Details on the Ramen Tatsu-Ya Expansion

By Megan Giller  |  April 16, 2014

A few weeks ago news broke that Ramen Tatsu-Ya will be opening a second location, and yesterday we chatted with chef Tatsu Aikawa to find out more details.

He says that because so many of their customers drive from South Austin to the shop on 183, they “wanted to make allowances for them” by opening a second shop, at 1234 S. Lamar Blvd. Construction hasn’t even started yet, but they’re hoping to be open by the end of the year, with similar graffiti-style art decorating the walls.

But enough about the space: what about the food? Aikawa says that the restaurant will feature the same menu at first, with their signature pork-based broth and housemade noodles. It'll be just dinner to start, but they’re hoping to launch lunch shortly after opening.

Ramen Tatsu-Ya was the first official ramen shop to open in town, and it has garnered praise from all corners of Austin. In fact, chef Aikawa’s brother, Shion Aikawa, was just honored as one of our Austin 30 Under 30 award winners. Looks like pretty soon, South Austin will have that friendly service, fun atmosphere and crave-worthy broth too.