions, spicy bean sprouts, spinach, atsuage tofu, crispy onions with garlic and chili oil served with kale noodles.

While ramen takes center stage at Tanaka Ramen & Izakaya, the restaurant 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 is open daily at Ala Moana Center from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Kapolei Marketplace from Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Pearlridge Center on Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. To place an order, visit or call the restaurant directly. Delivery is also available through Uber Eats and Bite Squad.

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

For more information on Tanaka Ramen & Izakaya, visit Also follow Tanaka Ramen & Izakaya on Facebook at and on Instagram at and on Twitter at to stay up-to-date on the latest information on special giveaways, promotions and much more.



Founded in 2017, Tanaka Ramen brings fresh, gourmet and affordable Japanese ramen bar-style dishes to more than four cities across the United States. Named after the skilled Japanese ramen chef who inspired the restaurant’s creation, Tanaka Ramen works to serve delicious, traditional flavors in a chic modern environment. With an array of options from build-your-own-ramen to a selection of signature dishes, Tanaka Ramen has something for everyone. For more information, visit

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