There's A Famous Ramen Spot From Japan Opening In Pasadena Soon
Ramen lovers will have a new spot for slurping when a beloved noodle shop from Japan opens in Pasadena this month.
Tatsunoya, a popular ramen restaurant with multiple locations in Japan, is expected open their first U.S. location on Fair Oaks Ave. in the coming weeks, reports Eater LA. The restaurant is particularly known for their rich tonkotsu-style ramen, and according to L.A. Magazine, creates its broth by simmering pig-head bones in water for 20 hours. The shop will take over the former Bella's Gourmet Pizza storefront.
If the name Tatsunoya sounds familiar to you, you may have seen the massive lines for their pop-up stand at the SoCal Ramen Yokocho Festival where they've dolled out their wares to the noodle-hungry hordes. The Japanese import has also garnered praise from L.A. chefs, including Alvin Cailan of Eggslut and formerly Ramen Champ, who tells L.A. Magazine that Tatsunoya's pig-head broth is "off the chain" good.
When Tatsunoya opens, they'll also have a beer and wine license, according to Eater. Which is great, because ramen and booze pair quite well together.
Update: A previous version of this story included an opening date of December 18, however, Tatsunoya has informed LAist that the opening date will likely be later in the month, pending a delay on some key ingredients that are being shipped from Japan.