From Tokyo to Dubai, Michelin-star Konjiki Hototogisu is (finally) open for the first time in the UAE. Located on the second floor of Mall of the Emirates, opposite More Café, the ramen restaurant, despite only being in soft opening, has already caused a craze on social media.

The Proud Pinoy Media team was recently invited to savor the culinary creations of Master Chef Yamamoto-San, who will be spearheading the launch of the brand’s first branch in the UAE. Situated in the Mall of the Emirates, the new establishment will bear the name ‘Konjiki Ramen’ and is poised to elevate the city’s gastronomic scene.

There’s a selection of light bites such as a punchy cucumber ‘Kyuri’ salad (Dhs25), pickled carrots (Dhs25), as well as izakaya dishes like the must-try beef tataki (Dhs48), chicken karaage (Dhs38), and for seafood lovers, the seabream miso (Dhs52).

Although there’s currently no vegetarian ramen option, there are plenty of other meat-free dishes to choose from, including a selection of salads, vegetable fried rice (Dhs38), and gyoza (Dhs38).

First opening in 2006, Konjiki Hototogisu started as a humble eight-seater ramen shop in Shibuya, Tokyo. Helmed by chef Atsushi Yamamoto, the ramen restaurant won Bib Gourmand for four consecutive years and, in 2019, became the third ramen restaurant in the world to be awarded one Michelin star, which it has held for the past five years.




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