Tatsu Ramen, with two locations in Los Angeles, opened its first NYC outpost last evening at 167 First Ave.
For now, Tatsu will be opening in the evening hours...
Mark your calendar, our doors open today, 07/24! We’ll be satisfying your dinner and late-night ramen cravings with our temporary limited hours: Sun-Wed: 6PM-2AM Thurs-Sat: 7PM-3AM · Stay tuned for our 11AM opening time in the near future: Sun-Wed: 11AM-2AM Thurs-Sat: 11AM-3AM · Until then, #LateNightsAtTatsu #SlurpOn #✌️ · 🍜 📸: @sgmphoto
Here's more about Tatsu, via their website:
Tatsu was founded by a handful of tight-knit USC family who fell in love with Tokyo and ramen. Having tasted the best, we went on a mission to find the best ramen in LA — and were terribly disappointed.
This sparked our (neon) lightbulb to bring Tokyo "home" to LA. We reimagined the typical Japanese ordering vending machine as iPads and flew multiple chefs from Japan to deconstruct the chemistry-laden recipes and have them painstakingly house-made from scratch with natural ingredients (and tough love!).
We shocked the ramen traditionalists by also offering gluten-free option, 100% chicken and vegan broth.
"Tatsu" means dragon and opened its door in 2012, the year of the dragon. It has since become an LA institution that’s frequented by A-listers, hipsters and blacklisters.
You can find the Tatsu Ramen menu here.
The last tenant in this space between 10th Street and 11th Street was Ashiya Sushi, who moved away in 2015.
Previously on EV Grieve:
L.A.-based ramen shop opening outpost on 1st Avenue