Inside Tsujita LA. [Photo: Elizabeth Daniels]
Amid the massive ramen deal launched yesterday, Tsujita LA announced on its website that the original location on the corner of Sawtelle and Mississippi will become an all day ramen restaurant on June 1, much in the vein of ANNEX just across the street. Serving its uber-rich tonkotsu and tsukemen, arguably the star that thrust LA's ramen scene to the top of the country's roost, Tsujita had previously only served their noodles for lunch, opting for a more high-end, sushi and small plates menu in the evenings.
Since acquiring the former Orris/Soba Sojibo spot just a half block north, the burgeoning trifecta will debut Tsujita Villa, some time in July. In the meantime, the more expensive dinnertime menu will be on hiatus. It's unclear if the third location will serve ramen, but according to their schedule, the Villa might follow the current Tsujita LA's format of noodles in the daytime and sushi/small plates in the evening. If that's the case, what kind of ramen will Villa serve? The original already boasts a Hakata-style bowl while ANNEX has the lauded Jiro-style that pervades Tokyo.
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