And that’s why this news hit at just the right time! The world’s first Michelin-starred ramen shop, Tsuta, has officially opened in Brooklyn!
Tsuta was founded in Tokyo in 2012. The late founder and chef Yuki Onishi came from a family of ramen chefs, whose tradition involves using only premium, natural ingredients without any artificial components or MSG. It received its first Michelin star in 2015 — the first ramen eatery to do so — and continued to received one consecutively through 2019.
They opened their first U.S. outlet in San Francisco in the fall of 2019, which unfortunately closed down in 2020 during the pandemic. Tsuta originally planned to open their first NYC location in the summer of 2021, however, after some delays, their NYC outpost has finally opened—making it the restaurant’s only U.S. location!
It’s located in the trendy Brooklyn neighborhood of DUMBO at 22 Old Fulton Street. It seats 40 people inside at full capacity along with about 15 people in their seasonal outdoor space (which is currently not available).
Known for their Truffle Shoyu Soba Ramen, made with two custom-brewed soy sauces (shoyu) from Japan’s Wakayama Prefecture, chicken, clam, fish broth, chashu and of course, black truffle, one slurp in and you’ll understand the hype. Moreover, they’re the only ramen shop to offer Iberico pork which you can add to your bowl.
The Tokyo location is known for its long lines of customers out the door hoping to get a taste, which the San Francisco location was met with as well when it first opened, so expect that for NYC too! Currently, only walk-ins are accepted.
Here’s a sneak peak:
Where: 22 Old Fulton Street, Brooklyn
When: Daily from 12pm – 3:30pm and 4:30pm – 8pm