Daikoku, a fine establishment to eat


Ben Welling

Store front of the Japanese restaurant Daikoku on a rainy day.

Bored with your microwaveable ramen cups? The newly opened Japanese restaurant, Daikoku, located right off the interstate will bring you on your desired ramen journey.

The location proves to be a bit out of the way for those who live deep within The Woodlands, as Daikoku is located right off the interstate directly next to Dosey Doe. 

Daikoku is open Monday through Thursday & Sunday from 11 am-9 pm, and Friday through Saturday from 11 am to 9:30 pm. 

The authenticity of the menu features a varying range for food explorers. Among them, a friendly $11 Tori-Paitan, ramen served in a hefty size bowl with creamy chicken broth: chicken breast, soft boiled egg, baby bok Choy, bean sprouts, bamboo shoots, scallions, and nori.

Those who are more adventurous will be pulled to enjoy the $12 Chicken Tantan-men. A spicy ground chicken ramen, that sets the taste buds to flame. 

In addition to the extravagant ramen dishes, the menu also features a fun charcoal grill or Kushiyaki section. That proves to be a boundary breaker for everyone. With baby squid, pork links, and a pair of very tasty shrimp wrapped in bacon, ordering becomes a very easy and relaxed adventure session. Daikoku has something for everyone to enjoy, including vegan ramen.

The event certainly is no inexpensive visit. But, it does pose to be affordable for a family night out, or a casual date night. The ramen typically stays below $14, but you do have the option to customize your own ramen, which will result in an alteration in the price range. The skewers stay under $4 per skewers, but prices do vary depending on the item. 

The restaurant itself displays the popular Japanese wave art, “The Great Wave off Kanagawa.” Sporting a traditional japanese feel meshed into the modern mix. 

Service at Daikoku is exquisite, as it’s fast and friendly. 

A trip down to Daikoku is a trip well spent.