The Best Little Ramen In Texas: Ramen Tatsu-Ya (Chef’s Night Out)

nandhu uh getting Skelos like a shout out before from the Tatsuya what you guys do at the very beginning we shall – do you like the intro hey mom my name is Jana koa director of operations at ramen Tatsuya Robin Tatsuya is a quick service ramen shop where the first brick-and-mortar ramen shop in Austin Texas and we like to keep it simple guys keep it quick and very tasty we serve southern style tonkotsu broth Robin we do counter service you basically care to people who are pretty much no-frills you got marinated bamboo here chashu algae Tama is our soft boil to marinate a deck we got roasted seaweed Mayu the black garlic oil and there goes underneath the core team is my brother he’s a chef owner he’s pretty much responsible for everything that we do here well I’m an immigrant I don’t have you know Pisa and green card whatnot so I started out the washing dishes worked my way up with it much I was staying with my mom’s and I would try to perfect his broth I had it in my head and I drove my mom crazy the house smell like pork all day I mean my brother Tatsu and taco they were building the shop a lot of people were always like wiser than ramen in Texas you know there needs to happen I thought it was a great idea excited about the way to go few years ago when I was living here we didn’t have much accessibility to specialized foods but now that the city’s growing there’s been demands for something you know more specialized more focused when I decided you were on a shop I decide to do food that everybody can enjoy but that’s still coming from my country you know we started service in September of 2012 when we started up we did everything in terms of prep every day of the week we were preparing the broth we have to peel seven eight cases of eggs which is like 600 or so we assumed that every day would be about a hundred bowls of ramen syrup we never imagined that we could go through almost 600 bowls of robbing per day what we got here is our me so hot so it’s me so our spicy sauce our base with their pork broth operating a restaurant with the light out the door you always have to take into consideration the wait time for a customer if your food isn’t up to par then there’s no reason why people would be waiting so basically our value is to have the best quality tonkotsu broth we make ramen and that’s all we do we need a half shot taco the vagina shot Matsumoto I don’t drink like y’all man I’m not an alcoholic Cheers just runneth up to the Austin Texas oh we had a Jameson shot out of sake glasses right before we started our adventure do you want me to do another one how’s the best full ramen I have ever had beginning of the end here yeah I rode me Priscus and sucia taco we are headed to continue oh I get some snacks and some toddies back in toddy should be doing relapse oh that’s my dad’s favorite shot you know why well you know why my dad likes it so much because they have pictures on the menu there’s a hearty little surgeon oh thanks guys all right let’s get on the party bus Contego is a contemporary ranch style Hill Country sort of cuisine have rabbit livers venison done really smartly in a more accessible format Patrick Jones joined us one of our front-of-house guys and she I’m on samoto this is my little our social media something director cashier Andrew is a good friend of of taco and they went to culinary school together go to the same bars pretty much right we started out with a whole bunch of hot toddies when you have hot alcoholic beverages you don’t realize how strong they are what is it it’s just cocaine you want me to store it but yeah dude dude on camera we had a chicharonnes with kimchi regular Crisco wishbone waste Oh in Lhasa I’ll get some deeding contigo every day is the best pork liver pate is my favorite thing over there the eggplant they drizzle it over Texas honey it’s a perfect mixture of sweet savory rabbit dumplings would say is like this is an intro dish for contigo chili onions and that’s what makes Eponine is an example of redstone they do a damn fine job mr. bitter we’re going back to the shop and we’re gonna make drunken food and feed everybody so you guys and we would like to have you guys come back to the shop then we headed off the barley swine so barley swine it’s a really good place it’s actually a pretty damn affordable 12-course meal yeah it’s been yeah I guess do you have money you know some other favorite places skill to do change their menus um once every month or so barley swine is a modern take on local cuisine