Tsujita Finally Debuts, Ramen Still to Come

Doors now open, noodles to come
Doors now open, noodles to come Photo: Tatiana Arbogast

L.A. ramen fans have been waiting with brothy breath for Takeshi Tsujita’s eponymous restaurant to open on Sawtelle, and the day is finally here–Tsujita, complete with stunning wooden stick ceiling, debuted on Monday. Unfortunately, us noodle-heads still have to wait: While Tsujita is serving an array of hot dishes, he won’t introduce ramen until some time next month.

With four restaurants in Japan, this is the first U.S. location for the chef, thus the delay. According to Squid Ink, the chef has to return to Japan, but when he gets back, he’ll share all of his noodle secrets with the kitchen. At least you can finally see Sweet Design’s cool ceiling for yourself: It’s made out of 25,000 wooden sticks to conjure images of clouds and Izumo-Taishi, one of Japan’s most important Shinto shrines.

Go ahead, try to press your face in it

Tsujita L.A.: 2057 Sawtelle Blvd., West L.A. 310-231-7373
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Tsujita Finally Debuts, Ramen Still to Come