Ramen Tatsu-ya’s mysterious Burnet Road restaurant now has what seems to be a potentially real name: Shabu Shabu Tatsu-ya, which indicates that the beloved ramen spot is most likely opening a Japanese hot pot restaurant (aka shabu-shabu) at 7301 Burnet Road in Crestview.
This is all according to Shabu Shabu’s uncovered Facebook and Instagram pages, thanks to an Eater tipster. The Facebook page also confirms the 7301 Burnet Road address. Not much else can be gleaned from the social media accounts. The Facebook page contains the default profile image.
Ramen applied for the Burnet road restaurant’s TABC permit with the name Dip Dip Dip Tatsu-ya. Eater went down the rabbit hole of restaurant possibilities based on the names, including hot pot, as well as dipping ramens, and an ice cream concept.
For shabu-shabu, raw meats, seafood, and vegetables are dipped and cooked into hot broth and then dipped into a sauce.
Eater reached out to Ramen Tatsu-ya’s reps for more information, but there were no updates offered.
This hot pot restaurant isn’t the only thing Ramen Tatsu-ya co-owners and co-chefs Tatsu Aikawa and Takuya Matsumoto are working on. There’s the forthcoming South Lamar tiki bar, Tiki Tatsu-ya, and whatever the team is doing with the outdoor area of the East 6th street ramen restaurant.
This article has been updated to reflect that the Shabu Shabu Tatsu-ya concept isn’t confirmed as of yet, and the Facebook logo isn’t Shabu Shabu Tatsu-ya’s logo.
- Shabu Shabu Tatsu-ya [Facebook]
- Shabu Shabu Tatsu-ya [Instagram]
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