Tatsunoya is almost ready for its ramen close-up in Pasadena, with insiders saying the place is slated for a December
18 23 opening on Fair Oaks Avenue.
The former Bella’s Gourmet Pizza address got the papered-window treatment back in June, but has been otherwise rather quiet since then. Now comes news that in less than two weeks the Japanese tonkotsu specialists will be serving up their porkified ramen to the Pasadena masses — along with beer and wine, per this ABC license.
For those unfamiliar with the name, Tatsunoya is a popular ramen brand in Japan, sporting almost half a dozen locations in the country, having originally opened more than 15 years ago. They regularly sport some of the longest lines at the Ramen Yochoko festival at Santa Anita, and will look to elevate Pasadena’s noodle game when they arrive. Expect late night weekend hours and a fun-filled atmosphere when Tatsunoya comes to town.
16 N. Fair Oaks Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91030