For the past few months, Dallas has fully embraced poke. The classic Hawaiian dish has taken over the city in a big way, and now a new restaurant from the island hopes that it can have the same kind of success.
In the coming months, Agu Ramen will debut two Dallas locations of its award-winning ramen shop. The first will open its doors in the newly-revamped Mockingbird Square, and the second will land in Lakewood. The restaurant is a project of Japanese chef Hisashi “Teddy” Uehara, and opened its first Texas locations last year in Houston. There, the chain has expanded rapidly, with three locations open across the city and three more in the works.
As far as the noodles are concerned, Agu Ramen offers up jidori (chicken) broth, along with a kotteri tonkotsu, which features a thicker, richer broth than traditional tonkotsu. There’s also a vegetarian ramen option, and a selection of sides and bar snacks that range from spicy fries tossed in Cajun seasoning, chicken karaage, and freshly-made gyoza.
Agu Ramen plans to open the Mockingbird Station location in July. The Lakewood Square outpost will debut in August.