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origin of ramen

"L" or "R"?

Noodles originated in China over several thousand years ago and reached the Japanese culture much later. In fact, we had to wait up to the 19th century, during the Meiji period, for ramen to become widely known in Japan.

The Japanese dish was originally called “lamen”, but was later referred to as “ramen”, since there is no distinction between the “L” and “R” sounds in the Japanese language and it was a more popular way to express the word.

After the Second World War came an intense food shortage in Japan, a turning point in the history of noodles. Ramen was perfected and greatly helped Japan, as they were cheap and a great source of needed protein. Years later, in 1958, Momofuku Ando, founder of Nissin Foods, invented and revolutionized instant noodles, which are the popular ramen dish today.

Small dishes

Please inform your server of any food allergies or dietary preferences prior to ordering.

Fried Gyoza

Japanese style pork dumplings lightly fried and served with ponzu sauce for dipping. Love steamed dumplings? Order a 12pc and we’ll do the steaming for you, just ask! *Vegetarian available upon request

$6 (6)
$12 (12)

Issei Fresh Spring Rolls (2pc)

Fresh (not fried!) hand-rolled rice paper filled with lettuce, shrimp, pork, rice noodles, and Thai basil served with our Issei house peanut plum sauce for dipping. *Vegetarian available upon request*

$5

Vietnamese Fried Egg Rolls (3pc)

A house favorite! Our hand-rolled egg rolls filled with lump crab meat, pork, veggies, and rice noodles. Served with Issei’s house fish sauce for dipping.

$6

Fried Shrimp Dumplings (6pc)

A house favorite! Our hand-rolled egg rolls filled with lump crab meat, pork, veggies, and rice noodles. Served with Issei’s house fish sauce for dipping.

$6

Asian Calamari Salad

Cooked squid marinated in rice wine served over lettuce, drizzled with sesame oil, and sesame seed garnish

$7

Japanese Seaweed Salad

Wakame seaweed over shredded lettuce, drizzled with sesame oil, soy sauce, and sesame seed garnish.

$5

Silken Tofu Seaweed Salad

Wakame seaweed over blocks of silken tofu, drizzled with sesame oil, soy sauce, and sesame seed garnish.

$6

Fried Tofu (6pc)

Crispy tofu with a creamy ginger-miso dressing (non-dairy) and soy sauce, garnished with onions.

$6

Edamame

Lightly boiled and sprinkled with sea salt

$6

Mama’s Steamed Wontons (6pc)

Shrimp and pork filled wontons, steamed and served with sesame oil, soy sauce, and house miso-chili.

$7

Fried Shrimp Tempura (3pc)

Lightly fried and served with mirin dipping sauce

$6

Miso Chili Steamed Vegetables

Assorted vegetables with house miso-chili dipping sauce.

$5

Issei Agedashi Tofu

Silken tofu lightly battered and fried crispy, served with seasoned mushrooms, green onion, and mirin sauce.

$6

Broth Noodles

/ Swap out rice or egg noodles in any soup for ramen instead - $3 / Add bean sprouts - $1 / add bean sprout set (with basil, jalepeno, and lime) - $2

#1 Chashu Wonton Noodles

Pork and shrimp wontons, sliced chashu pork, egg noodles, chicken broth, green onions, cilantro, fried shallots.

$9

#2 Chicken Pho* (ask for sprouts)

Pulled chicken, rice noodles, chicken broth, green onions, cilantro, fried shallots.

$8

#3 Shrimp Pho* (ask for sprouts)

Vietnamese rice noodles with shrimp in chicken broth, garnished with fried shallot bits, green onions and cilantro.

$10

#4 Beef Pho Supreme* (ask for sprouts)

Braised beef brisket, braised short ribs, meat balls, rice noodles, beef broth, onions, cilantro, fried shallots. A Pham Favorite! No substitutions, limited quantities.

$13

#5 Shoyu Ramen

Sliced chashu pork, seaweed, naruto, bamboo, soy pork broth, green onions.

$11

#6 Miso Ramen

Sliced chashu pork, egg, seaweed, naruto, bamboo, sweet corn, miso pork broth, green onions.

