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Ramen Tatsu-ya Job Post Adds Fuel to Rumored Houston Expansion

A Montrose outpost is looking more plausible than ever

Ramen Tatsu-Ya on South Lamar.
Ramen Tatsu-Ya on South Lamar.
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For many moons now there’ve been rumors floating around that celebrated Austin-based ramen outfit Ramen Tatsu-ya might be expanding to Houston. In April 2013 Eater tipsters reported that a second location was in the works. When reached for comment, a representative from the popular noodle shop confirmed that Houston was one possible location the owners were scouting for expansion. Then, earlier this year and CultureMap Houston revived the reports citing a evidence that co-owner Tatsu Aikawa's company I Own This Dirt, LLC purchased a 3,370-square-foot property at 1722 California Street in Montrose.

This week, In the Know Houston added further fuel to the rumors, drawing attention to a jobs board post seeking a general manager/chef to helm a Houston-based restaurant. "With 2 locations in Austin, Ramen Tatsu-ya is making its mark on Houston and is looking for a top leader to come in and run the first location in Houston and help grow the brand," the posting states. Ramen Tatsu-ya declined a request by In the Know for comment.

This would be the third location for the Tatsu-ya brand, which expanded to South Lamar in Austin last year. The original ramen shop won Eater Austin's 2012 So Hot Right Now award and earned a spot on the Eater National Ramen Heatmap. Stay tuned for further updates.

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