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Austin's favorite ramen restaurant breaks into hot new market

Austin's favorite ramen restaurant breaks into hot new market

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Ramen Tatsu-Ya heads to Houston. Ramen Tatsu-Ya/Facebook

Looks like Houston is in the midst of a mini-ramen boom. The latest addition? Austin favorite Ramen Tatsu-Ya.

The ramen restaurant, which has two locations in Austin, will open a location in Houston's Montrose neighborhood. CultureMap Houston first reported about Ramen Tatsu-Ya's plans in March, when the company purchased a property on California Street. 

Ramen fans scarcely need an introduction to Ramen Tatsu-Ya. Since opening in 2012, the restaurant has racked up accolades, including a spot on Bon Appetit's list of America's best new restaurants. Credit for that success starts with the restaurant's broth, which takes as long as 60 hours to prepare.

The restaurant will open this winter and has begun the hiring process. McCray & Co., the design studio that built both of the company's Austin locations, is working on the Houston location too.