Hoshi Ramen opens July 17 across from WSU.

NEW RESTAURANT: Grand opening set for new Ramen eatery near WSU

Hoshi Ramen will serve several Japanese specialties

A new Japanese restaurant called Hoshi Ramen has set its grand-opening date at 2820 Colonel Glenn Highway across from Wright State University.

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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.

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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.

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Hoshi Ramen at 2820 Colonel Glenn Highway across from Wright State University in Fairborn is scheduled to host its grand opening on Wednesdsay, July 17. This is an excerpt from its menu.
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“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.”

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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. 

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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. 

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No alcoholic beverages are available yet, but a liquor license is in the works and will come later, Li said.

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