Oiistar:  A modern way to enjoy Ramen

Ramen menu for Oiistar Photo Credit: Jocelyn Delgado

By Jocelyn Delgado’19

When I think of ramen, I think of ramen noodle that are made to be cooked with a few cups of boiling water and instant noodles. Oiistar gives a completely different flavor to ramen noodles. Oiistar is a modern restaurant, in the Wicker Park area, serving a classic taste on ramen and many other Japanese dishes.

The dining room at Oiistar is clean and neat. The restaurant is decorated with wooden stools and wooden tables to match. Greeting you as you walk in, there is a bright bar; and towards the back, there is a decent sized kitchen where the chefs are preparing meals for customers to enjoy. The lights are dimmed to create a more comfortable setting for dine-in customers to enjoy their food.

Each plate at Oiistar is prepared to a level of perfection. One of the most famous meals that is prepared at the restaurant is the Oiimen dish. It consist of pork belly, egg, scallion, tree-ear mushroom, spicy oil, garlic. All the flavors combined together create an exquisite flavor. Oiimen is one of the many new and advanced ways for people to discover a new way to eat ramen.

The crew that works at Oiistar ensures that each and every one of their customers are satisfied with what their being served with.  Right when you walk in you are greeted by the workers there.

Overall, Oiistar is one of the best and restaurants in Chicago. This noodle shop has been around since 2005, serving great Japanese delicacies everyday. Everyday, the workers at Oiistar work hard to prepare meals for their customers and make their experience at Oiistar one of the best. Oiistar is one of the best restaurants in Chicago, while also serving  some of the best Chinese and Japanese foods.

  • Address: 1385 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
  • Hours: Closed Monday
      • Tuesday and Wednesday: 12-3 pm, 5:30-10 pm
      • Thursday:12-3 pm, 5:30-11 pm
      • Friday and Saturday: 12-11 pm
      • Sunday: 12-1 pm
  • Phone: (773) 360-8791