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By Shimron Singh | June 8th, 2023
  • Restaurant
  • HK Island, Wan Chai
  • Address: G/F, 12 Spring Garden Lane, Wan Chai
  • Open Hours: 11:00am – 9:30pm Daily
  • Open Since : June, 2023
  • Cuisine: Asian, Japanese, Ramen
  • Ambience: Intimate, Traditional

Hey, ramen lovers! Get your chopsticks ready because Mengokoro Kunimoto, the famous ramen bar from Tokyo, has just opened its first branch in Hong Kong, and we couldn’t be more excited.

Look & Feel: Nestled in the heart of Hong Kong, the new location boasts a sleek and minimalist design with dark tones that capture the essence of the original Tokyo location. With only 21 seats, it’s a cozy spot that invites you to sit down and enjoy a bowl of ramen while taking in the bustling energy of Hong Kong.

On the Menu: Let’s talk about the star of the show: the ramen. Mengokoro Kunimoto offers five signature ramen, each with its distinct flavor and character. There’s the Shoyu Ramen, a savory combination of chicken and fish broth with thick-cut pork belly chashu, slow-cooked chicken breast chashu, and crispy scallions. The Shio Ramen is a delicate and sweet soup base made with homemade salt sauce, chicken oil, and scallop oil, served with slow-cooked pork shoulder chashu and slow-cooked chicken breast chashu. For those who love dipping noodles, there’s the Tsukemen, a light, and flavorful dipping sauce made with garlic oil and fish stock, served with thin and cold noodles. The Maze Soba is firm and al dente thick ramen seasoned with garlic oil and soya sauce and topped with ten different ingredients, including garlic, shallots, onion, bamboo shoots, and slow-cooked chashu. Finally, the Noukou Ramen, a rich and robust ramen made with a full-bodied soup base of chicken feet, pork knuckles, pork bones, and dried fish, served with thin ramen noodles, thick-cut pork belly chashu, bamboo shoots, and onions.

Mengokoro Kunimoto

Mengokoro Kunimoto

Great for: Mengokoro Kunimoto is perfect for anyone looking for an authentic and delicious ramen experience. Whether you’re a noodle aficionado or just a casual foodie, this spot is a must-visit destination. Plus, it’s an excellent spot for a quick lunch or a cozy dinner with friends.

Any FYIs: It’s worth noting that Mengokoro Kunimoto only serves a limited amount of each ramen per day, so it’s best to arrive early to avoid disappointment. And if you’re feeling extra hungry, you can upgrade your ramen with Tokyo Special for an additional HK$38, which includes two different slices of chashu, a seasoned boiled egg, and dried seaweed.

In conclusion, Mengokoro Kunimoto’s Hong Kong branch is a welcome addition to the city’s bustling food scene. With its dedication to quality ingredients and careful preparation, it’s no wonder that this ramen bar has gained a loyal fan base and numerous accolades. So, what are you waiting for? Come and slurp your way to happiness at Mengokoro Kunimoto.

Opening date: June 12, 2023

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This write-up is a news piece and was not based on a restaurant visit. The Loop HK will update this post once we’ve visited in person.