After less than a year at Chinatown's Center at Spring Mountain, the home of the self-described “SPICIEST ramen in Las Vegas!” has changed its name and brought in a California chef to upgrade its menu.
Keeping its Japanese anime-inspired wall coverings, Ramen Shibire is now called Shokku Ramen and located inside an easy-to-find central space at the retail center, previously occupied by Ramen Kobo and Marugame Monzo.
Imported from the Inland Empire, chef Ricky Komorida now oversees the Japanese menu, inspired by his own Raz Kamen restaurant, a two-year old, well respected destination in Grand Terrace, California.
Open until very late on the weekend, Shokku Ramen’s appetizers include garlic butter mushrooms, Shokku tacos, shrimp pops, and karaage, plus a variety of fried rice entrees, all joining the house special ramen options, customized with proteins, style of noodle, toppings, broth, and spice levels.
Still available, the infamous “grim reaper,” “death bringer,” shinigami challenge, that dares diners to finish off 24 ounces of tonkotsu broth, three pounds of noodles, and endure four million Scoville units of pure heat. If the insanely hot dish is eaten within eight minutes, the customer’s $50 meal will be free and their photograph immortalized on the “Wall of Warriors.”
Shokku Ramen, 3889 Spring Mountain Road, 725-204-1252. Open Monday to Thursday from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m., serving from 11 a.m. to 4 a.m. on Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. on Sundays.