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In Ahwatukee, an Osaka native and alum of both Tsuji Culinary Institute and the inventive Japanese microchain restaurant Nobu has turned to noodles, rice bowls, curries, milk tea and a few other staples. One is Takoyaki, brown-fried orbs rich and soft and cored with bits of chopped octopus — just like chef Yusuke Kuroda’s mom made while he was growing up in Japan. Kuroda simmers a mean ramen, classic in style, and much better than what's found in your average joint. His paitan is creamy and satisfying. His rich miso unites a blend of miso pastes from Hokkaido and can hang with just about any other miso ramen in the Valley.
  • Price: $$
  • Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 12-2:30 p.m., 5-9 p.m.; Friday-Sunday 12-9 p.m.
  • Parking: Free, Lot available
  • Takeout
  • Delivery