Shinya Maru Ramen & Izakaya

Even though we live in the desert, it’s never too hot for ramen! Shinya Maru Ramen & Izakaya, located across from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino opened its doors late spring 2018. With an eclectic interior,  menu items inspired by songs (hello, “I Slaw Her Standing There) and incredibly delicious food, it’s no wonder this vegan-friendly spot has been picking up momentum.

Shinya Maru offers vegan options including vegan ramen!

Shinya Maru is ran by a man who knows noodles, General Manager Nathan Asamoto. His successful career includes opening some of the top ramen shops in LA. Now, Asamoto is in Vegas and showing what he’s made of.

Shinya Maru offers vegan options including vegan ramen!

If you came prepared to eat, definitely order an item or two off the Izakaya menu, like the “Endless Edamame Love” (think edamame and sea salt and a staple app in our world when eating Japanese). Also dig into the aforementioned “I Slaw Her Standing There,”  a creamy, slaw-style salad with corn and roasted sesame dressing (oh, that dressing!). If you really want to go hard, order up the vegan “UFO Agedashi Tofu” which is crisped perfectly and served with a tempura dipping sauce.

But, don’t get too full. There’s still the crowning glory of Shinya Ramen’s vegan options — the (you guessed it) ramen.

Shinya Maru offers vegan options including vegan ramen!

The vegan ramen to order is the “In Bloom,” and it comes out piping hot. Shinya’s vegan ramen comes packed with tofu, bean sprouts, green onions, green beans, bamboo shoots, sesame seeds, kikurage (a type of mushroom) and thin noodles. The broth is flavorful but not heavy.

We like it spicy, so we took advantage of the condiments and did it up. If you’re looking to add a little more green to the bowl, you can request kale noodles for an extra $1. 

Shinya Maru offers vegan options including vegan ramen!

This part of Las Vegas is starting to really come together in terms of vegan options at spots like this as well as Hofbrahaus, Tacos + Beer, Firefly and more. Bonus: they are open late — until  2 a.m. on Friday – Saturday and close at midnight the rest of the week.

*Note – A new downtown location just opened on Fremont Street, but is currently serving a smaller menu which does not include vegan ramen. We were told this will only be for a limited time. Please call ahead.*

— Kathryn Hartwig, recipe blogger at GrassFedKat – Food For All

4501 Paradise Rd, Ste 430, Las Vegas, NV 89169 | 702.778.3370

520 Fremont St, Ste 150, Las Vegas, NV 89101 | 702.790.4340 

Open Daily: Sunday – Thursday: 11:30 a.m. to midnight; Friday – Saturday 11:30 a.m. – 2 a.m.

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