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Jul 18, 2011 06:23 PM

Ramen in North Burnaby! Yeah!

Noticed this brand new storefront on Hastings Street this past weekend.

Hakkaku Ramen (4530 Hastings Street, Burnaby)

From a quick google search, Hakkaku is:

-the Japanese word for Star Anise
-A form of martial arts featuring strikes with one's elbow
- A character from the Naruto anime series who is a cooking ninja who specializes in Ramen

I hope this place can hold up to the quality of the downtown Ramen shops and becomes a staple in North Burnaby.

Will update with a review when it opens.

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  1. Formerly Lalibela Ethiopian Restaurant next to take sushi, opposite the Chervon ?

    Must check it out when it opens.

    any word on what is going in the old Blue Mountain Cafe spot, just west of Gilmore ?

    Lalibela Ethiopian Restaurant
    4530 Hastings St, Burnaby, BC V5C2K4, CA

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    1. re: Gaseous Clay

      Yes that's the spot! I was trying to think of what was in there before. No movement at the Blue Mountain Cafe spot yet.

    2. Awesome. Burnaby really needs a proper ramen spot. Here's hoping.

      1. Any more word on opening date or anything?

        1. Did a quick search and found an employee want ad for this ramen shop.

          Good news! The owner is Japanese so hopefully that means that the ramen will be authentic and tasty. The ad went up August 8th so I'd estimate an early September opening.

          The name means "eight cranes".

          1. I hear this place is open...anyone TOFTT yet?

            4 Replies
            1. re: jerkstore

              Sherman has a done a review already, here's the link:

              I haven't had the time to visit yet, it's been a bit too warm for Ramen.

              1. re: moyenchow

                Hrm, that's disappointing. Thanks for the link...hopefully they will get it together.

                1. re: jerkstore

                  Probably not...real ramen takes hard work and dedication to the craft that not many people/places can muster.