Media night at Menchanko Tei (1 of 13)
Menchanko-Tei, the popular little restaurant in the Waikiki Trade Center, has opened a new spot on Keeaumoku Street (where Go Shi Go and Broadway Seafood & Oyster Bar were). Until the end of this month, it will be the ramen and hotpot chain's second location in Honolulu, but then Waikiki will close and Keeaumoku will replace it as Menchanko-Tei's Hawaii flagship.
The Keeaumoku spot is more accessible to locals and there's ample free parking, but the menu has been pared down a bit from Waikiki's. We went to a media event last night to get a taste from the new kitchen.Menchanko-Tei
903 Keeaumoku St.
Note that Menchanko-Tei in Waikiki is not actually closing, but transforming into a new restaurant featuring Nagasaki-style champon ramen. It won’t be run by Menchanko-Tei’s owner, Ahikide Yonehama, but by his brother.