Order Up: Recipes to Rave about at Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya
Winter is firmly here, and the perfect antidote for frosty, frigid weather can be found in a steamy bowl of signature ramen noodles from Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya, located in the Bellevue Collection.
Slowly simmered for over ten hours from roasting bones, Kizuki serves a distinct variety of savory broths for its ramen dishes from pork to chicken, and vegetable stock for a vegetarian-friendly alternative. Substitute thin or wavy noodles for yam, a gluten-free option, or specialty kale noodles for an uber nutritious choice.
Among its popular dishes, we recommend trying Kizuki’s spicy rendition of ramen, seasoned with a housemade blend of chilies, garlic and spices. For those who can handle a little extra heat, try the signature Gekikara Ramen with habanero for a fiery kick. Another crowd favorite, called Yuzu Shio Ramen, features French sea salt, kelp, Japanese citrus and a blended pork and chicken broth for a refreshingly authentic taste.
Side dishes, known as Izakaya in Japan, are freshly made to order and vary from seafood fare like Takoyaki Octopus Dumplings to crunchy Edamame or scrumptious Chicken Karaage, deep-fried marinated chicken with spicy mayo.
Those who care to indulge in an adult beverage can choose from an extensive selection of wine, beer and japanese cocktails like an Ume-tini, a clever Japanese take on a classic martini that combines umeshu and Gin for a flavorful fusion. From the highly acclaimed Asabiraki sake brewery in the Iwate prefecture, Suijin, which translates to “God of Water,” has a smooth, strong and dry profile. Perfected through traditional brewing methods, Kasumi Tsuru Kimoto Extra Dry has an earthy taste with a hint of roasted nuts, honeyed rice cakes, dried fruits and plenty of umami. Non-alcoholic drinks are also available and range from juice to milk tea to unique elixirs like an exquisite house iced tea prepared with premium tea leaves, or Calpico, an iconic sweet-and-tangy soft drink with citrus and yogurt accents.
Devoted to replicating genuine Japanese ramen from superior ingredients, Kizuki extends that same commitment to the customer experience at each dining location.
“From an open kitchen concept that evokes the atmosphere of a time-honored Japanese ramen shop,” reads the Kizuki biography page, which includes the fine details that foster a caring service reminiscent of Japanese hospitality.
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