At long last, Oisa Ramen has its own home. Founder Moe Kuroki started Oisa as a pop-up a couple years back, building up a following while holding events at a variety of locations around the Boston area, and now there’s a single permanent location where fans can go to sample her ramen. Oisa Ramen Slurp & Go debuted over the weekend at 2 Broad St. in Downtown Boston, right next door to — and sharing amenities with — the newly opened Tiki Rock Bar.
The tiny quick-service restaurant features Kuroki’s specialty ramen dishes, including a smoky shoyu that’s entirely vegan (aside from optional add-ons, such as pork or an egg). Kuroki also makes tonkotsu ramen, which originated in her hometown of Fukuoka, Japan. It was the task of making tonkotsu ramen that connected Kuroki to her home while making a new one in Boston, she previously told Eater.
Now, with a permanent shop of her own, she has the opportunity to share her love of ramen with guests on a regular basis, and she invites diners to feel at home and “own your slurp” as a way to fully enjoy the dish.
Opening Menu : Jan 15 Monday 11am to 2:30pm Mon thru Friday (LUNCH ONLY) RAMEN (dine-in) Smoky Shoyu $9 Truffle Shoyu $14 Oisa Tonkotsu $14 DONBURI (to-go) Wagyu Don $16 Veggie Yaki Don $12 Poke Don $12 #ramen #tonkotsu #shoyu #assari #ownyourslurp #ownyourbowl #donburi #poke #lunchonly #oisa #boston #grandopening #food #instafood #fidi #拉麺 #ラーメン #豚骨 #醤油 #野菜 #丼ぶり#ポケ
“I’m just so excited to have this space,” Kuroki previously said. “I’m excited about being able to do this every day.”
The small space is located to the left of Tiki Rock. Upon arrival, customers are greeted by an employee who takes orders and payment on an iPad. Diners who dine in can choose one of six standing spaces on the edge of the open kitchen or six seats at a counter looking out the front window. Ramen is available for dine-in only, but guests can order donburi rice bowls for takeout. Access to restrooms is available in Tiki Rock.
Oisa Ramen will initially operate for lunch only, as previously reported, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Meanwhile, Tiki Rock is only open for dinner, but both businesses will eventually expand their hours, overlapping. Bowl of ramen followed by a Tiki cocktail, anyone?