With the chill of April showers, we’ve got piping hot ramen on the brain.
And that’s why this news hit at just the right time! Eater New York recently reported that the world’s first Michelin-starred ramen shop, Tsuta, will be opening in NYC later this year.
Tsuta was founded in Tokyo in 2012. Chef and owner Yuki Onishi comes 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 2016 — 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, and now their second set-up will be in NYC this summer!
Though they originally planned to open in June, they told Eater it will likely be late summer since they want indoor dining to reach as close to full capacity as possible, since the way they prepare their ramen is “not ideal for takeout.”
It will be located in the trendy Brooklyn neighborhood of DUMBO, in a new commercial development at 20 Old Fulton Street. It will seat 40 people inside at full capacity along with about 15 people outdoors.
The Tokyo is location 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! Get excited about it here:
featured image source: Tsuta