While his other restaurants are independently-owned, Hide-Chan was founded in Hakata by Hideto Kawahara in 1993 — with an emphasis on tonkotsu ramen, characterized by a rich, creamy pork broth, served with thin noodles; Munekata is a franchise-owner.
The new Hide-Chan will offer a similar menu of ramen and appetizers like gyoza, pork buns, and fried chicken. There is also a special, “suprimp ramen” (think supreme and shrimp), that’s served with a whole fried prawn.
Starting Saturday, Hide-Chan Hell’s Kitchen will be open weekdays from 5:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m., with lunch to follow. If you happen to stop by this weekend, do let us know what you think.