Looks like those rumors about the death of downtown Culver City might have been premature, as the area continues to rise and fall with new restaurant concepts all the time. The latest place to make a splash is Tentenyu, a Japanese ramen icon that originated in Kyoto. They’re coming to the Main Street stretch of downtown Culver City, and should be opening rather soon.
The new location for Tentenyu lands in the shuttered Wich Wich space just around the corner from Culver Boulevard proper, and steps from places like The Wallace and Public School 310. That’s some prime (and pricey) real estate, but should offer plenty of frontage to draw in some much-needed sidewalk traffic.
Though the restaurant itself has been pretty mum on details regarding this new outlet, they’re actively hiring up online for the place right now. If all goes as planned, Tentenyu should be able to offer an expanded menu from their 45-year-old chicken ramen recipes that will include karaage and booze to boot. And, soon enough, they’ll be joined by almost-neighbors like Josef Centeno’s Bäcoshop expansion, and a competing new restaurant from Adam Fleischman. If all goes well, look for a February opening.
3849 Main St.
Culver City, CA