Cultural exchange: Excellent Kemuri Tatsu-Ya mashes up Texas and Japan

MARCH 30, 2017  |  Austin American Statesman

Leave it to two hip-hop DJs to find a way to layer seemingly disparate threads into a tight, electric groove that feels wholly original.

Our Ramen Changed Texas, And Texas Changed Our Ramen

FEBRUARY 23, 2017  |  Bon Appetit

When we opened Ramen Tatsu-ya in Austin in 2012, we were the first ramen shop in the city, and we didn’t want to Americanize it.

How One Ramen Boss Is Blending Texan BBQ Smoke with Japanese Cuisine

January 17, 2017  |  Vice / Munchies

There’s a little bit of smoke rising above the Holly neighborhood in East Austin recently, where Tatsu Aikawa and his partner, Tako Matsumoto.

Kemuri Tatsu-Ya is Your New Food Obsession

January 3, 2017  |  DO512

The Japanese word ‘Kemuri’ translates to ‘Smoke’ in English. So it is fitting that Austin’s newest Japanese restaurant places a delicious focus on smoking all manner of delectable, tapas-style dishes.

First Look: Kemuri Tatsu-ya Brings Izakaya Culture to East Austin

January 11, 2017  |  Zagat First Look

Fans of Ramen Tatsu-ya‘s special release brisket ramen had their minds blown late last week, when the noodle shop with a cult following opened its latest concept, an izakaya called Kemuri.

Inside Ramen Tatsu-Ya’s Funky Texas Izakaya

January 3, 2017  |  Eater Austin

Austin’s favorite noodle soup slingers Ramen Tatsu-ya is shaking things up with it’s third highly-anticipated restaurant in Austin.