While Miami’s ramen scene is still in its infancy, newcomer Hachidori Ramen Bar (8222 NE 2nd Avenue) is looking to change that, debuting an eatery where the noodle dish is the star.
Translating to “hummingbird,” Hachidori was inspired by its husband-and-wife team’s honeymoon travels to Japan. The space, owned by hospitality pro Guillermo Paniza and Jessica Daez, who runs the Miami-based Instagram account @EatItMIA, tapped My Ceviche’s Sam Gorenstein to create the izakaya-inspired menu.
Ramen, as the name alludes, takes center stage at Hachidori. The “OG” Ramen features a tonkotsu broth topped with pork belly; miso tare; and marinated soft-boiled egg. Shoyu the Money is a chicken and soy sauce-based ramen with dashi and bonito flakes, and for vegan and vegetarian diners, The Shrooms is made with a mushroom and onion stock. Other items on the menu include dishes like gyozas, bao buns, sticky bread, street corn, chicken wings, ribs, and more.
The space keeps in the Japanese theme with an open-kitchen, grey walls, wooden furnishings, and an accent shelf with decorative sake bottles and barrels all evoke the modern dining scene in Japan’s capital. Hachidori will also be home to a speakeasy-style sake bar called Kura opening later this year.
Hachidori Ramen Bar will be open for dinner nightly from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. offering indoor and outdoor dining with tables spaced six-feet apart. Reservations can be made online at HachidoriRamen.com.