Hiro Ramen & Tea Bar opens in Decatur for noodles, bubble tea

Ramen from the menu of Hiro Ramen / Courtesy of Hiro Ramen

Ramen from the menu of Hiro Ramen / Courtesy of Hiro Ramen

A spot for a variety of Japanese food and Taiwanese bubble tea has debuted in Decatur.

Hiro Ramen & Tea Bar opened over the weekend at 1363 Clairmont Road, in a space previously occupied by Apple House.

The restaurant is the first solo venture from owner and restaurateur Jack Chang. To execute his vision, Chang brought on board executive chef Tomoyuki Miura, who attended Hattori Nutrition Cooking College and worked for several restaurants in his native Japan. After arriving in the U.S., Miura worked for Circle Sushi on Roswell Road.

Sushi from the menu of Hiro Ramen / Courtesy of Hiro Ramen

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Hiro’s extensive menu includes a variety of appetizers (kimchi, agedashi tofu, gyoza); salads; rice bowls (eel don, cutlet curry rice); sushi and nigiri; sandwiches; fried snacks (Taiwanese chicken nuggets, fish cakes); and dessert.

The star of the show, however, is the ramen. Hiro offers 11 varieties, with broths and noodles made in house. Options include the Tokyo Shoyu Ramen with noodles in soy sauce soup, egg, chashu, scallion, bamboo shoots, naruto and nori; Tan Tan Ramen with noodles in sesame paste and spicy soy sauce soup; pork, egg, scallion, whipped cream, almond nuts; and noodles in Mapo Tofu Ramen with noodles in soy sauce soup topped with Spicy minced pork tofu sauce.

Other ramen dishes include a brothless mazemen option, a tsukemen dipping ramen and a vegetarian ramen.

On the beverage side, Hiro’s Taiwanese tea bar serves “dirty” milk teas made with brown sugar and classic teas and milk teas, with the option to add boba. Other drink options include coffee drinks, fruit juices, fruit sodas, fruit teas and smoothies.

Hiro’s 3,000 square-foot space features a tea bar on its left side, with a larger dine-in restaurant and sushi bar on the right. Outdoor dining is not available.

Hiro’s hours are 1130 a.m.-3 p.m. and 4:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturdays and 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Sundays. Takeout, as well as delivery through third-party delivery service Skipli, are available.

Masks are required for dine-in service while guests are not seated at their tables.

1363 Clairmont Road, Decatur. 404-228-5697, hiroramenteabar.com

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