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An Essential San Francisco Ramen Spot Opens In Frisco Next Month

Marufuku Ramen debuts in Texas on Monday, June 10

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Bowls of ramen garnished with chashu pork, corn, and more from Marufuku Ramen
Star offerings at Marufuku Ramen.
Marufuku Ramen/official photo

Marufuku Ramen — a standout in San Francisco’s crowded ramen scene — will open a location in Frisco next month, bringing its hot bowls of Hakata-style ramen to Texas for the first time.

Its franchised foray outside of the Bay Area is scheduled to debut on Monday, June 10 (9150 Warren Parkway, Frisco, Texas).

Marufuku’s inaugural outpost debuted in Japantown in 2017, drawing an immediate cult following and earning a spot on Eater SF’s Essential Ramen list. The noodle bar expanded with a second location in East Bay last year.

The new 87-seat location will import its same time-intensive tonkotsu pork broth in the style of the Hakata district of Fukuoka, a city on the southern Kyushu island of Japan. Bowls featuring chicken, pork, and vegetable flavors are delivered to guests in two to three minutes. Toppings include braised pork belly, bamboo shoots, nori seaweed, kikurage mushrooms, and fish powder.

The Dallas menu will be strikingly similar to that in San Francisco (below), and the plan is to add “a touch of Texas” down the road, according to a rep.

Frisco’s first Marufuku Ramen will sport lots of sleek wood elements across 2,450 square feet.
Marufuku Ramen/official photo
Marufuku’s thick and milky broth takes 20 hours to achieve its flavor.
Marufuku Ramen/official photo

The brand is also known for the limited number of popular chicken paitan bowls it serves per day. Along with ramen, classic izakaya-style starters include fried chicken karaage and takoyaki (octopus balls). Drinks include sake, shochu, and Japanese beers.

Hours are Sunday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

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