New Biz in Round Rock: Raman Tatsu-Ya

Ramen Tatsu-Ya Opened on June 2, 2024

Ramen Tatsu-Ya storefront

ROUND ROCK — Tatsu Aikawa’s nationally acclaimed ramen restaurant Ramen Tatsu-Ya continues to expand its footprint with an anticipated new location in Round Rock’s Rock Creek Plaza at 2132 North Mays Street, Suite 960. The shop opened on June 2, 2024, for daily dine-in and takeout service from 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

The Menu

The Austin-based establishment will serve its signature, authentic ramen made with their famous pork-based tonkotsu alongside chicken and veggie-based broths, as well as small bites and sides, house-brewed teas, sake and beer. The restaurant’s coveted, limited-time offerings will also be available, which fans have come to know and love since its inception in 2012.

“The response to the news of Ramen Tatsu-Ya opening in Round Rock has been tremendous; fans have been asking for years for us to open further north in the Austin area, and we’re glad to be making that a reality. We anticipate this being the first of a few new shops to come in the near future,” says Phil Stanton, Tatsu-Ya President.

Grand Opening Special

June 2nd through June 30th – Enter to win a year’s worth of ramen (one $600 gift card) by signing up for the latest Ramen Tatsu-Ya news via email

Don’t forget to follow @ramentatsu_ya for reminders.

The Space

The 2,755 square-foot shop that seats about 65 guests will feature the brand’s signature style with its own unique spin, including one-of-a-kind murals by artist Michael Sieben in collaboration with Show Goat, who has adorned multiple Ramen Tatsu-Ya shops with his distinctive, floor-to-ceiling slurp monsters. In addition to Sieben’s work, the restaurant, imagined by Kim Lewis Designs, boasts a spacious dining room with furniture and fabrications by Coterie, Inc., red neon details and signage by Ion Art, as well as a convenient to-go door for customers to walk up and grab their takeout orders. The Round Rock space has come to life with general contracting by Trinity Constructors and architectural services from OPA Design Studio, with top-of-the-line kitchen equipment provided by Amundsen.

“One thing that’s really cool about all the Ramen Tatsu-Ya locations is that there’s continuity in the restaurant designs and the awesome artists we collaborate with, but each location has its own distinct personality, ” says Tony Perez, Brand Manager.

Ramen Tatsu-Ya render
Ramen Tatsu-Ya render

Seven Shops and Counting

Round Rock will mark the seventh Ramen Tatsu-Ya location in Texas, with six shops spread throughout the Austin area and one in Houston, not to mention Aikawa’s three iconic, award-winning full-service Austin concepts — new-school shabu-shabu spot dipdipdip Tatsu-Ya, immersive island paradise Tiki Tatsu-Ya, and Texas smokehouse-meets-Japanese izakaya Kemuri Tatsu-Ya.

Local Love at Rock Creek Plaza

Since 2021, Danly Properties has been working to curate a collection of local, “Texas-based businesses familiar to Round Rock residents” at Rock Creek Plaza, Danly Director of Business Development Adam Lewis told Community Impact. Ramen Tatsu-Ya will join local brands such as Kerbey Lane Cafe, Amy’s Ice Creams, and P. Terry’s Burger Stand at the North Mays plaza, with more to come.

About Ramen Tatsu-Ya

In the fall of 2012, Chef/Owner Tatsu Aikawa started Ramen Tatsu-Ya with friends and family. After spending time at the Michelin-starred kaiseki/sushi bar Urasawa in Los Angeles, Tatsu returned to Austin to introduce authentic Japanese ramen to Texas. Ramen Tatsu-Ya quickly became a local sensation, boasting national accolades including Bon Appétit’s “Top 50 Best Restaurants” and Time Out’s “Best Ramen in America,” and serves a following of faithful fans, local and not, in the Lone Star State.

Images and copy courtesy of PopRatio

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