A new Japanese restaurant called Hoshi Ramen has set its grand-opening date at 2820 Colonel Glenn Highway across from Wright State University.
The eatery will open fully to the public tomorrow, at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 17, according to Minchun Li, who is launching the restaurant with his parents, Sheng and Anna Li. The family previously operated the Flying Tiger restaurant in Fairborn. It is located in the former College Store bookstore near Tik’s Thai Express.
The 3,200-square-foot restaurant will seat 88, Minchun Li said. It will open with 21 employees.
Hoshi Ramen’s menu will include multiple styles of ramen, made in authentic Japanese style, Li said.
“No one else around here serves authentic Japanese ramen,” Li said earlier this year, when the restaurant was still under construction. “The pork broth for our soup is simmered for 10 hours, and I’ve been working on perfecting it.”
Some of the restaurant’s other ramen dishes will be based on vegetable broth or chicken broth. Bao Bun (sandwich-style dish with a steamed bun), Chahan (A Japanese fried-rice dish) and Donburi (vegetables and a protein served over steamed rice) dishes are also available.
Plans call for featuring weekly specials that were favorites of customers at Flying Tiger, which was founded by Minchun Li’s grandparents and which operated for nearly 30 years at 60 S. Broad St. in Fairborn.
No alcoholic beverages are available yet, but a liquor license is in the works and will come later, Li said.