Astoria, Restaurants Apr 22, 2013 Ramen Okidoki Coming Soon in the Old Harissa Space on 30th Ave Ramen Okidoki will occupy the old Harissa space on 30th Ave. Share this Scoop by Meg Cotner total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print Ramen Okidoki will occupy the old Harissa space on 30th Ave. by Meg Cotner Share this Scoop total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print The old Harissa space will become a ramen restaurant While out and about in Astoria on Saturday, I noticed that the old Harissa space (RIP) is going to become a new ramen restaurant, apparently called “Ramen Okidoki.” I must say, the name sounds a little dorky to my (English speaking) ears – does “okidoki” mean something relevant in Japanese? I did take a look at the DOB file and the business name is actually/officially “RAMEN & YAKITON.” My understanding is that “yakiton” means “grilled pork.” At least that’s what Google told me; I am sure a native Japanese speaker would have a better idea of it. I loved the food at Harissa and was really sorry to see it go. This new ramen place will be the third of its kind to open in Astoria (the other being HinoMaru Ramen on Ditmars and Tamashii Ramen on Broadway). Here’s hoping it brings something interesting to the neighborhood. Twitter Facebook Email Print coming soonharissaHinomaru Ramenjapanese foodramenRamen OkidokiTamashii Ramenyakiton About Meg Cotner Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver. 3 Comments Ramen Okidoki June 5th, 2013 Hey residents of Astoria, thank you for posting about us. We will be having our grand opening on this Friday, June 7th at 6:00 P.M. We expect to see you guys there!! Make sure to have an empty stomach and try our delicious ramen and appetizers!!! Sincerely, Ramen Okidoki 34-05 30th Ave Astoria, NY 11103 (718) 806-1677 Reply chris April 23rd, 2013 Still waiting for Tamashii to open… Reply LHT April 22nd, 2013 Yes, saw that too walking down 30th yesterday. Curious how they’ll make the space work. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.