Sunday, October 19, 2008

Gyoza No Osho

On a gloomy and rainy Saturday, there's nothing better than a big bowl of ramen. This gloomy and rainy Saturday we made a trip out to Waikiki to eat at Gyoza No Osho in the King's Village. Unfortunately the King's Village parking lot was full when we arrived, but we luckily found some street parking right down the road.

There were just a few others eating when we arrived so we did not have to wait for a seat. The menu had the usual options, ramen, fried rice, and of course gyoza. But there were a few ramen choices that I've never seen before: Goma Ramen (sesame) and Crab Omelet Ramen. Beer and sake were also available. As usual on my first visit to a ramen shop, I decided to have the Shoyu ramen.

The noodles were nice and firm, but the shoyu base was a bit bland and the charsiu was dry.

My friend had the Garlic Ramen which tasted like a shoyu base with a lot of garlic. The soup had kind of a grainy texture and yummy big flakes of Garlic. He appreciated the fact that the bean sprouts did not outnumber the noodles.

And of course, with gyoza in the title of this ramen shop, we had to try some. We decided on the fried gyoza, but we also had the option of boiled and cheese gyoza. The price of the gyoza was just 3.95 for 6 nice size pieces. The gyoza came out perfectly fried and just seconds after we got our ramen.

Overall, the gyoza out shined the ramen. Service was excellent and very quick. I'd definitely visit again if I was in the area, but I probably wouldn't make a special trip into Waikiki.

Gyoza No Osho
131 Kaiulani Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815
(808) 922-2161

Parking: Limited Garage Parking, Street Parking
Payment: Cash Only
Liquor: Sake, Asahi
Not so typical options: Cheese Gyoza

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