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Ramen Tatsu-ya

1234 S. Lamar Blvd. (Lamar Square Dr.) Send to Phone
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Austin’s favorite noodle house cures a need for a ramen fix.
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Ramen Tatsu-ya Restaurant Review

: When news came that co-owners/chefs Tatsu Aikawa and Takuya Matsumoto were opening a second Ramen Tatsu-ya location south of the river, South Austinites rejoiced as though Austin’s traffic had disappeared overnight. No such luck, and the foot traffic hasn't diminished either, especially at peak meal times. Among the must-try dishes is the tsukemen, which, unlike other ramen, keeps the noodles and broth separate; the pork-bone liquid is condensed for an even richer broth (almost a gravy) that the noodles (along with the pork belly and ajitama soft-boiled egg) are dipped in. Any of the ramens can be enhanced with “bombs,” flavor-packed little balls dropped into the hot broth to dissipate. The spicy bomb lives up to its name, though the “corn on the bomb” is our favorite thanks to its buttery quality. If you bring a big appetite, don’t miss the katsu slider, a breaded, deep-fried beef slider that we like for its tangy bite.

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