Aha! Ramen Tatsu-ya is actually opening that hot pot restaurant at 7301 Burnet Road in the Crestview neighborhood, as Eater guessed last fall. DipDipDip Tatsu-ya will open sometime in June.
DipDipDip will focus on shabu-shabu, which is Japanese hot pot. The meal is interactive, where people can dip and cook raw meats, seafood, and vegetables into the hot broth and then dip those pieces into various sauces right at their tables. The restaurant’s version will highlight raw food with tableside carts, where people can pick and choose what they want to cook. The meats will be freshly sliced too.
The menu will also feature other hot pot dishes like udon, wontons, skewers, stuffed tofu skins, and meatballs. For drinks, there will be sake, wine, whiskey, beer, and cocktails.
DipDipDip’s space will be designed by the restaurant’s go-to firm McCray & Co., which means there will be familiar Tatsu-ya and Japanese elements throughout. Plus there will be artwork by Japanese artist Esow (who also worked on Ramen Tatsu-ya’s East 6th Street location). The restaurant is now hiring for all positions too.
When DipDipDip opens, the restaurant will be open for dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and then from 5 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
After this opening, Ramen’s Tatsu Aikawa and the rest of the team are turning their attention to tiki with forthcoming bar Tiki Tatsu-ya on South Lamar Boulevard this year. Also under the Tatsu-ya umbrella are several locations of Ramen Tatsuya, Japanese-Texas izakaya Kemuri, and curry patio bar Domo Alley-Gato.
- Looks Like Ramen Tatsu-Ya Is Opening a Hot Pot Restaurant [EATX]
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- DipDipDip Tatsu-Ya [Instagram]
- All Coverage of Ramen Tatsu-Ya [EATX]