Ramen noodle, izakaya chain to open at Timberland center BY SAMANTHA BAKALL BEAVERTON LEADER/OREGONLIVE SAMANTHA BAKALL/STAFF Kukai Ramen & Izayaka’s first Oregon location is in the Timberland Town Center in Beaverton. Coming soon Location: the Timberland Town Center, 11830 N.W. Cedar Falls Dr. Hours will be: 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and 5 - 9:30 p.m. Monday - Friday, and 11 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday Website: http://www.kukai-ramen.com/ Kukai Ramen & Izayaka, a Japanese ramen chain with shops across greater Seattle, Taiwan and Japan, will be opening its first Portland-area outpost in Beaverton’s Timberland Town Center approximately in the next week. At the 62-seat restaurant, you’ll find 12 different bowls of ramen — ranging from garlic tonkotsu shoyu ramen, the restaurant’s spin on the ultra rich and porky Hakata-style soup, to chicken ramen and Tsukemen dipping noodles, most available in traditional and low-sodium versions — a handful of rice dishes and small izakaya plates, including takoyaki (octopus dumplings), chicken karaage, pork buns and more. For those already familiar with Kukai’s menu, the Beaverton location will debut a smattering of new dishes, including a more classic version of tonkotsu, made with a shio broth base, a spicy miso ramen (coming in the next few weeks) and a few izakaya plates. These dishes will slowly be added to the menu at other locations. Behind the bar, the restaurant offers a selection of sake by the glass and in bottles, as well as Japanese beers and cocktails.
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