Allston food hall and market Super 88 got another ramen shop this week: The long-awaited Isshindo Ramen (1 Brighton Ave., Boston) is officially open for business. Isshindo (tagline: “ramen with a soul”) filled the space left vacant when beloved ramen shop Pikaichi shuttered in November 2017. (Pikaichi has since relocated to Medford.)
Isshindo specializes in tonkotsu ramen but offers miso- and tomato-based broths as well. The restaurant also offers dumplings, seaweed salad, takoyaki, fried chicken, and rice bowls. Isshindo doesn’t have a liquor license, so don’t expect to wash that salty broth down with a frosty pint of Asahi.
Super 88 is a market and food hall based in Allston, packed with food stalls dishing out affordable Chinese, Korean, Indian, Thai, Japanese, and Vietnamese food, including one of the best banh mi options in town. Isshindo Ramen is set apart from the main food court and is open for lunch and dinner daily.