they’re a bunch of kooks that love food they get their produce from local organic farmers they even go out on Mondays on their days off to pick wild onions in the green Bell last one I just got super buzz Griffin’s diver scallops pontoon commissioned him back like oysters it was terribly Joyce’s the best dish that I had last night was sunchoke panna cotta hedgehog mushrooms trout roe and pea shoots in it as well on the bottom they had a pine caramel it’s the strangest combination all the items didn’t really make sense if you just ate them individually but you put it all together it just tasted like blah for some reason I think that was their intention that’s one of their strong points to have different components and bring it all together to make something taste really really awesome oh it’s good chocolate got a bridge all together with it so this is going to be cobia it’s cooked in our shoe Romanesco and seaweed and dodging the Romanesco right it does it’s about that earthiness to it you know I think we just eat the out of it we had for dessert blackout chocolate cake brown butter ice cream and aerated chocolates I can’t get enough of the aerated chocolates actually if I were working on barley swine I would probably like three other pounds skiing those every chocolates all the flavors are like to go together very well everything was great all the flavor Gaeta then we headed off to shangri-la shangri-la is a place that we usually hit up at Tina and I it is it’s a lot of like industry people a lot of your friends that you were there working different restaurants you might have worked for in the past or always there so you have c6 we’re like the hipsters and a lot of like the industry people go there’s a lot more divert your bars and then they have the emergence of West Sixth reason I got friends are like now I don’t want to go there it’s too pretentious I don’t like but there’s really cute girls there yeah see but you like those Western Street girls with the titties hanging out I can all all bad well okay as opposed to you know the ecig street girls armpit hair yes lots of tattoo yes it like yes they take showers in as well yes there’s many bars like it all up along the strip of East 6th Street but we decided to go shangela because it’s the most hospitable to a lot of the industry folks that we come across what I am drunkest I’m just getting no stress huh you didn’t hear anything brunette shot is something Chris and I made up it’s half a shot of Fernet and half a shot of bullet rivals like water hey James what’s a potato all right sorry I mean how many potatoes does it take three peas oh my god how many potatoes does it take to feed three people yeah yeah I think everybody was drunk at that moment there one two three oh three just happens like this oh you ran out of storage and then we will walked over to here 3 1 3 so Detroit style pizza place one of the best pizza crusts that I’ve never had any day I’ll go the week Sunday I try to you but the lines way too long so it’s like you go during the weeks I will wait out there for an hour either you get that we did not pay her to say that we headed back to Rome and Tatia to have our munchies meal hey Patrick what’s up here’s a joke how many potatoes does it take to feed three people how many potatoes three potatoes do not eat the pizza yet do not eat to be so yet I didn’t realize that was gonna be a big party of that sort oh I just invited a few friends and you know how it goes those using James didn’t cook the Choshu down nose for the sliders I believe so I want to make a sauce well crab slider I got some soft-shell crab over here marinating and I’ll some sambal lime juice yuzu and love Kemper your love right when I’ve been drinking I really like greasy greasy food someone looks good we prepared a brisket style skimming now would be a Texas barbecue the phone what’s gonna happen it’s gonna make this skit men brought steeper that noodles up and three five seven work get down Oh got it you got it skimmin is our concentrated broth the broth is made for the noodles to be dipped in we heavily sauce it with a soy base crash we got brought about five boxes of via three monthly pizza and made a dipping sauce out of our concentrated broth so unseasoned skimming broth and I was it with butter yes multiplied with Parmesan yes white wine vinegar oh yes originally played parsley oh yeah and there’s truffles in here runner-runner let’s go this is a dipping sauce for the pizza ladies and gentlemen we like to introduce you to the dipping pizza me boy and like Papa John’s extreme you

