Austin's top ramen joint is branching out beyond noodles and broth. Kemuri Tatsu-Ya, a new concept from the Ramen Tatsu-Ya team will open winter 2016 in East Austin, at 2713 E. Second St.
According to a release, the concept is a Texas-influenced take on an izakaya, a traditional Japanese pub. While menu details have not been released, the restaurant promises shareable dishes, seasonal specials, and a bar complete with craft cocktails.
The space is being designed by McCray & Co., the local firm behind Ramen Tatsu-Ya's iconic look, as well as other Austin hot spots like Lenoir and Noble Sandwich Co. The studio is taking inspiration from traditional izakayas and Kemuri Tatsu-Ya's name, a play on the Japanese word for "smoke." (The building's previous tenants, Live Oak Barbecue, left behind smoke-stained walls.)