Noodle lovers rejoice. Hokkaido Ramen Santouka is now open in Harvard Square. The restaurant serves up one of the most loved noodle soups across the world: ramen!
Located on Bow Street, they are in close walking distance of the Harvard Square T stop. As they say, they are “serving comfort, one bowl at a time,” so stop in a grab a hot, piping bowl of ramen!
Santouka began in 1988 as a nine-seat family-run ramen shop in Hokkaido, Japan. According to their website, that region is known for its soy sauce flavored ramen, but Santouka’s signature salt based ramen quickly became a hit. They have now expanded to 53 restaurants in 10 countries.
This Cambridge location is the first Massachusetts stand-alone location. The chain has several locations in California, as well as ones in Edgewater, NJ, Arlington Heights, IL, Bellevue, WA, and Honolulu.
They are known for their shio (salt broth) ramen, but have other options like miso, soy sauce, and pork cheek ramen. Their recipe is no secret, as they reveal their tricks on their website: Their salt based Tonkotsu soup “is simmered for about 20 hours with pork bones, vegetables and dried fish. The size of the customized blue and white colored ramen bowl is to provide the perfect temperature for the broth to sustain its taste and warmth.”
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– Alicia Lazzaro, Editor-in-Chief