The story begins when a ramen shop opened with fanfare at its first location at the Saint Louis Alumni Association. A recipe for instant success, more AGU locations sprang up on Oahu over the next couple of years — at Ward Centre, and Kapolei Marketplace. Soon, there will be locations in Waikiki and Pearlridge Center. To help facilitate this rapid growth, the AGU Magic Kitchen opened as a central place where all of the stocks are cooked for all of the restaurants. It also serves as a sort of culinary workshop with AGU’s driving force and visionary, and new menu ideas conjured up. From Hawaii, AGU expanded to Texas in 2016, and has locations in Houston, Sugar Land, Katy, and Dallas, Texas.  In 2018 November, AGU landed in Seoul, Korea, and continues to spread the ramen culture worldwide.  

The first AGU Ramen in Hawaii


Hale AinaAwards 2015 by Honolulu magazine, top write in.

Hale AinaAwards 2016 by Honolulu magazine, top write in, two years in a row.

Hale AinaAwards 2017 by Honolulu magazine, in Silver in BEST JAPANESE NOODLES.

Hale AinaAwards 2018 by Honolulu magazine, in Gold in BEST JAPANSE NOODLES

Hale AinaAwards 2019 by Honolulu magazine, in Gold in BEST JAPANSE NOODLES

Star Advertiser IlimaAwards 2014-2015

Star Advertiser IlimaAwards 2017-2018

2014 and 2015 -the IichikoBest of the Best Award, two years in a row

2016 – AGU Ramen garner applause from many Houston food critics. ZAGAT places AGU on its Houston's 10 Most Important Openings of 2016".

2017 - ZAGAT touts AGU's Ban BanJi Kurageas one of the "12 Totally Outrageous Bar Snacks" in all of Houston.

2018 – March 6th will be officially “AGU Plus Ramen Bistro Day”. received

  • Certificate by the Hawaii state legislature
  • Certificate by the Council of the City & County of Honolulu
  • Proclamation from Hawaii State Governor David Ige and Douglas Chin