We showed up at Agu Ramen, the original location on Isenberg at the Saint Louis Alumni Association, about an hour after they opened on a random Tuesday. They already had a 30 minute wait going. Not picky, we told the hostess that we would sit anywhere…table, bar…just get us that ramen. That thirty minute wait actually turned out to be just 10 minutes, and we were shuttled to the bar, bypassing those who had requested a table. Score.
The Hawaiian islands might be in the middle of a summer heat wave, but really, is there such thing as a bad time for ramen? I don’t think so. Having been to Goma Tei on numerous occasions (probably a bazillion times), it was time to try out a few new joints. Golden Pork and Agu Ramen Bistro are two ramen bars that I’ve consistently been hearing a lot about. There was no need to flip a coin. Golden Pork was the nearest and so Golden Pork it was.