Tsujita, long regarded as one of the city's best ramen shops, is opening its original Artisan Noodle shop inside the Americana at Brand in Glendale. It's a major coup for the nearby suburb, as well as the fancy shopping mall, which already boasts Din Tai Fung and Bourbon Steak, and will shortly have Shake Shack, Mainland Poke, and Eggslut across the street.
The ramen shop will be placed along bustling Brand Blvd and hopes to open some time in the fall. No word on whether any elements of ANNEX, Tsujita's heavier and even more flavor packed sibling across the street on Sawtelle, will arrive in Glendale. The "original" Tsujita Artisan Noodle features just one kind of Hakata-style tonkotsu, or richly flavored pork broth ramen, plus a fishier, umami-riddled tsukemen, or dip-style, noodle. What really elevates the ramen at Tsujita is the simplicity of each type, with near-perfect broth that would stand out even in Japan, plus fresh noodles made by Sun.
While there are plenty of exciting concepts opening on the block, Tsujita might be the one that'll please the hardcore food enthusiasts. And the lines will surely commence right at opening.
Tsujita LA Artisan Noodle
The Americana at Brand
889 Americana Way
Glendale, CA 91210