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For those looking for something vegan, or perhaps just looking to cut back on traditional protein, the Vegan Shoyu Ramen is a meaty tofu-based ramen packed with shiitake mushrooms, garlic, soy and brown sugar, marinated and flash cooked in the oven for a satisfyingly crispy texture.

Clever Koi unveiled four new ramen dishes at their Phoenix and Gilbert locations last month. This version 2.0 of their bowls includes two refreshed options — new takes on the Pork Ramen and Lemon Chicken Ramen — plus two brand new ramen bowls — the Spicy Kimchi Ramen and the Vegan Shoyu Ramen. The four new bowls will be available for dine-in or take-out.

The driving force behind these new ramen bowls is Chef Jameson Araujo, who was brought in specifically for his expertise in Chinese food, formerly at restaurants such as Hop Alley, Uncle Ramen and Mr. Tuna in Denver.

“Ramen has always been a best seller for us, so we wanted to really up the stakes for 2021," said Araujo. “These new bowls bring new flavor profiles to the table, while also offering tweaks on some of our favorites.” 

In addition to experiencing the new bowls daily at either of Clever Koi’s two Valley locations, guests can also order directly from for $5 delivery, or takeout. Plus, on Mondays and Tuesdays at Clever Koi Central, and Tuesday and Wednesday at the Gilbert location, enjoy two bowls plus four craft cocktails for $55.

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