Accolades

  • Best New Ramen Shops
    Food & Wine
  • Nominee for 50 Best New Restaurants
    Bon Appétit
  • Best Restaurants in Austin, TX
    Bon Appétit
  • America's Best Ramen
    Travel + Leisure
  • First Plates Award
    The Austin Chronicle
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in ATX

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Chef Tatsu Aikawa reviews  at post.venue.name
"(Men-ya Gokkei)Hot damn! Spicy chicken paitan. This was indeed 🌶 spicy! It was the most thick ramen soup(gravy?) I ever had. This style of ramen surpasses “kotteri”(thick rich soup) and it is called “dorodoro”(muddy?)style. It was like chicken gravy sauce with grains of pulverized chicken bones and collegens. What I learned about Kyoto was that this city has the most consumption on coffee and bread out of all Japan (not teas and Japanese breakfast?). Kotteri and more hearty ramen is liked by the locals. Which is reverse on the conception of local cuisine in Kyoto. When you hear Kyoto cuisine, you automatically think it’s a refined, light, traditional food. I guess locals out grew that over centuries of time. Or maybe, they wanted something to balance the light and rich. Also, Kyoto is a home of Tenkaippin, which is where the dorodorostyle originated. #ramen #spicyramen #kotteri #dorodororamen #ドロドロ系#こってりラーメン #gravy #chickengravy #chickenpaitan #激辛らーめん #ilovekyoto #travelfood #京都#京都旅行#ramentatsuya #ramentatsuyahouston #kemuritatsuya #spicyfood"
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Chef Tatsu Aikawa reviews  at post.venue.name
"Flying squid 🦑 skewers! #nishikimarket #錦市場#いかうまい"
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Chef Tatsu Aikawa reviews  at post.venue.name
"Wagyu beef tongue..... it melts on your tongue. #namabeerunowplease#yakiniku#wagyu #miyazakibeef #beeftongue #タン塩#oishii"
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