New Merchant Spotlight: Aodake Ramen
Greektown is thrilled to welcome a new restaurant, Aodake Ramen, to the neighborhood! The restaurant opened on Nov. 20, just in time for soup season! Aodake serves delightful ramen in a casual, family-friendly atmosphere and its chefs’ combination of fresh and quality ingredients is sure to please every taste.
Aodake offers a variety of ramen dishes, such as spicy veggie with tofu and garlic miso, Chicken paitan ramen, spicy tantan ramen and many more. For those who can’t decide which ramen to order, you can’t go wrong with the tonkotsu ramen, one of the restaurant’s specialty dishes. The creamy pork broth with soy sauce is topped with pork chashu, sesame kikurage mushroom, seasoned egg, scallion, nori dried seaweed and white noodles. Customers also choose the level of spiciness for their ramen – level one is the least spicy, made with chili powder and chili oil, level two incorporates chili paste and chili oil, and level three is the spiciest option with chili paste, chili oil and Thai chili.
Aodake offers a number of mouth-watering appetizers, such as the must-try spicy brussel sprouts, which are fried and served with sweet chili sauce and topped with dry shredded chili peppers. Other popular starters include fried chicken or pork buns, tempura oysters and shrimp shumai. You can find Aodake’s full menu online here, along with its gluten-free menu here.
Aodake is available for carry-out, curbside pickup or delivery through Grubhub and Seamless or you can order online through Aodake’s website. As an added bonus, the restaurant is offering all customers 20 percent off their first order, and college students in the surrounding area will receive a 10 percent student discount every time they order from Aodake – only one promotion can be applied per order. While Aodake only offers take-out and delivery right now, the restaurant will open for in-person dining once Chicago’s indoor dining restrictions are lifted.
Aodake Ramen is open from 4:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Friday, 12 p.m.-9:30 p.m. on Saturdays and 12 p.m.-9 p.m. on Sundays. The restaurant is located at 810 W. Jackson Blvd.