$11

#7 Chashu Ramen

Sliced chashu pork, egg, seaweed, bamboo, creamy pork broth, green onions.

$11

#8 Spicy Tan-Tan Ramen

Sliced chashu pork, spicy Tan-Tan pork, steamed bok choy, bamboo, sesame pork broth, and green onions. Contains peanuts.

$12

#9 Wonton Special

Pork and shrimp wontons, spicy Tan-Tan pork, shrimp, bok choy, egg noodles, chicken broth, green onions, cilantro, fried shallots.

$13

#10 Gomoku White Miso Ramen

Wok sautéed seasonal vegetables, mushrooms, sweet corn, bamboo, white miso chicken broth, and green onions.

$12

#10A Black Garlic Ramen

House black sesame garlic oil, sliced chashu pork, egg, bok choy, bean sprouts, bamboo, seaweed, tonkotsu pork broth, green onions. Add spicy Tan-Tan + $3

$14

#10B Shinon Sio Ramen

Sliced chashu pork, bean sprouts, sweet corn, bamboo,sea-salt pork broth, green onions, sesame oil, white pepper.

$11

Vermicelli Noodle Salads

All salads are served with lettuce, rice noodles, Thai basil, pickled carrots and daikon, crushed peanuts, cucumber, fried shallots, and Issei's house fish sauce.

#11 Egg roll Vermicelli

A classic: our hand-rolled egg rolls filled with crab and pork meat. Extra egg roll + $2

$10

#12 Spicy Ginger Chicken Vermicelli

Refreshing: pulled chicken paired with ginger and spicy fish sauce.

$10

#13 Lemongrass Curry Beef Vermicelli

Meaty: lemongrass curry, sliced beef, and sautéed onions.

$13

#14 Salad Sampler Vermicelli

Why commit to one when you can have it all? No substitutions.

$14

Pan-fried noodles

Please notify your server of any food allergies or dietary preferences prior to ordering. Many dishes may contain soy, peanut, shellfish, sesame, and egg product. We try our best to accommodate, however, some substitutions may not be available.

#15 Yaki-Udon

Assorted fresh vegetables, chicken, udon, and house soy sauce. Add sliced pork chashu + $3

$11

#16 Okinawa Yakisoba

Assorted fresh vegetables, chicken, ramen, and sweet-tangy house sauce. Add sliced pork chashu + $3

$11

#17 Haru Warm Ramen

Our specialty ramen bowl named after Oba-chan (Grandma)! Wok tossed chicken, shrimp, spicy TanTan pork, fresh vegetables, peanuts, and cilantro. Add fresh avocado + $1.50 Extra sauce + $1

#17A Sakura Warm Ramen

*Ask your server about today’s avocado availability* Chicken, spicy TanTan pork, fresh vegetables, house peanut sauce, crushed peanuts, avocado, cilantro. Add shrimp + $4 Extra sauce + $1

$13

#18 Issei Pad Thai

our choice of: All Vegetable, Chicken, or Ground Pork, Wok tossed rice noodles, egg, Thai peanut sauce, onions, bean sprouts, crushed peanuts, cilantro. dd shrimp + $4 Extra rice noodle + $3 Add beef + $3 Extra sauce + $2

$13

#19 Midori Spicy Udon

Issei’s spicy green coconut curry, chicken, udon, assorted fresh vegetables, crushed peanuts, cilantro. Want to try Issei’s Red Coconut Curry with Udon? $13.50

$12

#23 Egg Noodle Delight

Sauteed ground pork with garlic, sweet soy sauce over steam egg noodles, topped with fresh bean sprouts, green onions, cilantro and touch of red Chinese vinegar. One of our Phamily favorite recipes. Soft boiled egg + $1

$11

Don-buri rice bowl

All bowls are prepared with wok-tossed ingredients served "over rice." (Except D3) Go carb-free and substitute white rice for sauteed vegetables (+$3)

D1 Asian Sesame Don-Buri

Asian style barbecue sauce, seasonal vegetables, toasted sesame, white rice, green onions. Chicken $12 Extra Meat $15

$13

D2 Oyakodon Chicken & Egg

Chicken, sautéed egg, mirin, soy sauce, sweet onions, bok choy, white rice, green onions. Spicy Tan-Tan + $3

