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Japanese Hakata-Style Ramen Headed to Hell's Kitchen

By Rosa Goldensohn | July 23, 2015 4:47pm | Updated on July 27, 2015 8:19am
 Yasuo Okada has two Akanoren restaurants in Japan.
Yasuo Okada has two Akanoren restaurants in Japan.
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Yasuo Okada

HELL'S KITCHEN — Ninth Avenue ramen lovers just got thrown a serious bone.

Yasuo Okada, chef-owner of two ramen shops in Tokyo, is bringing his noodle game stateside with a new restaurant called Mentoku, according to city documents.

The eatery's opening at 744 Ninth Ave. near West 50th Street is scheduled for autumn, Okada wrote in an email. 

Okada makes Hakata-style ramen, which has a pork bone-based broth boiled for hours to create a rich body and texture, according to Serious Eats. Okada says the tonkotu ramen will have Hakata-style noodles, which are firm in texture and ultra-thin, according to Rameniac.com.

For a robot translation of what's to come, check out the website for Okada's Tokyo shops, Akanoren, using Google translate.