Hundreds wait in line for Ramen BurgerUPDATED 8:06 PM HST Jan 15, 2014Video Transcript
In Hawaii... you'll be hard- pressed to find someone who HASN'T tried RAMEN. So when a guy from Brooklyn, New York came up with the RAMEN BURGER -- you can bet getting a sample of it HERE -- would be HUGE. KITv-4's Lara Yamada has the story -- ALL NEW at 6... 2304 I can smell it! It didn't matter it was Wednesday afternoon. The sun was blazing. Or the line was, well ... 2454 I didn't think it was gonna be this crazy! 1220 I did not expect to see that! When word got out that the "Ramen Burger" was coming to Honolulu... 2057 You're close. Your not going to turn back around? No, no we're going to try it. It's the creation of Brooklyn, New York's Kiezo Shimamoto -- handling the back kitchen -- with the help of his brother Jeff. He says it started at a food flea market in Brooklyn. Keizo posted his blog on a Wednesday... JEFF 326-34 On Thursday Good Morning America called, on Friday he was on Good Morning America. On Saturday he had 400 people in line for 150 burgers. 30 It was just insane. Since then it's never stopped. Hawaii Chef "Gooch" Noguchi made his own version -- for a one-day, pop-up at Taste in Kakaako. With their 700 burgers going fast. Very fast. GOOCH 1226-35 Here in Hawaii we love noodles, we love hamburger, so you would think it's a no brainder, but like you said Hawaii is a tough crowd and we like what we like and we're proud of that so you never know. 2750-54 Mmm. I didn't expect the noodle to be this good. Ruby Kay got a "three-fer." As did Jeanne Hill -- who waited 3 hours to be one of the first in line to make sure she sampled her own. 652-55 Oh my good it's good. It's good. It's worth the wait. But for those at the end of the line -- a the taste of a new creation may -- this time -- be a dream on hold. As this turnout is likely a sign the Ramen Burger is up for an encore. 2817-25 At first I said, ah I can pass, and then I saw I saw everybody getting excited and I got excited too. Lara Yamada KITV4 News. The burgers cost 10 bucks a pop. The Shimamoto brothers say they still sell some 300 of them in New York EVERY SATURDAY. And now, they plan to open a shop in March.