100 comments on “The Best Little Ramen In Texas: Ramen Tatsu-Ya (Chef’s Night Out)”

  1. slaiyfershin says:

    0:48 Cringey reverse chopstick style ><

  2. eustagoesout says:


  3. Warren Pellacani says:

    I love Texas but god I hate most of the ppl here

  4. Brandon Crider says:

    Hipsters are taking over my city 🙁

  5. The Magick Goblin says:

    Their sister is really really really pretty. There would be no way i could focus on the food no matter how good it was.

  6. may zigelboim says:

    i want to be your friend

  7. Rhidlor says:

    Whats with chefs and taking shots? Does anyone else think it comes off as unnecessary and flamboyant?

  8. AirsoftKid8282 says:

    what sunglasses are those at 2:22?

  9. Huey huang says:

    the highlight of my life was when i made it on their insta page lmfao

  10. VegNabz says:


  11. Mohi Noble says:

    this is so awesome, thanks team

  12. Daniel says:

    see with all the modern dishes where the main guy's girl friend works, all the food would be completely new to me and it all seems very different and strange so idk if id be able to crave it… always open to trying something new but spending $50 on a small entre i probably wont like seems like a stretch.

  13. bmgag19 says:

    this video is so Austin. I love it

  14. Bradford Boucher says:

    Wonder how often that old Asian dude fucks other dudes

  15. Damingo54 says:

    I thought cigarettes stopped being cool in the 90s

  16. T Tran says:

    These chef work there ass off …. great 👍🏼 job guys …

  17. Dom DelaWeeds says:

    they represent atx in the best way #respect

  18. Doug C says:

    that pizza looks disgusting – thick crust burnt pepperoni n lil sauce. no wonder it needs a dipping sauce.

  19. Rick Deckard says:

    I hate people. All they fucking do is eat and drink.

  20. Shaffxoxo says:

    Definitely the asian ver of morpheus from the matrix

  21. Dylan Haas says:

    when they put subtitles on something totally audible.

  22. Gnat Foehn says:

    Other than the food, I'd hate this kind of night out. Why waste money on cigs and drinks when you can just buy more food!

  23. Bro Brah says:

    thats not enough pizza

  24. Andrew Pilafas says:

    Did I just hear "Rocky loves Emily"?? 3 Ninjas!!!

  25. DeadNameDan says:

    MY CITY!!

  26. Donna Kay Morgese says:

    Best ramen in Texas 🍜🍖

  27. 메종메즈카 says:

    I've been here before! Idk why I had low expectations eating ramen in Texas, but it was hella good!

  28. ziggy morris says:

    That is no joke

  29. Marcin Marciniak says:

    Christ He's SO borring!

  30. Nicholas Hoang says:

    Tigerden is better

  31. Yu Sheen Tan says:

    What a f*cking good episode

  32. UnboundGamers says:


  33. Aaron Mitchell says:

    I love the duality of Asians in Texas

  34. Caleb1915 says:

    ive been there!

    it was amazing i never had ramen before

  35. Callum Thomas says:

    Dude sounds a little like archer at times

  36. paloma says:

    heeelllll yeah I live near here

  37. kailash verma says:

    So much party & fun in one night..

  38. xsanctom says:

    That broth looks legit, can't get a good bowl of Tonkotsu in Auckland..

  39. Gus Woolf says:

    9:42 Blasphemy to my Irish ears.

  40. OSSEF9 says:

    "from my country" You mean American right? Youre not in Japan anymore….

  41. T.J.P says:

    He looks like an Asian Laurence Fishburne.

  42. Ginger Vargas says:

    We need you in Boston !!

  43. hien le says:

    Who the fuck eat pig skin with kimchi

  44. OmgHuntard says:

    Drunk cooking is best cooking, make something crazy that turns out good. The only down side is you don't remember wtf you did or how you did it the next morning.

  45. NMS Adventures says:

    Met Shion at his Houston restaurant, really cool dude.

  46. Rohan Gupta says:

    Via 313 is the most uniquely delicious pizza in the world

  47. Belfry says:

    I've been looking for the best ramen in America.. I think I found it

  48. raven arceneaux says:

    So i guess i gotta take a trip from Houston to Austin

  49. Sam says:

    They look fucking good

  50. nighttime world says:

    u dum that shit down way down

  51. puddum says:

    so much cringe

  52. Jeremy Dumoit says:

    I am completely, unashamedly addicted to Ramen Tatsu-Ya.  I eat there once a week, and crave it the other 6 days.  The Miso-hot is so damned good; as are the Yodas.  I kinda have a man crush on Shion after watching this.  I bet he'd be fun as sh!t to hang out with.

  53. The Sun Will Rise Again says:

    These people are not Japanese, they are Zainichi Koreans charging over $10 for a bowl of ramen that you could get for about $6 in Japan which has a much higher cost of living. Considering they are in Texas which has lower cost of living and lower business taxes and rent, they should be selling a bowl for less than $5. Go to Japan for real ramen made by real Japanese, not Zainichi Koreans

  54. A Montano 2 says:

    You know they had the major pain shits the night after and all those “hot girls” farted and squirted shit in a toilet.

  55. Sparklefrsh & MOTU says:

    Man I feel like this place gets worse every time I go, it's unfortunate.

  56. Joel Hochstein says:

    The literally couldn't have used any more downtown austin cliches in 1 video lol

  57. Ashley Hernandez says:

    I will drive the 5 hours just for this restaurant!

  58. Adam Almy says:

    I like this Chinese Charlie Brooker

  59. vladimir parada says:

    "contemporary ranch style hill country cuisine" LMAO

  60. Jstn C says:

    I love how generous and accepting Austin people are

  61. GoshTasha says:

    @ 13:43 papa who?? lol

  62. Kikansha Thomas says:

    Anybody else hear the 3 Ninjas reference of "Rocky loves Emily?" Yo, I loved that movie when I was a kid.

