Fodor's Expert Review Ramen Tatsu-Ya
Austin’s ramen craze went into full swing a few years ago and this hip locale was one of the city’s first (and favorite) establishments. Try the “Ol’ Skool,” a chicken-based shoyu ramen with a traditional array of toppings, like aijitama (marinated soft boiled egg), and optional “flavor bombs” from creamed corn and butter to Thai chile and habanero pepper paste. All ramen varieties are massive, but a small plate menu offers modest portions of Japanese comfort food, like the Katsu slider (a juicy deep fried burger on a fluffy Hawaiian roll) and sweet and sour “yodas” (fried brussel sprouts with apricot vinegar and curry spice). Orders are placed at the counter of this playfully designed restaurant and the menu offers a helpful “how to enjoy” instruction section for ramen rookies.
8557 Research Blvd. #126
Austin, Texas 78758, USA