$11

D3 Lemongrass Pineapple Fried Rice

Issei lemongrass curry, pineapple, baby spinach, onions, sweet chili sauce, shallots, and cilantro. Chicken $13

$13

D4 Spicy Mabo Tofu

Tofu, spicy Tan-Tan pork, seasonal vegetables, Asian barbecue sauce, white rice, green onions. *Vegetarian by request Add Chicken + $2

$12

D5 Vegetarian Don-Buri

Tofu, seasonal vegetables, house soy sauce, white rice, sesame seeds, green onions.

$11

D6 Chashu Don-Buri

For chashu lover’s only! Sliced chashu pork (6) soft boiled egg, mirin, soy sauce, white rice, green onions. Add Tan-Tan + $3

$12

D8 Shrimp Tempura & Egg

Fried tempura shrimp, sautéed egg, mirin, soy sauce, sweet onions, bok choy, white rice. Add Tan-Tan + $3

$12

D9 Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken

Chicken, pineapple, fresh vegetables, teriyaki sauce, white rice, green onions.

$12

D10 Issei House Red Curry

House spicy red coconut curry, lemongrass, seasonal vegetables, white rice, Thai basil, cilantro. with Chicken $12 with Beef $14 with shrimp $16 Add Avocado + $1.50 *Vegetarian by request

$12

Vegetarian

All dishes are served with steamed tofu (except V2). Ask your server if you would like it fried instead!

Spicy Tofu Tan-Tan Available!

V1 Vegetarian Pho (ask for sprouts)

Stewed vegetables, tofu, mushrooms, bamboo, broccoli broth, rice noodles, green onions, cilantro, shallots.

$10

V2 Vegetarian Vermicelli

Fried tofu, vegetable gyoza, steamed broccoli, cucumber, pickled radish, rice noodle, shredded lettuce, peanut, Thai basil, shallots, and house white-miso soy sauce.

$11

V3 Vegetable Tofu Ramen

Stewed vegetables, tofu, seaweed, sweet corn, bamboo, miso base, broccoli broth, green onions.

$11

V4 Vegetable Yaki Udon

Wok tossed vegetables, tofu, creamy ginger miso, udon.

$11

Kids Menu (Kodomo)

12 and under.

Smaller portions of our best sellers, perfect for your chibi-chan! All dishes are served without vegetables or garnish for your convenience. For big kids, add steamed broccoli to any dish (+$1).

K1 Chashu Wonton & Egg Noodle

Hand made wontons filled with pork and shrimp, sliced roasted pork, egg noodle, chicken broth.

$6

K2 Chicken Pho

ulled chicken, rice noodles, chicken broth.

$6

K3 Miso Udon

Sliced chashu pork, naruto, corn, miso base, pork broth, udon.

$6

K4 Don-Buri

Chicken or beef, Asian barbecue sauce, white rice.

$6

K5 Beef Pho

Braised beef, rice noodles, beef broth.

$8
From OUR PHAM-ILY to yours!

House Specialties

Just a few favorites we thought you'd love to try.

No substitutions.

#17 Haru Warm Ramen

Our specialty ramen bowl named after Oba-chan (Grandma)! Wok tossed chicken, shrimp, spicy TanTan pork, fresh vegetables, peanuts, and cilantro. Add fresh avocado + $1.50 Extra sauce + $1

$13

#17A Sakura Warm Ramen

*Ask your server about today’s avocado availability* Chicken, spicy TanTan pork, fresh vegetables, house peanut sauce, crushed peanuts, avocado, cilantro. Add shrimp + $4 Extra sauce + $1

$13

Beverages

Soft Drinks – $2

Japanese Green Tea – $2

Vietnamese Iced Coffee – $3.75 (w/ bubbles $4.75)

Boba Tea – $3.75

Kanpai (Cheers!)

Ozeki Junmai / 8oz / $10

Hakushika Junmai / 8oz / $12

Ozeki Nigori / 8oz / $14

House Sake Flight / $15

Sparkling Chu-Hi / $5

Orion / $3

It's pronounced "EE-SAY"

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