Astoria, Restaurants, Sushi and Japanese Apr 11, 2017 New Changes at Okidoki 30th Avenue ramen spot Okidoki has a new chef and new menu changes. Share this Scoop by Meg Cotner total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print 30th Avenue ramen spot Okidoki has a new chef and new menu changes. by Meg Cotner Share this Scoop total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print Related scoops First Taste – Tea, Ramen, and Snacks at Astoria’s Shuya Cafe de Ramen Hinomaru Ko Coming to 30th Avenue Lucy Eats Alone – Lucy Has Cold Ramen On a Hot Day While perusing the update by those crazy kids over on Reddit, I learned that recent changes—and by recent, I mean changes in the past month or so—have arrived at Okidoki, FKA Ramen Okidoki. That includes a menu update, space changes, new ownership and a new chef. Elements of the space has changed—it’s reported that the old Japanese-style wooden tables have been replaced, that “there are now three or four rows with 4 seat tables on the left side and two seaters on the right.” It took a while, and the restaurant acknowledges it and they “apologize for the long wait.” The menu has changed, no doubt influenced by the new chef, Ju Ahn Kang. Redditors report, “They have a new chef, and I believe he may have purchased the place.” and then, “Can confirm it is a new chef. New chef is my friend, we haven’t spoken about it much except for a general congratulations for the new opportunity. Doubt that it will go into a general japanese/asian direction. He’s been the head guy at Ippudo Westside for a while now, and made the jump to Ramen Okidoki, so… my guess is the broth will likely improve.” Chef Kan was Kitchen Manager at Ippudo and also worked at ABC Kitchen. The menu changes have streamlined things a bit, and seemingly gone are the bits of Korean influence, which many felt set Okidoki apart from other ramen spots in town. The very popular gyoza appetizer has also disappeared, which has saddened many Okidoki regulars (perhaps they’ll bring it back, though, if enough people ask). One of the more popular ramen dishes, “RU Okidoki” got an update, and they’ve added a poke dish, which is very on trend. RU Okidoki Poke noodle salad You can see the rest of the new menu here: Okidoki (34-05 30th Avenue, Astoria. 718-806-1677) Facebook | Instagram | Yelp Twitter Facebook Email Print Okidokiramen 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. Related scoops First Taste – Tea, Ramen, and Snacks at Astoria’s Shuya Cafe de Ramen Hinomaru Ko Coming to 30th Avenue Lucy Eats Alone – Lucy Has Cold Ramen On a Hot Day 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.