  63. Samuel Lujan says:

    Me and my wife I didn't like the ramen in that place.

  64. KCKclub97 says:

    Asian Seth Rogan is fucking dope

  65. Anthony Martinez says:

    these guys remind me of the kids I went to school with. fuck those guys!!!

  66. The One Who Laughs says:

    these guys get a like just for rocky loves emily

  67. AddaxandOryx Foundation says:

    I love these guys! Love the passion, the obsession… nothing like this in switzerland

  68. Shaggy Rogers says:

    I thought this was America

  69. According To Honda says:


  70. Mobbo J says:

    I go here all the time. The cashiers act like they've never met me every time but the food is great lol

  71. Hardcore Doom says:

    Fuck Chef’s Night Out. Focus on one fucking restaurant, you stupid hipster fucks.

  72. Cris Gonzalez says:

    Dam the brother literally made that restaurant what it is..

  73. Tait Gray says:

    Got to eat here, we had a party of seven and we had a SIX HUNDRED DOLLAR MINIMUM, we barely made it through lol, food was awesome though

  74. Edward Lee says:

    Wow making me hungry!!

  75. Randy Geyer says:

    Good straight good food!

  76. Luis Rojas says:

    these dudes were drunk AF. Love It!!!

  77. Rubi Mota says:

    I Work right next door to the location in Houston, Texas. in the heart of Montrose! I love their curry bowl appetizer as well as their sweet and sour yodas *drool… im a vegetarian unfortunately lolol so I always get the veggie ramen that's made with a deep and amazing mushroom broth. I always leave happy <3 Everyone here at Violet Tiger Tattoo Parlor loves you!

  78. irob rf says:

    Haha I went to Texas culinary academy in Austin by the Domain I love your freaking ramen I’ve posted probably hundreds of videos of me eating there . I go to the 183 location this is so dope to watch I totally wish I could make that dipping broth it’s decadent AF! What would you say is your personal favorite?

  79. irob rf says:

    Haha I went to Texas culinary academy in Austin by the Domain I love your freaking ramen I’ve posted probably hundreds of videos of me eating there . I go to the 183 location this is so dope to watch I totally wish I could make that dipping broth it’s decadent AF! What would you say is your personal favorite?

  80. Nikhil Rohatgi says:

    What a great episode! Amazing food, nice people and they went to like 4-5 places before coming back to their own.

  81. Music And fun says:

    I visited Austin last month and this place is sooo good. I've been trying to find a good ramen place in jacksonville, fl and so far nothing beats this place.

  82. Timothy Stradley says:

    Never realized how many chefs drink fernet lol..the last 5 chefs night out videos I’ve watched have revolved around Fernet

  83. Texas Moto says:

    Samurai Noodle in Houston is better

  84. brittini Johnson says:

    I love this video! i will come and visit this location soon!

  85. BLA͢K̵ILK͘ says:

    Do you badasses do the double dip?

  86. rayley says:

    on god this ramen is heavenly especially the broth 😔😔

  87. Crash kelley says:

    this is easily the best series from munchies. so much diversity, and new ideas are shared here

  88. Brian Galvez says:

    I ate here yesterday and it was amazing I even asked for more noodles! Best place!

  89. missy mason says:

    Awesome awesome.

  90. missy mason says:

    0h wow…..amazing

  91. Elle C says:

    I live here in Austin and that was boring AF.

  92. phishhook19 says:

    that boys name is octopus

  93. The 6th Street Snake says:

    If I can make $12, I'll eat there right now. I'm just on riverside.

  94. jeepneydriver7 says:

    That potato joke is not going well

  95. oneworldonehope says:

    I fucking hate you guys now I am on my way to eat again your ramen. I am going broke because of you

  96. ThanamasLuv says:

    Wanted to try this when I went down to Texas but the line was soooooooo loooooooooooong~

  97. Alexander Dumas says:

    This video, as awesome as it was, still cant do justice to the sheer excellence of Ramen-Tatsu-Ya. It's really the reigning champ of Ramen in Texas. As close to a religious experience as you can get with food

  98. Dwain Robertson says:

    My brother took me here when I visit him in Austin wow please bring one to Dallas

  99. Virryth says:

    tatsuya tonkotsu original with menma, ajitama, and brussle sprouts /chef kiss/

  100. David Hoo says:

    Eat here once every two months, fucking delicious, always get seconds!

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