People who’ve been to Sanoya Rahmen on King Street either hate it or love it. Sanoya’s menu is quite large with dishes ranging from all types of ramen, curry entrees, chicken katsu, and much more. They serve only water and soft drinks. In my experiences the service is borderline terrible, but some of the dishes make up for the poor service. I only come to Sanoya for two things, the Mabo Tofu Ramen and the gyoza.
In my opinion, Sanoya has the best Mabo ramen on the island and super inexpensive at about $7 a bowl. I hear the noodles are Sun brand noodles made especially for Sanoya, taste fresh, are served al dente, and the serving are so large that you can hardly finish your bowl.
The gravy on the Mabo is my favorite with chunks of ground pork with a whole lot of chili spice. I aways order my Mabo ramen with extra mixed vegetables and this really makes the dish with a heaping pile of fresh veggies like broccoli, cabbage, carrots, etc.
You can’t eat a bowl of Mabo ramen with out some of Sanoya gyoza on the side. The gyoza is pan fried and slightly crisp. It also tasted freshly made with lots of garlic and ginger for flavor.
I’ll keep coming back to Sanoya for the Mabo ramen and you should too if you like spicy noodles and are looking for great prices and huge amounts of food, just don’t expect good service.