As the ever-growing ramen trend continues to inch toward the mainstream, it’s important to be armed at-the-ready with a favorite local Japanese noodle spot for any occasion, from businesses lunches to cold winter nights on the town and everything in between. That’s why Wayne, PA’s Gateway Shopping Center prides itself as home to local restaurant, Hakata Ramen.
Boasting an artistic contemporary Asian ambiance fit with hand-painted murals, exposed brick and reclaimed wood walls, Hakata has been in the Wayne community since its July 2018 opening. Serving up modern interpretations of classic Japanese dishes, there's something for everyone — from rice bowls, poke bowls and stir fry noodles to sushi, sashimi, and of course, authentic Japanese ramen.
Hakata adds a new element of food offering to the neighborhood and Gateway customer base," said David Sherin, Senior Leasing Agent. "The community has really taken to it, and enjoys the convenience of not only having a lunch spot, but an equally frequented dinner spot serving up fresh, made-to-order ingredients in a gorgeous environment close to home. Its arrival has been well received.
Adorned with modern light fixtures and hardwood family-style dining tables, the concept is known for its variety of ramen dishes: tonkutsu ramen, chicken ramen, seafood ramen and vegetable ramen. Made-to-order using high-quality, fresh ingredients, these dishes set Hakata apart in addition to its knack for quality service and a friendly, knowledgeable staff.