Alicia Moo | On 03, Jul 2013
Looking for a cheap and delicious winter warmer?
Take a trip to Brisbaneâ€™s south side for some flavour packed authentic ramen.
Hakataya Noodle Bar is one of Sunnybankâ€™s most popular joints for the best in Japanese cuisine.
The menu consists of four soup noodle dishes all with their signature â€˜Tonkotsu soupâ€™ broth.
This pork bone broth is simmered for 39 hours so your taste-buds will get one hell of a party.
Topped with carefully selected Australian pork, slow-cooked and packed with delicious soy sauce and Japanese mirin flavours this traditional â€˜char siuâ€™ will tempt even the most fussy of eaters.
Hereâ€™s the best part â€“ it is uber cheap and the servings are more than generous!
A mere $10.00 will get you a massive bowl of noodles and simply shout out â€˜Kaedama!â€™ and a waitress will come calling with a whole bowl of extra noodles to add to your soup for FREE.
Yes, thatâ€™s right â€“ more noodles for the price of nothing!
Of course if Japanese is not your strong point, asking for extra noodles in English is more than acceptable.
The free stuff doesnâ€™t stop there!
If you come on your birthday and present your ID you eat for FREE!
And if that doesnâ€™t fill your stomachs you can order mouth-watering gyoza, a fantastically addictive pork rice dish or those cute Japanese rice cakes.
The tiny kitchen is in full view so you can marvel at the wonderful art of cooking noodles and take in all the delightful aromas.
But be warned, come lunch time onwards you might think you somehow landed in Tokyo as this place gets jam-packed every day of the week.
The line does move relatively quickly though and takeaway is also an option (free extra noodles included).
Hakataya has become so popular they have opened another store across the road at Sunnybankâ€™s Â Market Square, famous for authentic Asian cuisine.
Perfect for a cold winterâ€™s day or night, who wouldnâ€™t want an authentic Japanese meal right in the heart of Brisbaneâ€™s lively, unofficial Chinatown.
What: Hakataya Noodle Bar
Shop 27B, Cnr. Mains Rd. & McCullough St., Sunnybank 4109
Trading Hours: Open 7 days 9.00 â€“ 9.00pm
Sunnybank â€“ Market Square
Shop 13 Market Square, Cnr. Mains Rd. & McCullough St., Sunnybank
Trading Hoursï¼šOpen 7 days 11.00 – 10.00pm
Garden City Shopping Centre
Level 2, Shop 2072 Westfield Garden City Shopping Centre, Cnr. Logan & Kessels Rds., Upper Mt Gravatt
Trading Hours: Monday-Fri 9.00 – 9.00pm, Sat 9.00 – 5.00pm, Sun 9.00 – 6.00pm
Gold Coast – Surfers ParadiseÂ
Shop 26 Centre Arcade, 3131 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise
Trading Hoursï¼šMonday â€“ Sunday 9.00 – 10.00pm
How much: $10.00 – $15.00
If you get intimidated ordering at places where it feels like you can’t read any of the menu, don’t be.
The dishes are numbered, so just tell the lovely staff the number of your choice and all is well.