After a brief opening delay, ramen and curry restaurant Ja Ramen officially opened their doors on Wednesday morning.
The interior hasn't changed much since the space was Hoki Poki; the decor is still casual red and white. The restaurant does feature table service, however.
All bowls of ramen cost $11.70; standard tonkotsu, shoyu, and miso broths are available along with spicy versions. Sesame ramen, tomato ramen, and tan tan men are also available.
Curry plates range from tofu curry ($9) to decadent combination curries such as shrimp, clam & fried squid curry ($17.70). Customers choose a spice level ranging from zero to 10. Naan, garlic naan, and naan with cheese are also available.
The menu also features a handful of Japanese appetizers, mochi ice cream, taiyaki, soju, beer, and wine.
Ja Ramen is also offering a 15% discount during the grand opening as they work out the kinks in their service; we'll be back in a few weeks and report more details once they hit their stride.
Operating hours are 11 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Sunday – Thursday and 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Friday – Saturday.
Ja Ramen is located at 2643 N. Campbell Ave. For more information, visit thejaramen.com.
Jackie Tran is a Tucson-based food writer, photographer, culinary educator, and owner-chef of the food truck Tran's Fats. Although he...