As someone who’s always on the lookout for new dining experiences, I recently learned about Ramen Hayashi when several local moms were talking about how great it was in a Facebook group I’m a part of. This locally-owned eatery, a brainchild of the Lin family (the same culinary wizards behind Hino Oishi and Spicy J’s), offers a delightful blend of comfort, taste, and convenience.
My family and I visited on a rainy Saturday evening for dinner and had completely wonderful experience from start to finish. The warmth of their heated patio, even in mid-January, combined with the comforting deliciousness of their food, made it a great night. It’s the perfect place for a family meal, a weekday work lunch, or a casual hangout with friends over great food.
Two Convenient Locations
Ramen Hayashi has both a Fresno and Clovis location. The Fresno restaurant is in NW Fresno, in the Marketplace at El Paseo Shopping Center at Herndon and 99, just south of the movie theater. The second location is in Clovis, on the SE corner of Herndon and Fowler, across the street from Vons. They operate from 11am to 9pm on weekdays and extend a bit till 9:30pm on weekends – perfect for both lunch and dinner plans.
A Menu That Speaks Comfort
Let’s talk about what makes Ramen Hayashi stand out. The motto here is “comforting, casual and Oishi (delicious)!” – and they live up to every word. This fast-casual restaurant offers both dine-in and take-out options, catering to all your dining preferences.
Customize Your Ramen Adventure
The most exciting feature? A build-your-own custom ramen option. Whether you’re in the mood for a rich, savory broth, a specific noodle type, a unique protein, a variety of toppings, or even some spicy additions, Ramen Hayashi empowers you to create your perfect ramen combo. (Even those of us with picky little eaters in our party.) And for those who struggle to make up our minds, they have chef-created ramens that are fail-proof choices for a delightful meal.
Not Just Ramen
Let’s not forget the appetizers – the spam musubi, crunchy vegetable eggrolls, and the crispy chicken karage are just a few that deserve a special mention. Their large portions, reasonable pricing, and use of quality, fresh ingredients make every meal a satisfying experience.
Ambiance and Service
The dining rooms are sparkling clean, spacious, family-friendly, and offer a modern aesthetic that complements the environment. Add to this their large, heated patios with televisions – perfect for enjoying a game while you dine. And if you have dietary preferences, worry not – they have gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options too!
Convenience at Your Fingertips
In our ever-busy lives, convenience is key. Ramen Hayashi offers delivery through third-party services like DoorDash, UberEats, and Postmates. And if you’re always on the go, their online ordering with a rapid pickup window is a lifesaver.
So, whether you’re a ramen aficionado or just someone who loves good food and great ambiance, Ramen Hayashi is a must-visit. Trust me, your taste buds will thank you!
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