Location: Pasadena, CA
Ramen Tatsunoya is a ramen shop located in Pasadena, California that offers a truly authentic taste of Japanese ramen. Their rich tonkotsu broth is simmered for over 15 hours and contains simple ingredients – it is only prepared with pork skull bone and water. This simplicity is part of the beauty of Tatsunoya’s ramen, the flavors speak for themselves. They offer three different types of ramen: Koku (rich), Jun (light), and Spicy.
Ryuta Kajiwara first established Ramen Tatsunoya in his hometown of Kurume, Japan where tonkotsu ramen first originated. His business model of “kando” has truly set his restaurant apart from the competition.