West L.A. ramen staple Tsujita LA Artisan Noodle will open its first Eastside location at Rick Caruso’s shopping mecca the Americana at Brand this fall, The Real Deal has learned.
The renowned eatery signed a lease for almost 2,500 square feet of space at the Glendale property owned and operated by Caruso Affiliated. The restaurant, which Vogue endorsed as “darn good ramen,” is known for Tsukemen, a dish of noodles served separately and dipped into a soup, as well as Tonkotsu ramen.
It will add ramen to the lineup of food options at the Americana at Brand, which includes international dumpling house Din Tai Fung, James Beard award-winning Chef Michael Mina’s Bourbon Steak, the fast-casual joint Lemonade, Katsuya, Trattoria Amici, Bar Verde at Nordstrom and the recent addition of Duke Bakery.
Last month, Caruso Affiliated announced the opening of five new restaurants near its Masonic Temple office building, including Eggslut, Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop, Mainland Poke, Philz Coffee and Shake Shack. The temple is across the street from the Americana at Brand.