The exterior is shaping up at 84 E. 10th St., where Ramen Zundo-ya is opening its first U.S. restaurant here between Third Avenue and Fourth Avenue.
Tatsuya Hashimoto launched Ramen Zundo-ya in 2002… there are now 15 locations throughout Japan.
There are also global plans, as he lays out on the Ramen Zundo-ya website:
For the first step to share our ramen with the world, our first international shop is to be opened in New York in 2015. We also plan to open 1000 international franchised shops. I strongly believe that ramen is not only for Japanese but for the world. A strong willpower, a good fortune and confidence, have always been my saving grace. It is also on this journey that I came to realize how lucky I am – to be surrounded with most precious people such as my family, my staff and mostly the customers of Ramen Zundo-ya.
Also from the website… this chart Ramen Zundo-ya's ramen…